Calvin Johnson, the Detroit Lions wide receiver, completed yet another 1,000-yard season on Monday during the game against New Orleans Saints. By doing so, Johnson completed his sixth consecutive such season – an unprecedented accomplishment in itself.
Johnson, nicknamed Megatron, achieved the monumental feat during the first quarter on a 19-yard pass from Matthew Stafford. Last week, Johnson was expected to reach the magic number during the game against St Louis Rams, but only had one reception.
In 2009, Johnson finished with 984 yards from 14 games. If not for missing a few games to injury back then, this would have been Johnson’s seventh consecutive 1k Yard season. In fact, this is his seventh overall 1k yard season. No other NFL wide receiver has put up such consistent numbers in the past.
Recently, the 30-year-old said he was only getting started. “It’s expected of myself to do those things (put up massive numbers). Not just for me, but my teammates, that we be productive and as long as we’re on the field, we’re going to surpass that mark,” said the Detroit Lions superstar.
Calvin Johnson entered tonight’s game against the New Orleans Saints 19 yards shy of the 1,000-yard mark. By passing his target, Johnson moved into 28th place in the all-time leaders in receiving yards. He passed Rod Smith, the former Denver Broncos receiver, who finished his career with 11,389 rushed yards.
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