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Megatron Catches Even Immortal Rice

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Calvin Johnson can do anything he wants on a football field, except will his team to wins.

 

Johnson put on another spell-binding performance, shredding double- and triple-teams to break Jerry Rice’s single-season receiving record, but the Lions lost their NFL-worst seventh straight game Saturday, 31-18, to the Atlanta Falcons at Ford Field.

 

On a bittersweet night, Johnson finished with 11 catches for 225 yards and passed Rice, the game’s all-time greatest receiver, with a 26-yard catch across the middle with 2:57 to play.

 

He trotted to the sideline after his record-setting grab and handed the ball to his father, Calvin Johnson Sr., as fans serenaded him with a standing ovation.

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