Calvin Johnson's Odd Year
Through 10 games Johnson leads the NFL with 1,117 receiving yards. Prorated over 16 games, that's a pace for 1,787 yards, which would be good for second all time. In fact, if he has a surge down the stretch, he could break Jerry Rice's all-time record of 1,848. Last year, when Johnson established himself as far and away the most dominant receiver in the game, he put up the seventh highest single-season total with 1,681 yards. But even though he's ahead of that pace, he's largely been seen as a disappointent, thanks to his meager touchdown output (3).
But Johnson's scored in his last two games, and Matthew Stafford overshot him on two other throws in the Packers game where he got behind the defense and easily would have scored with an on-target pass. In short, while Adrian Peterson is clearly having a peak inner-circle Hall of Fame year for a running back (with only 11 more rushing yards than Johnson has receving), You've reached the end of our free article preview.
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