The Detroit Lions are still losing by double digits to the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Wild Card game, 38-28, but we need to recognize the historic day Calvin Johnson is having. The Lions receiver now has 12 catches for 210 yards and two touchdowns on the day.
Via the NBC broadcast, it's the biggest receiving day for a player making his postseason debut in NFL history. Raymond Berry had 178 yards receiving while the Packers' Jermichael Finley had 159 yards receiving.
His latest touchdown was another good one, right in the middle of traffic:
Johnson has been the only constant on the Lions team throughout the game. 210 yards in a game with this atmosphere is impressive. He's a target for Stafford even when he isn't open and he needs so much attention that he creates opportunities for others.
Megatron just might be the best receiver in football. (Maybe.)
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