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Jerry Rice bracing to lose receiving record

Jerry Rice bracing to lose receiving record

ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated Dec 19, 2012
As we've been noting in our weekly MegatronWatch posts, Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson is closing in on Jerry Rice's NFL record for receiving yards in a season. Johnson is 182 yards from surpassing Rice's mark of 1,848 yards, set in 1995. Rice, n…
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  • Run defense and the Lions' 'Wide 9' scheme

    Run defense and the Lions' 'Wide 9' scheme

    ESPN.com Dec 19, 2012
    As the Detroit Lions' season winds to a disappointing close, I'm sure there will be plenty of discussion about their "Wide 9" defensive scheme and whether it should be adjusted during the offseason. My amateur take: There has been too much con…
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  • Lions place Nick Fairley on injured reserve

    Lions place Nick Fairley on injured reserve

    A year which showed promise on the field and frustration off it is over for Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley. The Lions announced they placed him on injured reserve today, with a shoulder injury. He was injured against the Packers two weeks ago, and …
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  • Video - Can Calvin Johnson Break Rice's Single-Season Receiving Record? 00:57

    Can Calvin Johnson Break Rice's Single-Season Receiving Record?

    Dec 19
    Steve Young discusses Calvin Johnson's work ethic and route running, which may help Johnson to break Jerry Rice's single-season receiving record.
  • Video - NFL Live OT: Calvin Johnson Chasing Jerry Rice 02:54

    NFL Live OT: Calvin Johnson Chasing Jerry Rice

    Dec 19
    Jerry Rice and Nate Burleson discuss Calvin Johnson's pursuit of Rice's NFL record for single-season receiving yards.
  • Video - Countdown Daily AccuScore:ATL-DET 01:02

    Countdown Daily AccuScore:ATL-DET

    Dec 19
    Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Falcons-Lions