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Megatron Breaks The Record And Lions Fans Aren't Sure How To Feel: Saturday Night Football, In Four GIFs Updated Dec 22, 2012
Atlanta 31, Detroit 18: The above moment of celebratory uncertainty came before Calvin Johnson broke Jerry Rice's single-season receiving yards record-it came during a Falcons timeout while the Lions were down, in fact, which meant the confusion was sor
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  • Falcons spank the Lions, clinch home-field advantage

    The road to the Super Bowl in the NFC goes through Atlanta. The Falcons went to Detroit on Saturday night and did what they needed to do, out-playing an out-classed Lions team and winning 31-18 to wrap up the No. 1 seed in the NFC and home-field advanta…
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  • Wrap-up: Falcons 31, Lions 18

    A few thoughts on Saturday night's events at Ford Field: What it means: We've already discussed receiver Calvin Johnson's history-making evening. For a moment, at least, it allowed the Detroit Lions to forget they were in the midst of losing their seven…
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  • Lions' Johnson breaks Rice's receiving record

    Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson had a record-breaking night.
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  • Here Is A Child Wearing A "Detroit Fuckin' Michigan" Shirt On ESPN Dec 22, 2012
    How many places, exactly, are "fuckin'"? West Virginia is fuckin'. Baltimore is fuckin'. Even Amherst is fuckin'. More »
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  • Lions, Falcons honor Newtown tragedy victims Dec 22, 2012
    The Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons honored the victims of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School with decals on their helmets Saturday night.
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  • Saturday Night Football Open Thread: Drunk Off Eggnog Edition Dec 22, 2012
    There's football tonight! No, no-not Tivo'd Las Vegas Bowl, though that was a good game-NFL football, where they wear pads and get paid. Watch it with us, talk trash about the family members you see once every year on Christmas (*cough*), count the ma
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  • Solved: Mystery of Jim Schwartz's contract Dec 22, 2012
    ESPN's Adam Schefter has solved one of the NFC North's biggest mysteries: The duration of Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz's contract. As you might remember, the Lions did not announce any terms of the contract extension Schwartz signed last June. Accor…
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  • Lions: 'Most undisciplined and selfish' team Dec 22, 2012
    Good evening. As we noted Friday, I'm monitoring Saturday night's game between the Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons from NFC North blog headquarters. I'll post when necessary during the game, especially if receiver Calvin Johnson breaks Jerry Rice's re…
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  • Countdown Live: Falcons-Lions Dec 22, 2012
    Join our NFL experts for Saturday night football between the Atlanta Falcons and the Detroit Lions. Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET. See you there Countdown Live: Falcons-Lions
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  • Video - Week 16: Calvin Johnson highlights 02:38

    Week 16: Calvin Johnson highlights

    Dec 22
    Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson broke Jerry Rice's 1,848-yard single-season receiving record in his Week 16 matchup against the Atlanta Falcons. Take a look at his game highlights.
  • Video - Lions Cut Falcons Lead 00:31

    Lions Cut Falcons Lead

    Dec 22
    Tune to ESPN for live action.
  • Video - WK16 Can't-Miss Play: Megatron breaks single-season receiving record 00:49

    WK16 Can't-Miss Play: Megatron breaks single-season receiving record

    Dec 22
    Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson passes Jerry Rice's record of 1,848 yards in a single season on a 26-yard pass from QB Matthew Stafford.
  • Video - Jerry Rice on Calvin Johnson's record-setting season 01:44

    Jerry Rice on Calvin Johnson's record-setting season

    Dec 22
    Legendary wide receiver Jerry Rice joins ESPN's Monday Night Football broadcast to discuss how Calvin Johnson was able to put up such incredible numbers in 2012 and how it feels to see his single-season receiving yardage record fall.