• Atlanta Falcons: Johnson needs 181 yards to break Rice’s record

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Dec 20, 2012
    “It’s been real tough, especially for the players” said Johnson, who is 181 yards away from Jerry Rice’s single-season receiving record of 1,848 yards. Johnson needs 182 yards to break Rice's record, and with zero to play for, the Lions will get Johnson the record in two weatherless games: home tilts with the Falcons and Bears. That makes Calvin Johnson's task, chasing Rice, seem pretty simple. Johnson, the former Georgia Tech All-American from Tyrone, and the Lions can generate some respect if they can take down the Falcons at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Ford Field. Minnesota Vikings at Houston Texans There's just something about Adrian Peterson right now, obviously, with his 164-rushing-yards-per-game average over the past eight weeks. But it's more than that a Minnesota defense allowing an average of 19.7 points over the last three, for one thing, and that the Vikings have scored 93 points in their last three dome games.
    Source: ajc.com
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      Behind Tony Romo's great play of late, the Cowboys just need to keep winning and they're in. It sounds easy, but nothing ever is in Dallas. Peter King picks Week 16's games.
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    • Steve Young on Calvin Johnson, Jerry Rice

      Steve Young was the San Francisco 49ers' primary quarterback in 1995 when Jerry Rice set the NFL record for receiving yards in a season. As Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson approaches the record -- he is 182 yards away from breaking it -- Young sai…
      Source: ESPN.com

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