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Calvin Johnson Has Career Day As Detroit Lions Win Thriller Over Dallas Cowboys

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Calvin Johnson had himself a day. Johnson put up monster stats in an unprecedented performance for the mega talented wide receiver as he finished with 14 catches for 329 yards and a touchdown. That’s not a misprint. It was the most receiving yards by a pass catcher in a regulation game.

Johnson just continues to set records and create new benchmarks at the receiver position. Remember, last year he broke all time great receiver Jerry Rice‘s receiving yards record for a single season with broken fingers nonetheless.

Johnson is just simply on another level. The man they call Megatron does it all with grace and is also as humble as they come which is a refreshing change in what usually is a position filled with diva, me-first types.

The Detroit Lions ended up needing all 329 of those yards because this game was a barn-burner. It looked like the Dallas Cowboys had surely won the game when Dan Bailey kicked a field goal to put the Cowboys up six with a minute remaining.

Apparently, it was a minute too long. Matthew Stafford, who had  himself his own huge day with 488 yards passing, marched the Lions right down the field. He then ran one of the more heady plays I have seen in recent memory. Stafford looked like he changed the play at the line of scrimmage from a spike to a quarterback sneak, tried to go through the middle and then ran around the pile of Cowboys for the go-ahead score.

It was a miraculous, heads up play by the ascending star quarterback, and this game was a treat for football fans. It was also a devastating loss for the Cowboys in a game they looked to have locked up. Never count out the team that has Johnson on their sideline. If you give he and Stafford any sort of time on the clock they will make you pay, and they sure did on Sunday.