JOHNSON SURPASSES 1,000 YARDS
- • On his 53-yard reception in the first quarter, WR
Calvin Johnsonsurpasses 1,000 receiving yards for the season. He reached 1,000 receiving yards for the fourth time in his career and for the third-season in a row (2010-2012). Johnson also registered 1,000 receiving yards in 2008, 2010 and 2011.
- • By reaching 1,000 yards this season, Johnson joins WR Herman Moore and WR Johnnie Morton as the only players in Lions history to reach 1,000 receiving yards in four seasons. Moore and Morton each did it four times during their careers with the Lions.
- • Johnson also joined Moore (1994-97) and Morton (1997-99) to registered 1,000 receiving yards in three-straight seasons.
- • By starting in today’s game, T
Jeff Backusand C Dominic Raiolaboth moved up on the Lions all-time career games played list.
- • Today’s game marks the 186th career game for T Jeff Backus. He passes Hall of Fame CB Dick LeBeau (185) for fourth place on the franchise’s all-time career games played list.
- • Raiola has now passed FB Cory Schlesinger (181) for sixth place on the Lions career games played list. To date, Raiola has played in 181 of a possible 185 games during his 12-year career. The only games he missed occurred during stretch of four games during the 2008 season.
- • Backus and Raiola each have played more games in Lions history than any other offensive linemen. They have started 166 games together. which is the most by any offensive linemen teammates since the 1970 merger.