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Johnson breaks Rice's NFL record

DETROIT (AP) -

In defeat, Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson had a record-breaking night.

Johnson surpassed Jerry Rice's single-season yards receiving record of 1,848 set in 1995 with San Francisco. Johnson caught 11 passes for 225 yards. He now has 1,892 receiving yards with one game left in the season against Chicago next Sunday.

Johnson had more than 100 yards receiving for an eighth straight game. That breaks an NFL record set by Charley Hennigan in 1961 and matched by Michael Irvin in 1995. Johnson broke another league mark with 10 receptions in a fourth game in a row.

Johnson, a native of Newnan, went to Sandy Creek High School and played in college at Georgia Tech.

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