Calvin Johnson sets sights on 2,000 yards, more wins

Ronald Martinez

Calvin Johnson wants to improve his own stats in 2013, but more than anything he wants the Detroit Lions to be more successful.

2012 was a record season for Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson. He finished with 1,964 yards receiving, breaking Jerry Rice's single-season record. He did all of this despite dealing with multiple injuries throughout the course of the season. Also, he was able to accomplish this feat despite playing for a team that went 4-12.

In 2013, Johnson wants an even better season both for himself and the Lions. For starters, he wants to break 2,000 yards receiving after coming up just short in 2012. He also wants to score more touchdowns after only having five last season. But most importantly, Johnson wants the Lions to win more games. From MLive:

"That's exactly where we're at," Johnson said. "It's funny because I talked to (former Pittsburgh Steelers receiver) Hines (Ward) in the offseason, over the last few offseasons, because we share the same trainer (Tom Bender). He's like, 'You can have all the accolades in the world, but it doesn't really mean nothing'. He told me, and he could attest to this, (it does not mean anything) if you're not winning.

"I could have three touchdowns and 200 yards, but if we lose the game, what's it all for?"

Watching Johnson set records last season was certainly cool, but it's even more fun seeing the Lions actually win games. Hopefully in 2013 we'll get a healthy dose of both.

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