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Putting Calvin Johnson's record day in perspective

Calvin Johnson put up some amazing numbers for the Detroit Lions against the Dallas Cowboys.

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Calvin Johnson was on another level on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. All week we heard about the debate over Johnson and Dez Bryant, and Megatron silenced any of his doubters by catching 14 passes (on 16 targets) for 329 yards and a touchdown against Dallas. This was merely Johnson's latest foray into the record books, and it was one of his greatest performances in a Detroit Lions uniform.

Johnson nearly set the single-game receiving record on Sunday. He finished just behind Flipper Anderson, who had a record 336 yards receiving in a game back in 1989. It's worth noting, however, that Anderson's performance was aided by overtime, meaning Johnson owns the single-game receiving record if you only count regulation.

Johnson's 329 yards broke a Lions single-game record that was previously set by Cloyce Box in 1950. Also, Johnson's performance was his fifth career regular-season game with 200 or more yards receiving, which ties him with Lance Alworth for the NFL record. Here are more great stats about Johnson's ridiculous day:

Johnson already has 821 yards this season despite missing a game. After eight games last year, Johnson only had 767 yards, and he went on to set the single-season receiving record. If he keeps playing like he did on Sunday, that record will fall again, especially when you consider this:

You are amazing, Megatron.

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