After 14 games, Calvin Johnson has 1,667 receiving yards. He's only 182 yards away from breaking Jerry Rice's NFL record for receiving yards in a single season (1,848 yards in 1995). Johnson has averaged over 119 yards a game this year and with two games left, the record is well within reach.
Johnson had 1,681 receiving yards in 2011, making him just the second player in NFL history to have two 1,600 yards seasons. Marvin Harrison was the first. His 3,348 receiving yards over the last two seasons are an NFL record. Jerry Rice had 3,347 from 1994-1995.
Johnson's 1,667 receiving yards through 14 games is the most in Professional American Football since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970, however it is worth noting that former All-Pro wide receiver Charlie Hennigan of the AFL's Houston Oilers pulled in 1,722 receiving yards in 1961 (14 game season).
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