Andre Johnson: Best back-to-back ever

November, 22, 2012
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DETROIT -- Andre Johnson outdid his favorite receiver, Calvin Johnson, Sunday in the Texans’ 34-31 overtime win over the Lions Thursday.

Andre Johnson also followed up his career best 14-catch, 273-yard game against Jacksonville with another big day: Nine catches for 188 yards.

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Rick Osentoski/AP PhotoTexans WR Andre Johnson had nine receptions for 188 yards against the Lions on Thursday.
His two-game total is the best two-game receiving total in the history of the NFL, according to Elias.

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That’s pretty incredible. The only other time Johnson recorded a 200-yard receiving game, ESPN Stats & Info had pointed out he had just 19 yards the following week.

This follow up was of a much higher caliber.

That it came as his team matched up with Calvin Johnson means Andre Johnson did good work reminding a national audience that he’s still very much in the conversation about the game’s best wideouts.

Calvin Johnson finished with eight catches (on 17 targets) for 140 yards and a touchdown.

“I didn’t know which Johnson I had when I looked at the stat sheet,” Texans coach Gary Kubiak joked. “I didn’t know which one had 140 and which one had 188. Two great players. Andre is rolling right now. He’s got confidence, he’s playing his tail off, he’s healthy and he’s back in the best condition I’ve seen him in in three years.”

The Texans have turned to Johnson in crunch time in very tight games the last two weeks.

"Every team has guys that they look to when things are going bad," Andre Johnson said. "So, I'm one of the guys this team looks to when things are going bad. I just try to make the best of the opportunities when I get them."

Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter

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