Sunday, September 15, 2013
Calvin Johnson sets two franchise records
By Michael Rothstein
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Calvin Johnson had a busy first half.
The Detroit Lions wide receiver set two team records in the first 30 minutes against the Arizona Cardinals. His two touchdowns in the half was the 10th time he has accomplished that in a game, breaking a record set by Herman Moore.
On his first touchdown, a 72-yard slant that he took past the entire Arizona defense, he set another record. It was his sixth reception of 70 or more yards in his career, breaking a record held by Leonard Thompson, who played for the Lions from 1975 to 1986.
Oh, and the Lions also had 70-plus yard receptions in back-to-back games for the first time since 1986. Reggie Bush had a 77-yard touchdown reception last week off a screen.
Johnson has four catches for 96 yards and two touchdowns. Detroit leads, 14-10 at halftime.