Megatron is on pace to accomplish an incredible feat. No, no, we’re not talking about the decepticon – a character from the fictitious movie “Transformers”- creating more havoc in its robotic society; we’re talking about the Detroit Lions wide receiver, formally known as Calvin Johnson, possibly breaking Hall of Famer Jerry Rice’s single-season receiving yards record. Through 12 games, Johnson has 1,428 receiving yards, putting him 420 yards shy of Rice’s 1995 record of 1,848. The Lions’ 2007 second overall pick’s latest impressive performance came against the Indianapolis Colts this past weekend, when he recorded 13 catches for 171 yards, which helped him also tie an NFL record with five consecutive games of 125-yards receiving.
While Megatron looks to transform into a record breaker, we have to be aware of the one who made this record possible. Here’s a look back at one of the best receivers in history, Jerry Rice, setting the single-season receiving yards record in 1995 against the Atlanta Falcons, as originally presented in “Inside the NFL.” Also, be sure to tune in to “Inside the NFL”, which airs tonight at 9 p.m. ET only on Showtime, where Matthew Stafford and Johnson were wired for sound.