Johnson entered Week 16 needing 181 yards to break Rice's single-season record. He took care of that in one big game. Johnson caught 11 passes for 225 yards on 14 targets.
It was a perfect showcase game for Johnson. He showed his wide-ranging skill set on a variety of routes over the middle and up the sideline. Johnson's underrated ability to gain yards after the catch especially was on display. The Falcons tried to double team Johnson, and it just didn't matter.
The yardage record wasn't the only one Johnson set Saturday. He also set the NFL record for most consecutive games over 100 receiving yards at eight and tied Michael Irvin's record of 11 games in a season with 100 or more yards.
Unfortunately, the record came late in yet another losing effort. That's been typical of this season in Detroit, but Johnson has given Lions fans a reason to cheer in a miserable season.