Jeremiah: NFL record-chasers
Three of the NFL's marquee, single-season records are in danger of being broken. Daniel Jeremiah examines them all. More ...
So what's the motivation for the final three weeks? Jerry Rice's NFL receiving record.
"It's definitely something that I take joy in that my teammates are right behind me on this thing," Johnson said. "They want me to get it as much as I want to get it."
The record is a pretty remarkable achievement, considering many thought there was no way Johnson could replicate his 98 catches, 1,681 yards and 16 touchdowns from 2011. He has just five touchdowns this season, and that was part of the Lions' problem.