Lions WR Johnson close to 2,000 yards receiving

Updated: December 27, 2012, 6:01 PM ET
Associated Press

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The smile has rarely left Calvin Johnson's face since he broke Jerry Rice's NFL record for receiving yards in a single season against Atlanta on Dec. 22.

Don't let Johnson's smile fool you. Underneath that cheery expression, there's a fierce competitor who wants to make Rice's accomplishments a distant second to his own effort this year.

Johnson's record-setting night against the Falcons put him at 1,892 yards for the season, just 108 yards shy of the 2,000 receiving ...

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