NFL Highlights: Falcons 31 – Lions 18

12/23/2012

DETROIT – Atlanta did what it had to do on Saturday night in Detroit, winning 31-18 to wrap up home-field advantage in the NFC, but the Detroit Lions still gave their fans something to cheer about thanks to Calvin Johnson’s record-setting night.

Matt Ryan threw for 279 yards and four touchdowns in the victory, but it was Johnson’s 225-yard effort that everyone will be talking about for years to come.

Johnson passed Jerry Rice’s NFL record for receiving yards in a single-season and now has 1,892 yards on the year. He’ll try to pass the 2,000-yard mark next week against Chicago.

Kevin Kugler and Trent Green called the action on Westwood One Sports.

(Johnson sets his first record of the night, passing Herman Moore for the Detroit record for receiving yards in a season)

(Matt Ryan’s 44-yd TD pass to Roddy White puts the Falcons up 7-0)

(Ryan and White connect again and it’s 14-3)

(Ryan’s TD pass to Julio Jones makes it 21-3)

(Johnson passes the 100-yard mark and becomes the first player in NFL history with 100 or more receiving yards in eight straight games)

(Mikel Leshoure’s TD run cuts the Detroit deficit to 21-13)

(Matt Ryan’s 1-yd TD pass to Michael Palmer makes it 28-16)

(Calvin Johnson hauls in another pass to set the NFL’s single-season receiving yards record)

(The final call — Atlanta wraps up home-field in the NFC)

(Listen to Roddy White’s postgame interview with DGS sideline reporter Hub Arkush)

(Postgame recap from Kevin Kugler and Trent Green)

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