By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: November 27th, 2014 at 2:23 PM EST
Megatron is feasting on the Chicago Bears defense. Calvin Johnson, the Detroit Lions wide receiver, also set a huge milestone today on Thanksgiving.
As we give thanks for another year, our military, and family/friends, Johnson is thankful to be playing the Bears today. The Bears are the 21st best defense in the league, and are giving up 260 yards passing yards per game, but Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford had 275 yards in the first half.
With 1:26 left in the second quarter, Johnson caught a 9-yard reception from Stafford. This was an historic play for Johnson, as it move him past 10,000 receiving yards in his career.
Johnson now has 10,015 yards in his career, all with the Lions. The 29-year-old is now 43rd all-time on the career yardage list by a receiver, both wide receivers and tight ends are listed.
With the second half to go, he could pass former Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens tight end Shannon Sharpe for 42nd all-time with 45 more yards today. If he gets 83 yards in the next two quarters, he would surpass current Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White, who has 10,098 yards.
In the first half, he had 9 receptions for 109 yards and two touchdowns. At the time of his catch that broke 10,000 yards, the Lions were leading 17-14.
On the same drive, Johnson would score a 6-yard touchdown to give the Lions a 24-17 lead at the break.
His first touchdown, which also came in the second quarter at 13:01, was a 25-yard reception from Stafford.