Johnson has been Lions' lone star last 2 seasons

By LARRY LAGE - AP Sports Writer
    2013-07-26 17:55

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - Calvin Johnson has given the Detroit Lions something to be proud of the past two years.

He's probably the only person who can say that.

The humble wide receiver, though, would be the last one to boast.

Johnson broke one of Jerry Rice's single-season records last year with 1,964 yards receiving. He also tied Rice's personal mark with a NFL-leading 122 receptions. But Johnson couldn't truly celebrate because the Lions lost their last eight games to finish 4-12.

He could rejoice in 2011 when he helped Detroit end is 11-year postseason drought after leading the league in yards receiving and making the All-Pro team for the first of two straight seasons.

Johnson says he still can get even better.

And, that's a scary thought for the rest of the NFL.