Lions vs. Falcons: Detroit's Biggest Winners and Losers from NFL Week 16

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Lions vs. Falcons: Detroit's Biggest Winners and Losers from NFL Week 16
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It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.

It was Calvin Johnson; it was the Detroit Lions.

Let there be no doubt as to who the biggest winner is in this game, as many were wondering if Johnson would be able to break the record with teams loading up to stop him (because really, who else do they have to fear?).

All Johnson did was go for 225 yards and make history a game early.

Despite Jon Gruden's best efforts to minimize the accomplishment, Johnson just topped the best season of the NFL's "greatest" receiver (best player?) of all time, and he only needed 15 games to do it.

And in doing so, he led the Lions to... a 31-18 loss.

That's the kind of season it has been for the Lions, one where the statistics don't match the outcomes.

In a game where one of the great single-season records fell, as did the team that broke it, who came up big and who needs to look over his shoulder in the offseason?

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