Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson Breaking Records

Michael SuddsCorrespondent ISeptember 25, 2011

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 25: Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions celebrates scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings on September 25, 2011 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Lions defeated the Vikings 26-23. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
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OK, everyone take a knee. It was a gut wrenching comeback victory for the 3-0 Detroit Lions. After spotting the Minnesota Dominos (you know, 30 minutes or less?) 20 points at the half, the Lions put up 23 unanswered points to take a late fourth quarter lead.

The Vikings forced overtime on a late Longwell FG.

Cue Calvin Johnson, who made an electric 40-yard reception with a defender picking his pockets. Old Faithful (Jason Hanson) ended the Vikings misery with a "money" shot FG in the OT session.

There are many stats to be taken from this game, but none are more precious to me than Calvin Johnson becoming the first player in NFL history to score two TDs in the first three games of a season. This is according to Elias Sports.

Folks, that's truly amazing, but we haven't seen the best of the Matt Stafford to Calvin Johnson connection yet.

Lions fans have every reason to expect that Johnson's newly minted NFL record will be surpassed in Week 4, when the Lions visit Dallas.

Oh, and before I forget, I'd like to rub ESPN's Cris Carter's nose in Calvin Johnson's accomplishments. It was Carter who omitted C.J. from his elite list of wide receivers.

C'mon, man!