VIDEO: Remembering When Calvin Johnson Went Off for 329 Yards in 2013

Max Staley
VIDEO: remembering when Calvin Johnson flat-out dominated the Dallas Cowboys.
VIDEO: remembering when Calvin Johnson flat-out dominated the Dallas Cowboys. / Leon Halip/Getty Images

Because he only played nine seasons at the NFL level, Calvin Johnson doesn't always seem to get the credit that he deserves. At his peak, he was one of the most physically imposing athletes the league has ever seen and one of the best wide receivers of all time.

Nowhere was that more evident than in this 2013 game against the Dallas Cowboys, when Johnson recorded the second-most single-game receiving yards in NFL history.

Johnson's 329 yards in this one are just 7 yards shy of Flipper Anderson's best-ever mark of 336, which he set back in 1989. Megatron is one of only five receivers in NFL history to have ever tallied more than 300 receiving yards in a single game, and he's the only one to have done it since 1989.
This game also came just one season after Johnson set the single-season receiving yard record, with 1,964.

He caught 14 of 16 targets against Dallas in this game, but somehow only managed to find the end zone once.

Detroit Lions fans likely remember that Week 8 game fondly, though the Cowboys players tasked with defending Johnson surely can't say the same.

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