The Detroit Lions are one of the older franchises in the National Football League. In recent years they have gained a reputation for not being too successful, but there was a time when they too had championship teams and great players.
The Lions have had their fair share of good quarterbacks and receivers over the years. Everyone knows that a quarterback has had a good game when he goes over 300 yards passing and a receiver has had a good game when he goes over 100 yards receiving. Who though has had the best receiving day in Detroit Lions history?
On December 3rd, 1989, in a game against the New Orleans Saints at home, Detroit receiver Richard Johnson had the kind of game that players only dream about. The Lions won the game 21-14 and when all was said and done, Johnson had caught eight passes for an amazing 248 yards, an average of 31 yards per reception, and scored one of the team’s touchdowns.