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Johnson's teammates left in awe after Detroit star's 329-yard game against Dallas

  • Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) pulls in a 54-yard reception as Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr (39) and Dallas Cowboys defensive back Jeff Heath (38) defends in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Detroit, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

    Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) pulls in a 54-yard reception as Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr (39) and Dallas Cowboys defensive back Jeff Heath (38) defends in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Detroit, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, left, celebrates his 2-yard touchdown reception with quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) during the first half of an NFL football game in Detroit, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

    Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, left, celebrates his 2-yard touchdown reception with quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) during the first half of an NFL football game in Detroit, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) breaks free for a 87-yard reception against the against the Dallas Cowboys in the first half of an NFL football game in Detroit, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

    Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) breaks free for a 87-yard reception against the against the Dallas Cowboys in the first half of an NFL football game in Detroit, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)  (The Associated Press)

Calvin Johnson doesn't spend much time trying to call attention to himself.

Johnson's performance Sunday spoke loud and clear, of course. In a dazzling, 329-yard effort against the Dallas Cowboys, Johnson fell just 7 yards shy of the NFL's single-game receiving record — and as usual, he seemed to take everything in stride after Detroit's 31-30 victory.

The 28-year-old Johnson is in the prime of his career. He set an NFL record last season with 1,964 yards receiving, and he came oh-so-close to surpassing Flipper Anderson's single-game mark of 336 yards.

The Lions have a week off before a Nov. 10 game at Chicago.