DETROIT - Tony Gonzalez is now second on the NFL's career receptions list.
The Atlanta tight end caught four passes in the first half Sunday against the Detroit Lions, passing both Cris Carter and Marvin Harrison to take sole possession of second place. His 2-yard catch from Matt Ryan late in the first half gave him 1,103 - one more than Harrison and two more than Carter.
Jerry Rice is No. 1 at 1,549.
Gonzalez played an important role in helping the Falcons take a 17-6 halftime lead. He drew back-to-back pass interference calls in the end zone in the first quarter, leading to Atlanta's first touchdown.