What is the NFL record for most receivers with a catch in a single game on the one team?


Post Merger:

According to the Pro Football Reference Game Finder using this query, it is seven for the regular season and playoffs. Three post-merger playoff games surpassed Seattle's five.

The Tennessee Titans defeated the Cleveland Browns on November 19, 2000, by the score of 24 to 10. They committed seven turnovers to Cleveland's one, but thanks to Tennessee having Eddie George and Steve McNair, and Cleveland being, well, Cleveland, they still won the game handily.

Three other teams won the game with seven turnovers; Buffalo defeated NYG with 7 turnovers to the Giants' 2 in 1987, in a 6-3 overtime game involving 6 missed field goals (bet they wish they had Scott Norwood that day). 1983 featured the other two games, with PIT defeating the hapless Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a 7-0 turnover differential, and Miami defeated Kansas City in a turnover-filled game (12 total turnovers, 7 by the victorious Dolphins).

The only three playoff games with more...

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"Has an NFL team ever gone an entire season without a wide receiver catching a touchdown pass?"

Yes, according to the Sporting News, three teams from before the NFL's modern era did that:

only three teams have gone through a season without a wide receiver catching a touchdown, and all of them played in a bygone era. The last team to do it was the Giants in 1964, when the Bears had the NFL's best passing offense at just over 200 yards per game.

Another article mentions the two teams besides the 1964 Giants who did that:

Delving further into history yields other teams, including 1960 Washington and 1950 Pittsburgh, who didn't have a "wide receiver" catch a TD pass.

That article also says that before 2014, no team had ever had fewer than 2 touchdown catches by a wide receiver in a 16 game season:

The fewest touchdown catches by a group of wide receivers in a 16-game season is two, set by the 1981 Saints and matched by the 2004...

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Wesley Carter "Wes" Welker (born May 1, 1981) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He played college football for the Texas Tech Red Raiders, and was signed by the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2004. Welker has also played for the Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Denver Broncos and St. Louis Rams.

Despite being undrafted, Welker has had a successful career. Only one player in NFL history, Gale Sayers, had more all-purpose yards in his first three NFL seasons than Welker did with the Dolphins; Welker holds the Dolphins' all-time records for total kickoff returns, kickoff return yardage, and total punt returns. Welker also holds the record for most receptions by any undrafted player in NFL history, passing Rod Smith in 2014.[1]

As a Patriot, Welker led the league in receptions in 2007, 2009, and 2011. Welker holds the four highest single-season reception totals in Patriots' history, as well as four of the top 10...

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On Oct. 27, 2013, Dres Anderson’s cell phone began lighting up with text messages from friends imploring him to turn on the Cowboys-Lions game. Detroit receiver Calvin Johnson, they explained, was having an impossibly prolific day. By late in the fourth quarter, the All-Pro had gained 290 receiving yards.

To Anderson, this more or less constituted a family emergency. After all, his father was Willie “Flipper” Anderson, the former Rams wideout who had set the record Johnson was chasing. In a primetime clash against the Saints on Nov. 26, 1989, Flipper had piled up 336 receiving yards, eclipsing the single-game NFL record of 309.

Almost a quarter-century later, Flipper’s record was on the verge of being broken. “I’ve never rooted for the Cowboys in my life,” Dres tweeted that afternoon last fall, “but I pray they hold down Megatron for these last two minutes!!!”

His prayers were answered. Despite hauling in two long passes during his team’s final, game-winning...

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It's not long until we'll be able to get stuck into Madden NFL 17 and spend our time obsessing over the finer details of passing, running, tackling and tactically outwitting the opposition. In order to perform these basics to the best possible ability, however, you first need to construct a well-balanced team capable of executing on your preferred gameplan.

The offensive half of every NFL team starts with the quarterback, the commander-in-chief on the field of battle. Who should you include in your ultimate Franchise Mode team? Here we run through those players we think should be top of your list.

Aaron Rodgers

When Brett Favre retired from the Green Bay Packers and the NFL in 2010 there was concern and dismay amongst the Wisconsin team's fans that they wouldn't ever again see a player in their colours capable of matching his Hall of Fame career. They needn't have worried, however. Aaron Rodgers is arguably the league's most devastating passer and a man who...

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Over the years the NFL fans have seen some sensational players, exceptional coaches, outstanding teams and some amazing records. Emmitt Smith’s record for 4,409 carries for 18,355 yards or Marvin Harrison’s record of taking 143 Catches in 2002 are astounding figures and the likes of which we might never see again.

We have come up with our list of the Top 10 Unbreakable NFL record and it is some list with some unbelievable achievements.

1.Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 26 Consecutive Losses

In 1976, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers joined the NFL as AFC West members and appointed John McKay as their head coach. The project was supposed to be a promising one, with McKay highlighting the importance of patience, experienced players and intelligent draft picks. But with different rules back then, the Buccaneers could only manage to get old veteran players or those that had not been offered contracts by their original teams. This team of misfits was obviously going to struggle to...

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Stevonne Latrall Smith (born May 12, 1979) is an American football wide receiver for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). After playing college football for the University of Utah, he was chosen by the Panthers as a third round pick in the 2001 NFL Draft.

Smith, a five-time Pro Bowl selection and three-time All-Pro selection, has emerged as one of the NFL's most productive wide receivers, leading the league in catches, receiving yards, and touchdowns in 2005. He is the Panthers' all-time leader in total touchdowns (67) receptions (727), and receiving yards (10,749). In 2011, he became the 35th player in NFL history to amass 10,000 receiving yards.

High school careerEdit

Smith attended University High School in West Los Angeles, California, and was a letterman in football and track & field. In football, he played running back and defensive back, and was an All-Metro League selection as well as an All-California Interscholastic...

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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, left, gestures after his touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt) syndication.ap.org

The latest from NFL games on the 16th Sunday of the regular season (all times EST):


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Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings are marching toward the playoffs.

The Vikings took a 39-10 lead early in the fourth quarter over the New York Giants, behind 104 yards on 22 carries by Peterson and three interceptions of Eli Manning.

This was Peterson's seventh 100-yard game this year, helping him maintain his NFL rushing lead over Tampa Bay's Doug Martin with one game to go.

Peterson also had his 10th rushing touchdown of the season, the eighth time he's done that in his career to tie him for second all time. LaDainian Tomlinson had nine,...

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In 2012, Calvin Johnson broke whose record for most receiving yards in a single season? "All he does is catch touchdowns." The unintended foreshadowing of this wide receiver's future career was uttered by the Philadelphia Eagles' head coach Buddy Ryan in 1989. He would finish his career with 130 touchdown receptions, retiring second overall in TD receptions. That stat and his 1,101 total receptions make him one of the best of all time. Who is this wide receiver? The 1972 Miami Dolphins went a perfect 14-0 in the season. Bob Griese and Earl Morrall had the arms for the team. Who had the hands and led the team in receiving yardage in the season? A former San Diego Charger wide receiver made 542 receptions in his 11 seasons. He caught for the Dallas Cowboys in his two final seasons, retiring in 1972. Who was this sticky-fingered great? Who was the only wide receiver drafted with the first overall pick in the 1980s? What #19 receiver in 1968, caught over 1000...
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INDIANAPOLIS There are no ploys from Marvin Harrison, no antic bids for attention, look at me, look at me, look at me. So, it may come as a surprise to learn that Harrison is the best wide receiver in the NFL, and perhaps on his way to being the best of all time, certainly better than any other wide receivers you have heard of, those garrulous self-promoters with their megaphone egos, and Klaxon mouths, and stage props hidden in their socks. Compared with him, those guys are insufferable bleaters. They are merely good. Harrison is great.

Harrison has pulled off a very neat trick: He has become great without becoming famous. He does not hold bawling news conferences, or strike ludicrous poses. He has been named to the Pro Bowl eight times and holds several NFL records yet he has passed through his 11-year career for the Indianapolis Colts without a single memorable end zone display or act of self-celebration. The result is that he is uncelebrated. He is not a star. "Well,...

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[Editor’s note: This article was published prior to the news reports that Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will have back surgery and could miss up to two months.]

With 12 weeks of the NFL season in the books, it’s time to revisit Pro Football Focus’ ranking of all 32 NFL receiving corps. All season long, the Patriots have remained atop the list, largely lifted by Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett, but the rest of the top-five has seen some shifts.

For these rankings—and given the position’s ever-increasing role within the passing offense—we’ve included tight ends as part of the receiving corps.

1. New England Patriots (Ranking through Week 6: 1)

Starters: WR Julian Edelman, WR Chris Hogan, TE Rob Gronkowski, TE Martellus Bennett

When fully healthy, this receiving corps simply creates too many matchup issues for opposing defenses not to be No 1. It’s the “fully healthy” part that’s been tricky for them. Gronkowski has managed a total of 352...

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San Diego Chargers (2004)

Welker, who was not drafted during the 2004 NFL Draft, signed as an undrafted free agent with the San Diego Chargers. Welker made the Chargers out of training camp, but was released after the first game of the season when the Chargers claimed safety Clinton Hart off waivers. Head coach Marty Schottenheimer later acknowledged that in terms of roster cuts, releasing Wes Welker was the "biggest mistake [he] ever made."[10]

Miami Dolphins (2004–2006)

2004 season

After the Chargers released Welker, he passed through waivers. Although the Chargers offered him a slot on their practice squad, Welker chose to sign with the Miami Dolphins instead, where he was mostly used on special teams. Playing against the New England Patriots on October 10, 2004, Welker became the second player in NFL history to return a kickoff and a punt, kick an extra point and a field goal, and make a tackle in a single game. On...

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In his record-setting 2012 season, Calvin Johnson was targeted a league-high 201 times.

He finished that year with 1,964 yards, an NFL record that very well could be challenged this season, given the talented group of pass-catchers who are in their primes.

Just last year, Julio Jones and Antonio Brown piled up 1,871 and 1,834 yards, respectively. Those were two of the top five single-season yardage totals by wide receivers in NFL history.

The term "No. 1 wide receiver" is thrown around often, and few would argue that Johnson, Jones and Brown fit the classification.

But which current receivers are really the focal points of their respective passing games? Who are the guys getting the most opportunities on a weekly basis, regardless of opponent and matchup?

Below is a look at the 10 pass-catchers who accounted for the largest percentage of their teams' overall targets in 2015.

1. Antonio Brown (33.7 percent) -- No wide receiver took up a...

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Randy Gene Moss (born February 13, 1977) is a former American football wide receiver who played 14 seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He holds the NFL single-season touchdown reception record (23 in 2007), the NFL single-season touchdown reception record for a rookie (17 in 1998), and is second on the NFL all-time regular season touchdown reception list with 156. He is widely considered among the greatest wide receivers of all time.

Moss played college football for Marshall University, and twice earned All-America honors. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the first round of the 1998 NFL Draft, where he played for seven years before a trade in 2005 brought him to the Oakland Raiders. On April 29, 2007, Moss was traded to the New England Patriots for a fourth-round draft pick. On October 6, 2010, Moss returned to the Vikings in a trade from the Patriots. However, his second stint in Minnesota was short-lived, as he was waived by the team less than a month...

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Cowboys 17, Vikings 15

It's pretty telling that the Cowboys can play a bad game of football and still prevail. That occurred earlier in the year when Dallas was sloppy in an overtime victory against the Eagles, and the same thing occurred in this contest.

The Cowboys made a number of mistakes throughout the evening. Ezekiel Elliott lost a fumble in the first quarter in his own territory, as Anthony Barr stripped it away. The play was overturned by replay review, but it was still an indicator that Dallas wouldn't be at its best at Minnesota. Elliott had a long run negated by a hold at the end of the first quarter. Lucky Whitehead then lost a fumble. An illegal-hands-to-the-face penalty nullified a Sam Bradford interception by Anthony Hitchens. And all of this was just in the opening half!

The mistakes continued for Dallas following intermission. Dak Prescott lost a fumble on a Brian Robison strip-sack, setting up a Minnesota field goal. Prescott then fumbled...

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Dirk Koetter was named the 11th head coach in franchise history on January 15, 2016. He is in his second season with the team, after serving as offensive coordinator in 2015.

In his first season with Tampa Bay (2015), Koetter helped pilot one of the most successful offenses in the NFL and one of the best in team history. The team set the franchise record for total yards (6,014 – 357.0 per game), while posting the second-most rushing yards (2,162 – 135.1 per game) and second-most passing yards (3,852 – 240.8 per game), along with the fifth-most total points (342 – 21.4 per game). Tampa Bay ranked fifth in the NFL in yards per game (375.9), fifth in rushing yards per game (135.1) and second in the league in rush average (4.75). It marked the first time in franchise history that the Buccaneers have finished in the Top five in total offense.

Much of Tampa Bay’s offensive success in 2015 came at the hands of rookie quarterback Jameis Winston, who accounted for 28 total...

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Beginner's Guide to Football

One 11-man team has possession of the football. It is called the offense and it tries to advance the ball down the field-by running with the ball or throwing it - and score points by crossing the goal line and getting into an area called the end zone.

The other team (also with 11 players) is called the defense. It tries to stop the offensive team and make it give up possession of the ball. If the team with the ball does score or is forced to give up possession, the offensive and defensive teams switch roles (the offensive team goes on defense and the defensive team goes on offense). And so on, back and forth, until all four quarters of the game have been played.

In order to make it easier to coordinate the information in this digest, the topics discussed generally follow the order of the rule book.

The field measures 100 yards long and 53 yards...

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The Top TenXW

1Antonio BrownAntonio Brown is an American football wide receiver and punt returner for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League.

Antonio Brown was the best receiver last season and he is the best receiver this season. He is the best route runner, has the best hands (most receptions in a two-year span with 265 and a three-year span with 375) and he is an impossible cover + he is a brilliant return specialist.

Calvin Johnson is to Randy Moss as Antonio Brown is to Jerry Rice. By far the best receiver of all time (excluding Jerry Rice). I don't know what it is but he just gets it done. If his quarterback hadn't gotten hurt we would be talking about a 2,200 plus yard season.

Even in double coverage in any game Antonio came up with the ball and the yardage. One of the greatest receivers of the modern football Era

Antonio Brown had a heck of a season

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Marvin Daniel Harrison (born August 25, 1972) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Syracuse University, and was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the first round of the 1996 NFL Draft. He spent all 13 of his NFL seasons with the Colts, most of them with quarterback Peyton Manning, and is widely considered as one of the greatest and most productive wide receivers in NFL history.[1] He earned a Super Bowl ring with the team in Super Bowl XLI over the Chicago Bears.

Harrison was a Pro Football Hall of Fame finalist for the class of 2014 and 2015 before being elected in 2016, the same year his former coach Tony Dungy was voted into the Hall.[2]

College career[edit]

Harrison attended Syracuse University, where he was a three-year starter for the Syracuse Orange football team, and playing with quarterback Donovan McNabb in his final year. Harrison set a school record with 2,718 career...

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