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What to Look For – Week 9 Wide Receivers/Kickers

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CAN’T STOP THIS THIELEN: Minnesota wide receiver ADAM THIELEN had seven receptions for 103 yards and one touchdown in Week 8 and leads the league with 74 receptions and 925 receiving yards this season. Thielen is the first player in NFL history with at least 100 receiving yards in each of his team’s first eight games to start a season.
 
With 100 receiving yards on Sunday against Detroit (1:00 PM ET, FOX), Thielen would become the only player in NFL history to record nine consecutive games with at least 100 receiving yards.
 
The players with the most consecutive games with at least 100 receiving yards in NFL history:
 
PLAYER
TEAM
SEASON
CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH 100+ REC. YARDS
Calvin Johnson
Detroit
2012
8
Adam Thielen
Minnesota
2018
8*
*Active streak
 
Thielen, who also has a touchdown catch in each of his past five games, can become the only player since 1970 with at least 100 receiving yards and a touchdown reception in six consecutive games.
 
With six receptions and 75 receiving yards this week, Thielen would become the sixth undrafted player in the common draft era (since 1967) to record consecutive seasons with at least 80 receptions and 1,000 receiving yards.
 
The undrafted players with the most consecutive seasons of at least 80 catches and 1,000 receiving yards in the common draft era:
 
PLAYER
TEAM
YEARS
CONSECUTIVE SEASONS
Rod Smith
Denver
2000-02
3
Wes Welker
New England
2007-09
3
Victor Cruz
New York Giants
2011-12
2
J.T. Smith
St. Louis Cardinals
1986-87
2
Wes Welker
New England
2011-12
2
 
 
 
 
Adam Thielen
Minnesota
2017-18*
1*
*Has 74 catches for 925 yards in 2018
 
ELITE EIGHT: Atlanta wide receiver JULIO JONES has 638 receptions for 9,866 yards and 43 touchdowns in 102 career NFL games.
 
With 134 receiving yards on Sunday at Washington (1:00 PM ET, FOX), Jones would surpass CALVIN JOHNSON (115 games) as the fastest player to reach 10,000 career receiving yards in NFL history.
 
The players to reach 10,000 career receiving yards in the fewest games in NFL history:
 
PLAYER
TEAM
FEWEST GAMES TO 10,000 RECEIVING YARDS
Calvin Johnson
Detroit
115
Antonio Brown
Pittsburgh
116
Torry Holt
St. Louis
116
Lance Alworth^
San Diego
120
Jerry Rice^
San Francisco
121
Marvin Harrison^
Indianapolis
122
 
 
 
Julio Jones
Atlanta
102*
^Pro Football Hall of Famer
*Has 9,866 career receiving yards
 
With 134 receiving yards, Jones can also become the sixth player in league annals with at least 10,000 receiving yards in their first eight seasons.
 
The players with at least 10,000 receiving yards in their first eight seasons in league history:
 
PLAYER
TEAM(S)
RECEIVING YARDS IN 1ST 8 SEASONS
Torry Holt
St. Louis
10,675
Calvin Johnson
Detroit
10,405
Jerry Rice^
San Francisco
10,273
Randy Moss^
Minnesota, Oakland
10,147
Marvin Harrison^
Indianapolis
10,072
 
 
 
Julio Jones
Atlanta
9,866*
^Pro Football Hall of Famer
*In eighth season
 
Courtesy of NFL Communications

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