Welker blazes to cusp of 500 receptions

November, 11, 2011
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Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker needs two receptions to set a new NFL record as the fastest receiver to 500 catches with one team. Welker owns 498 receptions in 69 games with the Patriots and should easily top the previous mark of 80 games by Anquan Boldin with Arizona.

A glimpse at the quickest to 500 with one team, courtesy of ESPN Stats and Info:

Getting those two receptions might not be particularly easy if the Jets match him up with star cornerback Darrelle Revis again. During a conference call with the New England media earlier this week, Revis reflected on a Week 5 battle with Welker.

"Last game, the matchup was great between Wes [and me]," said Revis. "Sometimes I was throwing him on the ground; Sometimes he was catching some balls on me. I call him the ‘Energizer Bunny’ because he never stops –- it doesn’t matter what you do to him, he just keeps on coming and coming. We’re still putting in the game plan this week for us to try to attack these guys the way we want to. If I’m on him, I’m on him. If I’m not, then it doesn’t matter – we have confidence in everybody on the Jets."

Chris Forsberg

Celtics reporter, ESPNBoston.com

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