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Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Patriots players among NFL leaders
By Mike Reiss
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- With the Patriots not playing this upcoming weekend, it's a chance to step back and look at some of the team's top individual performers and performances from an NFL perspective:
Top passing performance
-- No quarterback has topped Tom Brady's 517-yard performance in the season-opener, at Miami.
Top pass play
-- The Brady-to-Wes Welker 99-yard touchdown, at Miami, is the season's longest pass play.
Most receptions in a game
-- Welker's 16, at Buffalo, is an NFL high.
Most receiving yards in a game
-- Welker's 217, at Buffalo, is also an NFL high.
-- Cornerback Kyle Arrington, with 4. There are 12 players tied with 3 apiece.
-- Welker, with 51. Two players tied for the next spot, with 39 apiece.
Most receiving yards
-- Welker, with 785. The next player, Carolina's Steve Smith, has 675.