Friday, October 12, 2012
West legends await Fitz in 10,000-yard club
By Mike Sando
Just a quick note here on a fairly significant milestone within the division.
Larry Fitzgerald stands 48 yards short of 10,000 for his career heading into the Arizona Cardinals' game against Buffalo on Sunday. He has averaged 67.4 yards per game this season. Fitzgerald has reached or exceeded 48 yards in 95 of his 129 regular-season games (73.6 percent).
The Bills have allowed 48 or more receiving yards to eight players through five games this season.
Five players have reached 100 yards against Buffalo in 2012: Wes Welker (129), Michael Crabtree (113), Vernon Davis (106), Rob Gronkowski (104) and Dwayne Bowe (102).
Fitzgerald is coming off an eight-catch, 92-yard game against St. Louis.
The chart shows the four youngest players to reach 10,000 career receiving yards before age 30. All four have played for current NFC West teams. Former Seattle Seahawks receiver Steve Largent ranks fifth. He was 31 years and 83 days old when he passed the milestone.