Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Andre Johnson already making history
By Matt Willis
With his 12-catch, 158-yard performance in Sunday's overtime win over the Washington Redskins, Andre Johnson is already reaching historical marks for the Houston Texans.
It was Johnson's 14th 10-catch, 100-yard game since arriving in the NFL in 2003, the most in the NFL in that time. In fact, only two other players, Anquan Boldin (11) and Wes Welker (10) have even reached double digits.
In the Super Bowl era (starting in 1966), only Hall of Famer Jerry Rice has more 10-catch, 100-yard receiving games than Johnson, and he only has one more. Johnson is tied with Marvin Harrison in second with 14 games. From there, it's back to Tim Brown with 13 such games.
Rice had his 14th 10-100 game in his 14th NFL season, and added the 15th in his 19th season. Johnson, for comparison, is currently in his eighth NFL season.