Thomas breaks Harrison’s single-season record

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas set a major NFL record on Sunday. It was a record they had not been reset in 17-years.

Thomas became the NFL’s all-time receptions leader for a single season. He has 145 receptions.

Michael Thomas (Getty Images)

He has 12 receptions for 136 yards and a touchdown.

Before Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans, Marvin Harrison had the record. Harrison had 143 receptions during the 2002 season.

Thomas has had nine games, where he had 10 receptions or more. His best reception game of the season was 13 receptions against the Atlanta Falcons in a 26-9 loss in Week 10 on Nov. 10.

His worst game of the season in terms of receptions was in Week 3 in a 33-27 win over the Seattle Seahawks. He had just five receptions in the contest.

This is a career season for Thomas. Through 15 games, he has already set a career high with 145 receptions with a career-best 1,688 yards and nine touchdowns.

Harrison had six games during the season that he had double-digit receptions. His best game of the season was when he had 14 receptions in a 20-3 win over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 10 on Nov. 17.

His worst game of the season was in the season-opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars when he had four receptions in a 28-25 win on Sept. 8.

Now, with the record in hand, it’s very unlikely that Sean Payton will play Thomas in the regular-season finale against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, Dec. 29.

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