Nov 17, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas (23) runs after a catch during the second quarter of a game against the San Francisco 49ers at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Pierre Thomas is about to rewrite New Orleans Saints record books with a strong showing against the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday Night Football.
Katherine Terrell of NOLA.com has all the details:
"But Thomas, who ranks No. 5 all-time in Saints rushing touchdowns, is about to enter the top five in another category.Thomas has quickly shot up the franchise leaders’ list this season, entering at No. 8 with 2,974 rushing yards. If he gains 22 yards against the Atlanta Falcons, he’ll pass Rueben Mayes for the No. 4 spot."
Thomas is the leader of the resurgent Saints rushing game. He’s been a staple of the attack for years and easily a fan favorite, so his rewriting of the record books is both a good thing and not a surprise.
This year Thomas has rushed for over 400 yards and a touchdown. Not impressive on its own — but Thomas is also a hefty contributor through the air with his 51 receptions for 349 yards and three touchdowns.
On Thursday, watch for Thomas to further place himself in the franchise’s illustrious history.
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