New Orleans Saints: Michael Thomas inches closer to receptions record

Wide receiver Michael Thomas #13 of the New Orleans Saints (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
Wide receiver Michael Thomas #13 of the New Orleans Saints (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

New Orleans Saints’ star wide receiver Michael Thomas is on pace to break a couple of records this NFL season. Is he still on pace to reach them?

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas has been simply on another level in terms of wide receiver talent in the NFL. He had over 10 catches in 8 games this season. That is more than any other player has this season or last combined.

He is single-handedly accomplishing something only a few other players have.

Two of those being Marvin Harrison and Calvin Johnson. Marvin Harrison currently holds the record for most receptions in a season. Colvin Johnson holds the record for most receiving yards in a season. Both of which we have been tracking.

With Monday night’s 12 reception game, Thomas is now up to 133 on the year. He is 11 receptions shy of the single-season receptions record. This past week, most New Orleans Saints’ fans were celebrating the record-breaking game of Drew Brees.

Within the next two weeks, all the talk will be about Michael Thomas breaking records. He will certainly break Marvin Harrison’s record. He has fallen behind on Calvin Johnson’s, and it is now looking like he won’t break that one — at least this year.

The New Orleans Saints have a lot to celebrate this year. The team is 11-3. Drew Brees broke Peyton Manning’s career touchdowns record. Drew Brees also broke his own completion percentage record, and Thomas is going to break Marvin Harrison’s record.

Barring injury, the question is not if but when. They play the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. Thomas averages around 10 receptions a game. He will most likely either break it or get within a couple of receptions of the record on Sunday.

In a perfect situation, Thomas would break it next week and the Saints would clinch the No. 1 overall NFC seed in the final week of the regular season. The capstone to the entire season would be the New Orleans Saints’ second Super Bowl trophy ever.

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Drew Brees was quoted saying he would trade all the records for another Super Bowl ring. I’m sure Thomas is no different. However, let’s hope they get both this season.