Milestones

01/01/2005

Each Wednesday throughout the 2005 NFL season, Profootballhof.com examines a current NFL record.

Willie_"Flipper"_AndersonWillie “Flipper” Anderson produced a record-shattering 336 yards receiving as he led the Los Angeles Rams to an overtime victory against the New Orleans Saints on November 26, 1989. His yardage total included the game-winner which came on a 26-yard hook up with quarterback Jim Everett.

 

Anderson’s record appears to be safe for many years to come. Since establishing the mark, only six receivers have had days of 250 yards or more.

 

 

Dec. 11, 1989 – John Taylor, 49ers vs. Rams, 286 yards
Dec. 18, 1995 – Jerry Rice, 49ers vs. Vikings, 289 yards
Dec. 12, 1999 – Qadry Ismail, Ravens vs. Steelers, 258 yards
Sept. 10, 2000 – Jimmy Smith, Jaguars vs. Ravens, 291 yards
Dec. 17, 2000 – Terrell Owens, 49ers vs. Bears, 283 yards
Nov. 10, 2002 – Plaxico Burress, Steelers vs. Falcons, 253 yards

 

 

Progression of a Record – Receiving yards, game
336 – Willie “Flipper” Anderson, L.A. Rams vs. New Orleans Saints, Nov. 26, 1989
309 – Stephone Paige, Kansas City Chiefs vs. san Diego Chargers, Dec. 22, 1985
303 – Jim Benton, Cleveland Rams vs. Detroit Lions, Nov. 22, 1945
237 – Don Hutson, Green Bay Packers vs. Brooklyn Dodgers, Nov. 21, 1943
213 – Wilbur Moore, Washington Redskins vs. Brooklyn Dodgers, Oct. 31, 1943
209 – Don Hutson , Green Bay Packers vs. Cleveland Rams, Oct. 8, 1942
180 – Don Looney, Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington redskins, Dec. 7, 1940
160 – Wayne Millner , Washington Redskins vs. Chicago Bears, Dec. 12, 1937

Other Milestones
Marvin Harrison - Most receptions, season
 1978 Patriots - Most yards gained rushing
 Tom Dempsey - Longest field goal
 Jerry Rice - Career receptions
 Eric Dickerson - rookie rushing mark

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