Texans Johnson tied up by Vikings

11/03/2008

Hall of Fame receiver Lance Alworth can thank the Minnesota Vikings defense for keeping one of his long-standing records intact. In 1968, the graceful Alworth became the first player in history to string together four straight games with 130 yards or more receiving. The streak was matched a few seasons later by Philadelphia Eagles wideout Harold Jackson who finished the 1971 season with 145-yard effort and then had three consecutive 130-plus yard performances to start the 1972 campaign.

On Sunday, Houston Texans receiver Andre Johnson entered the game against the Vikings with a record-tying string of 130-yard games. In addition, Johnson also was looking to break the record of three straight games with 10 or more catches, a mark he shared with Brett Perriman of the Detroit Lions in the mid-1990s and the Indianapolis Colts Reggie Wayne who had his streak snapped in Week 2 of this season.

The Vikings secondary limited Johnson to four catches for 62 yards thereby ending both record streaks. Minnesota won the Week 9 matchup, 28-21 (NFL.com Game Center>>>).

Here is a comparison of Johnson to the other record-holding receivers:

Date Opponent
No.
Yds.
TD
Oct. 5 Colts
9
131
1
Oct. 12 Dolphins
10
178
1
Oct. 19 Lions
11
141
0
Oct. 26 Bengals
11
143
0
         
 
Oct. 5 Jets
8
137
1
Oct. 13 Raiders
9
182
1
Oct. 20 Broncos
4
131
1
Oct. 27 Chiefs
6
169
0
         
Dec. 19 Giants
7
145
1
Sept. 17 Cowboys
9
161
0
Sept. 24 Browns
7
131
1
Oct. 2 Giants
9
138
0
         
         
Nov. 12 Buccaneers
10
125
0
Nov. 19 Bears
12
142
0
Nov. 23 Vikings
12
153
2
         
Dec. 23 Texans
10
143
1
Dec. 30 Titans
12
87
0
Sept. 7 Bears
10
86
1

 

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