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Old 01-11-2012, 08:25 AM   #3108

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Originally Posted by SouthStndJunkie View Post
Not only were 3 of the top 6 seasons in 1995, the 12th highest yardage total also happened in 1995 by Micheal Irvin (1,603 yards).

1: Jerry Rice 1,848 yards in 1995
2: Isaac Bruce 1,781 yards in 1995
3: Charley Hennigan, 1,746 yards in 1961
4: Marvin Harrison, 1,722 yards in 2002
5: Torry Holt, 1,696 yards in 2003
6: Herman Moore, 1,686 yards in 1995

12: Michael Irvin, 1,603 yards in 1995

So 3 of the top 6 and 4 of the top 12 highest single season receiving yardage totals happened in 1995.

It's actually kind of surprising that no current WR has topped Jerry Rice's mark of 1,848 yards with the way the rules have been changed and the way the passing game has evolved.

One of these years, a freak like Calvin Johnson will break the 2,000 yard barrier.
We'll see. Maybe it's a story of possession passing games bringing these numbers down. It would be an interesting conversation anyway. Nowadays with teams spreading out 4 wides with pass catching RB's plus the prevalence of pass catching TE's, maybe there are just too many receivers on the field for any one of them to grab those kind of numbers?
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