Nashville, Tenn. - New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas set the NFL's single-season receptions record with his 11th reception vs. the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, Dec. 22, giving him 144 for the 2019 season. The record-setter was a 13-yard reception with 3:06 to play in a close game.
Thomas scored on the next play, a 2-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Drew Brees to give the Saints a 38-28 lead with 2:10 to play. Thomas has 12 catches for 136 yards and a touchdown. It is Thomas' 15th game with 10 or more catches in his career.
Marvin Harrison held the previous record of 143 catches.
"That's a fantastic accomplishment," Coach Sean Payton said.
Earlier in the game Thomas set the NFL mark for most yards receiving in the first four seasons of a career, moving past Pro Football Hall of Famer Randy Moss.
Thomas needed 58 receiving yards on Sunday to surpass Pro Football Hall of Famer Randy Moss (5,396 yards from 1998-2001) for the most receiving yards through a players first four seasons in NFL history. Thomas entered the Titans game with 5,339 career receiving yards since 2016 when he entered the NFL. He passed that mark early in the third quarter.
With one more game left in the regular season Thomas, in his fourth season out of Ohio State, should be able to add to these record-setting totals.