Wallace and Welker chasing Rice's single season record.

9/26/11 in NFL   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

Before the season started, Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace joked around about beating Jerry Rice single-season record of 1,848 yards set in1995. Wallace is currently second in the league in total receiving yards with 377, behind Patriots, Wes Welker with 458. Mike trails by 81 yards on ten less catches and is sitting at 21 catches with a strong receiving core to share the ball with. Wallace is averaging 125.7 yards a game receiving on 7 catches per game, which equals out to exactly 18 yards per reception. For Mike to break the record he would have to catch 10-15 balls per game and keep his 18 yard average.

I love me some Mike Wallace.

Welker, Brady's go to guy will more than likely continue on his12-15 catch games all season. Welker already has 31 receptions,16 coming Sunday in a loss to Buffalo. Wes runs mostly short to medium routes getting the majority of the balls. Welker too has a receiver rich core to share the ball with. He already knows the routes and playbook and hold the advantage of the looks over Ochocinco. Once Chad learns the playbook and starts catching the deep ball this could affect Welker's chances, but I don't see that happening. Wes is averaging 150 yards per game and 12 catches per game. To break the record he would have to continue his 12 catch average and 15 yard per catch. This will put both receivers around 2,880 yards this season, the impossible task.

Did I mention my man crush of Mike Wallace?

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