This 95-Yard TD Made Josh Gordon the First NFL Player Ever to Record Back-to-Back 200-Yard Games (GIF)
Yesterday, the Cleveland Browns may have lost to the red hot Jacksonville Jaguars—winners of three of their last four games—but it wasn’t because QB Brandon Weeden and receiver Josh Gordon didn’t bring their A games. Weeden threw for 370 yards, three touchdowns, and a passer rating of 94.8. Gordon, meanwhile, had an absolutely historic day.
Just how historic was it? Well, he caught 10 passes for an insane 260 yards and two touchdowns. While that isn’t quite as impressive as the 329 yards Calvin Johson put up in October, it was the 15th-best single game total in NFL history. And, more impressively, it meant Gordon became the first player in the history of the league to record 200+ receiving yards in two consecutive weeks.
Yeah, that’s right. Gordon recorded 238 yards last week.
Anyway, if you’re wondering exactly how Gordon gained so many yards on so few receptions, this play should explain it. It’s a 20-yard pass that Gordon turned into a 95-yard touchdown reception:
Take this one away and Gordon would have had only 165 yards. With it, history was made.
Well done, Josh Gordon.