Nov 16, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) catches a pass during the second half against the Denver Broncos at the Edward Jones Dome. The Rams won 22-7. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
Thomas is still on a march to history. And he has the chance to extend that against Miami.
Thomas finished with seven catches for 103 yards against St. Louis to extend his consecutive games of 100 yards receiving to seven. His streak of at least 100 yards receiving is one fewer than the NFL record set by his former college teammate, Calvin Johnson.
“Doesn’t mean anything at all,” Thomas told the media after the loss. “We lost. You don’t think about the streak or anything else when you play like that. We didn’t play well at all, especially on the offensive side of the ball.”
Thomas’ seven-game streak of 100 yards ties Michael Irvin (1995) and the Houston receiver duo of Bill Groman and Charley Hennigan (both in 1961) for the second-longest in NFL history.
Johnson’s eight-game streak with the Detroit Lions occurred in 2012.
With the struggles Thomas had to start this season, that should make Broncos Country want to cheer even louder for him to tie the record.
Thomas is proving each week that he is one of the best receivers in the game along with Johnson. There’s no doubt Johnson is there. Thomas is there as well.
With his eighth straight 100-yard game, he will force people to put him in the discussion. Plus, it serves as even more motivation for Denver to play its best game of the season.