Nelson Agholor’s 8-catch, 33-yard stat line is almost unheard of

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Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor did something on Thursday night that no NFL wide receiver has done in more than five years: He caught eight passes, and finished the game with less than 40 yards.

Agholor finished with eight catches for 33 yards, the fewest yards gained for a wide receiver who had at least eight catches in a game since Washington’s Brandon Banks in 2012.

To catch eight passes and finish with 33 yards is almost unheard of in the NFL, and when it does happen it’s usually a running back who catches a lot of dump-off passes. For a wide receiver to do it is something you hardly ever see.

But Agholor did something else you hardly ever see: He also completed a 15-yard pass to Nick Foles, and he had a 16-yard run as well. No player in the NFL last year had at least 15 yards rushing, passing and receiving in the same game; the last player to do it was Seattle’s Russell Wilson in 2016.

So it was an unusual night for Agholor on Thursday, in more ways than one.

43 responses to “Nelson Agholor’s 8-catch, 33-yard stat line is almost unheard of

  1. Agholor’s ascendance from 2016 til now is like that of the phoenix. He was all but written off as a bust, but he has stepped up and turned into a heck of a player. 5th year option in 2019.

  2. It was an ugly game on offense for both sides. Matt Ryan had 160 yards to Jones and 90 yards to the rest of the team combined. How ugly is that?

    Other than Foles, hardly anyone else on offense played in the preseason, I don’t believe the Falcons stars played much either. As a result both offenses were out of sync. If Julio wasn’t making circus catches the Falcons get shut out. I can understand people busting on Foles performance but Matt “30 mill/yr” Ryan was just as bad.

    Plus, despite how i keep hearing about the Falcons working on their red zone woes all off season, they are the same old Falcons.

  3. Hey, Jarvis Landry became a “Superstar” doing just that (and making one handed catches in practice). If my math is correct that works out to about $13,000 per yard for a season.

  4. eagleswin says:

    Matt Ryan had 160 yards to Jones and 90 yards to the rest of the team combined. How ugly is that?
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    There’s nothing wrong with that. He has an all star receiver.

  5. That game was barely watchable. Both teams looked mediocre. Dropped balls by offense and defensive players, poorly run routes, bad QB decisions, flags a plenty. Neither of these teams looked impressive.

  6. charliecharger says:
    September 7, 2018 at 7:53 am
    There’s nothing more beautiful than a perfectly thrown long bomb, but sometimes you win games by keeping the chains moving. Agholor had some key receptions.

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    Speaking of key receptions, Ertz is a great player but he had more drops last night than he had all of last season. Both TEs dropped passes.

  7. It was a pretty bad game, I don’t want to hear the excuses about the starters not playing much in preseason. Remember that is what training camp is for.
    Foles looked like the old Foles before last season and Matt Ryan looked like the same Matt Ryan from last season…..both not compliments. Would not be surprised if both teams missed the playoffs.

  8. jman967 says:
    September 7, 2018 at 8:32 am
    That game was barely watchable. Both teams looked mediocre. Dropped balls by offense and defensive players, poorly run routes, bad QB decisions, flags a plenty. Neither of these teams looked impressive.

    maybe this game will seem more impressive once both teams start racking up Ws

  9. It was like watching a bad High School coach calling O plays for the Falcons. Just horrible especially down in the red zone. They are going to end up in the cellar of their Division if they don’t figure it out soon. And Matty’s arm looked suspect on occasion. Neither team looked very prepared.

  10. In Kansas City during the playoffs, Marcus ran and passed for more than 15 yards and threw a six yard touchdown to himself in the Titan victory.

  11. Why are the Falcons consistently one of the most boring teams in the NFL to watch? Snoozefest. And this is coming from a Lions fan who gets to watch terrible football every week.

  12. Think Ryan’s arm “looked suspect” because he was looking over his shoulder on a regular basis, or about to get popped as he tried to throw downfield. Both D’s played well – Atlanta took away a lot of the inside slant stuff that Eagles feast on, and Ertz only was open once sitting down in the zone.

  13. rabbi187 says:

    September 7, 2018 at 7:25 am

    And this is why PPR leagues are crap.

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    Its much harder to catch the ball than to receive a handoff. The difficulty is further shown by how the NFL has a hard enough time just defining what a catch is. PPR for the most part rewards players who contributed significantly to a team’s performance which makes sense. Games like Agholor had here, as the article points out, are pretty rare. Much like goaline RB’s that vulture TDs from feature RB’s, sometimes fantasy points get unevenly distributed. That said, I’m a half point PPR fan myself.

  14. “wetdentist says:
    September 7, 2018 at 8:53 am
    jman967 says:
    September 7, 2018 at 8:32 am
    That game was barely watchable. Both teams looked mediocre. Dropped balls by offense and defensive players, poorly run routes, bad QB decisions, flags a plenty. Neither of these teams looked impressive.

    maybe this game will seem more impressive once both teams start racking up Ws”

    I feel like that is a hope more than a reality. I was so impressed when Rasul was able to pick off that lame duck Ryan tossed up to Julio, who didn’t even come back for the ball. It was so impressive to watch the Eagles re-run the most historic play they’ve ever done, and the Falcons act like they’ve never seen it. What was most impressive was watching the greatest WR in the game drop multiple passes. Or maybe it was those daunted running games look so spectacular.

  15. Well at least somebody was catching passes, I’m not sure if I’ve seen that many dropped passes in one game ever. They can’t even hit anyone anymore and alligator arms was all i seen last night. These guys were all winded and just sitting on the grass all night for injury breathers, Maybe these guys do need to work a little bit more in preseason so when a real game comes they’re not rusty and winded.

  16. Quit player hating…

    Chumpy Ice and his side-kick Mr. Red Zone Failure Jones went up and down the field. No TDs…and lost.

    Agholor catches key 1st downs and throws a Philly Special for a crucial, game invigorating play. Eagles win.

    So please, stop it.

    Game 1.

    Eagles win. Nuff said.

  17. dilbio50 says:September 7, 2018 at 10:26 am
    Quit player hating…

    Chumpy Ice and his side-kick Mr. Red Zone Failure Jones went up and down the field. No TDs…and lost.
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    Oh the irony of your complaint about “player hating”

  18. Nothing but whining about the ugly football last night. That’s the way it’s been for a few years now. Starters barely play in the preseason so September means ugly football league wide.

  19. Indybear says:
    September 7, 2018 at 6:42 am
    Here’s another stat. There were 26 penalties for 236 yards last night. Ridiculous and unwatchable.

    Blame the players that committed the fouls or the coaches, not the refs! If the players didn’t commit the fouls the refs couldn’t flag them for them. There wasn’t one single phantom flag and there were a dozen more legit flags that could have been thrown but weren’t, I put this on the players or coaching!

  20. take the 5 yard rule out,and the passing game will.open up again. Darryl Lamonica to Warren Wells is the most lethal passing combination the NFL.has ever seen.1 out of every 3 balls Wells caught during his 4 years in Oakland ,got in the endzone. No player who has ever played in the NFL has ever done that not even Jerry Rice.

    Go look up.Wells,and you wont believe his stat line. In 2015,Antonio Brown caught 136 balls for 1800 yards and got in the endzone 10 times.Wells only caught 152 in his 4 years at Oakland and got in the endzone 42 times,and his best year he produced 1260 yards and 14 td’s on only 3 catches a game..Take into consideration,you could bump him 20 yards downfield ,if you could catch up to him. These qb’s in the NFL today can’t tbrow the deep ball,get rid of the 5 yard rule and bring the speed recievers back.You will see a better game,and who can really play the qb position.

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