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.