Michael Thomas put his name in the New Orleans’ record books Sunday.
The Saints wide receiver has had a career year and he broke Joe Horn’s single-season receiving yards record in a 33-14 loss to the Panthers.
New Orleans didn’t play star quarterback Drew Brees, but that didn’t stop Thomas from making history. He recorded a 6-yard reception in the fourth quarter to give him a total of 1,405 receiving yards this season, beating Horn’s mark of 1,399 yards.
Brees and Thomas have connected on nine touchdown passes this season, and the two have formed one of the most efficient tandems in the NFL. Thomas has recorded a league leading 125 receptions in 2018 and Brees has shown complete comfort throwing to him in almost any situation.
The 13-3 Saints didn’t have much to worry about in Week 17, as they had already clinched the No. 1 seed in the NFC before their matchup with the Panthers.
New Orleans’ players will get some extra rest with a first-round bye as they gear up for their first playoff game.