Overlooked WR Johnson playing for history

These days, the top wide receiver in Texas isn’t Terrell Owens or Roy E. Williams. It’s Houston’s under-the-radar superstar, Andre Johnson.

When Houston plays Minnesota on Sunday, Johnson can become the first NFL player to record five consecutive games of 130 or more receiving yards. Last week, he tied Lance Alworth and Harold Jackson with four such games in a row.

But if that weren’t enough, Johnson also can become the first NFL player with four consecutive games of at least 10 receptions, tying Brett Perriman and Reggie Wayne.

Johnson already leads the league in catches and receiving yards. Now think about it: Is there any NFL superstar that gets less attention than Johnson?

1968: Lance Alworth, San Diego Chargers; Fifth game: 60 yards
1971-72: Harold Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles; Fifth game: 25 yards
2008: Andre Johnson, Houston Texans; Fifth game: ???

1995: Brett Perriman, Detroit Lions; Fourth game: 4 receptions
2007-08: Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts; Fourth game: 5 receptions
2008: Andre Johnson, Houston Texans; Fourth game: ???

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