Analyzing the leaders in targets in 2013

June 2, 2014 Receiving

Comparing wide receivers across teams is tricky. Pierre Garcon led the NFL in targets,1 but that’s partially because Washington didn’t have much help at wide receiver.2 Vincent Jackson was 2nd in percentage of team targets (we’ll get to who was first in a few minutes) for a similar reason: Jackson is a very good receiver, […]

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Checkdowns: Making the Super Bowl with three different teams

March 16, 2013 Checkdowns

With Anquan Boldin being traded to San Francisco, he’ll have the rare opportunity to win the Super Bowl in consecutive years with different teams. Here’s another bit of trivia: if Boldin makes it back to the Super Bowl, he’ll become just the 11th player to ever make Super Bowls with three different teams. (man, the […]

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Trivia: Anquan Boldin is the 7th starting WR to reach the Super Bowl with two different teams

January 27, 2013 Receiving

Anquan Boldin is back in the Super Bowl. Four years ago, Boldin and the Cardinals lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLIII. That season, Boldin was one of the game’s best wide receivers, catching 89 passes for 1,038 yards and scoring 11 touchdowns in just 12 games. His production was slightly less impressive […]

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Nine years ago today, Anquan Boldin dominated Week 1

September 7, 2012 Receiving

Nine years ago today, Anquan Boldin became a household name in his very first game. Boldin gained 217 receiving yards, the most in week 1 of an NFL season since Frank Clarke in 1962 and the most by any player in his first game. It was as amazing was it was unexpected. Boldin was a […]

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