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Saints’ Michael Thomas sets more NFL history

It’s becoming more of a regular thing with Michael Thomas doing things in the league.

NFL: Los Angeles Rams at New Orleans Saints Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas keeps making his mark on the NFL. With his first reception against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, Thomas became the lone player to have the most receptions in their first 40 career games after catching a Drew Brees pass in the first quarter on the second play of the game. The record was previously held by Odell Beckham Jr. of the Giants with 266 receptions.

Thomas entered Week 10 as the fourth-leading receiving leader in the league with 880 yards, behind Adam Thielen, Julio Jones, and DeAndre Hopkins. “Can’t Guard Mike” was also second in catches (70) behind Thielen, and is tied for 14th in touchdown grabs (5). All he did in last week’s game against the Rams is set the team’s franchise single game record for most yardage (12-211-TD) that was held by Wes Chandler (205) from 1979’s September season opening game against the Falcons.

The Saints are looking to win their eighth-straight game and fifth-straight road game of 2018.