Which record did the Patriots receiver tie with one of the all-time greats?
Wes Welker is good at catching footballs, which is usually a good quality to find in a wide receiver. That "ability to catch footballs" quality is not something all receivers possess, but Jerry Rice was one of them and now Welker has tied the Hall of Fame player in at least one respect. With ten catches at halftime, Welker now has 17 games in his career with at least 10+ catches, tying Rice for the most all-time.
Overall today, Welker has 10 catches for 89 yards and a touchdown. His season totals are up to 90 catches and 1,050 yards. It is Welker's fifth season over 1,000 yards and he's now just ten catches shy of his fifth season of 100 catches, all coming with New England. He is three catches shy of Donald Driver and Andre Rison for 36th most all-time.
He's tied Rice for this particular record but how many more catches does he need to tie him for most career catches? Only 809 more. He's going to need a few more 10-catch games to get there.