Michael Thomas Breaks Marvin Harrison Record

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas joined teammate Drew Brees in the record books when he broke former Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Marvin Harrison’s record of 143 catches in a season, which had stood for 17 years.

Thomas caught 12 passes for 136 yards and a touchdown in Sunday’s win over the Tennessee Titans, giving him 145 receptions for the year with one game left to play. It was the ninth time this season that Thomas caught double-digit passes in a game.

“To be honest, it doesn’t really mean nothing,” said Thomas, who has insisted all year that he is more concerned about getting to the Super Bowl than breaking records or earning league MVP votes. “I don’t take it for granted. But the fact that we still have more goals as a team — as far as not the individual stuff that comes along with it — I would be selfish to be like, ‘Oh, I just caught all these passes and did all this.’ Ultimately I was catching the passes to win the game, to help my team be in the position we’re in now.”

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“So I just want to keep catching passes and end up where we’re gonna be. … That’s ultimately what I’m here to do, and I feel like if I continue to do that I’ll get more passes and I’ll break more records.”

Thomas will get a chance to add to the record this week with the Saints still in the hunt for one of the two top seeds in the NFC.

“Just to be in this position right now, it’s a blessing,” said Thomas, who also took time to credit each of the three quarterbacks who have thrown him passes this year (Drew Brees, Teddy Bridgewater and Taysom Hill) as well as each of New Orleans’ offensive linemen, among others.

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