Moss, Owens inch up all-time TD-per-game list

Cold, Hard Football Facts for Oct 14, 2007



With one touchdown reception each in the New England-Dallas showdown on Sunday, Randy Moss and Terrell Owens inched ever so slightly up the all-time list of highest scoring receivers in NFL history, based upon TD catches per game.
 
Moss is No. 2 all time, averaging nearly 0.76 TDs per game over the course of his career (109 TD catches in 144 games). Owens is No. 3, with 0.72 TDs per game (118 TDs in 164 games). Marvin Harrison remains No. 4 on the all-time list, at nearly 0.71 TD catches per game (123 TDs in 174 games).
 
The three modern phenoms appear likely to remain in those positions for the foreseeable future. There's a big gap between Moss and No. 1 Don Huston (the most dominant receiver ever and a member of the Cold, Hard Football Facts All-Time 11). There's also a big gap between No. 4 Harrison and the next active player, Torry Holt, who is No. 16 on the all-time list, averaging a shade over 1 TD every two games.
 
To put the difference between Hutston and the rest of the pack in perspective, No. 2 Moss would need to haul in 37 TD passes between now and the end of the 2008 season (26 games) to surpass Hutson's career average of 0.853 TD catches per game.
 
ALL-TIME LEADING RECEIVERS, TDs per game (thorugh Week 6, 2007)
 
Player
TDs
Games
TDs per game
1
Don Hutson
99
116
0.853
2
Randy Moss
109
144
0.757
3
Terrell Owens
118
164
0.720
4
Marvin Harrison
123
174
0.707
5
Art Powell
81
117
0.692
6
Jerry Rice
197
303
0.650
7
Lance Alworth
85
136
0.625
8
Sterling Sharpe
65
112
0.580
9
Cris Carter
130
234
0.556
10
Tommy McDonald
84
152
0.553
11
Gary Collins
70
127
0.551
12
Sonny Randle
65
120
0.542
13
Paul Warfield
85
157
0.541
14
Bullet Bob Hayes
71
132
0.538
15
Mark Clayton
84
158
0.532
16
Torry Holt
67
132
0.508
17
Carl Pickens
63
125
0.504
18
Steve Largent
100
200
0.500
19
Charlie Taylor
79
165
0.479
20
Don Maynard
88
186
0.473
21
Wesley Walker
71
154
0.461
22
Andre Rison
84
184
0.457
23
Joey Galloway
74
167
0.4431
24
Jimmy Orr
66
149
0.4430
25
Raymond Berry
68
154
0.442
26
Bobby Mitchell
65
148
0.439
27
Carmichael
79
182
0.434
28
Isaac Bruce
80
187
0.428
29
Herman Moore
62
149
0.416
30
Michael Irvin
65
159
0.409
Minimum, 60 TD receptions
Active players in bold
 

From our partners




Team Pages
AFC East NFC
South
North
West

Connect With Us
Sign up for our newsletter to recieve all the latest news and updates...
Privacy guaranteed. We'll never share your info.




The Football Nation Network

© Copyright 2014 Football Nation LLC. Privacy Policy & Terms of Use
Some images property of Getty Images or Icon/SMI