Ravens Hit Numerous Milestones

Houshmandzadeh, Mason, Flacco, Reed and Lewis all hit records against the Panthers.

Posted by Ryan Mink on Sunday, November 21st, 2010 at 5:40 pm | Categories: 2010 Season, Ryan Mink, Week 11 at Panthers

The first thing Head Coach John Harbaugh did when stepping up to the postgame podium was congratulate his players on reaching a handful of milestones.

It took the head coach a deep breath to get through them all.

Here’s the list:

  • Wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh recorded his 600th career reception on his 56-yard touchdown reception. It was the longest touchdown reception of his career. That also made Baltimore the first team in NFL history with three receivers (Derrick Mason and Anquan Boldin) with at least 600 career catches.”I didn’t even know that was 600.¬† I swear,” Houshmandzadeh said. “I went into the season knowing generally how many I needed to get there, but I wasn’t like keeping track game to game. I didn’t even know how many I had already this season.”
  • Mason made his 900th career reception with a 10-yard reception in the third quarter. He ranks 13th on the NFL’s all-time list.
  • Safety Ed Reed notched his 50th career interception in the fourth quarter. He’s the 32nd player to ever reach that milestone. With his 19-yard return, Reed passed Deion Sanders for third-most career interception return yards (1,328). Reed trails only Rod Woodson and Darren Sharper.”It was only a matter of time,” Reed said. “We knew Brian St. Pierre was only with the team this week. We knew they were going to be very cautious with the ball and play to their defense.”
  • With his fourth-quarter interception, linebacker Ray Lewis now has 30 in his career. He’s just the eighth linebacker to reach that mark.
  • With his first-quarter touchdown pass, quarterback Joe Flacco is tied with Vinny Testaverde for most touchdown passes in Ravens franchise history (51).”I think it was that kind of a game,” Harbaugh said after announcing the records. “It was kind of a game with big plays in so many ways.”

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,