Michael Thomas' Absurd Streak Without a Dropped Pass Surprisingly Ended on Thanksgiving Day

Zach Brunner
Tampa Bay Buccaneers v New Orleans Saints
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In the Thanksgiving win over the Atlanta Falcons, the New Orleans Saints came away with the win and clinched the NFC South division. There were a lot of positives, but one notable negative was star wide receiver Michael Thomas dropping his first pass in over a year.

In fact, it had been 403 days since Thomas dropped his last pass. In these 22 games, the Saints wideout caught 198 straight passes, proving just how reliable he has been for New Orleans.

After signing a 5-year, $100 million contract this offseason, there has been no letdown for Thomas, despite the fact that he had to play fives games with Teddy Bridgewater starting due to Drew Brees' thumb injury.

Thomas has caught a league-high 110 passes this season. Second in this category is DeAndre Hopkins, who has 81 receptions. Thomas also has a league-high 1,290 receiving yards, ahead of second-place Chris Godwin, who has 1,071.

It's worth noting that both receivers have played one fewer game than Thomas, though.

What may be most impressive about Thomas' yardage stat is that his longest catch of the season has only been 42 yards, with the next six receivers in the standings each having at least one reception of over 50 yards. Additionally, 66 of Thomas' receptions have gone for a first down, proving he's the go-to guy when the team needs to move the chains.

While it's always disappointing to see a streak like this end, there's no doubt that Thomas will continue his impressive play when he next takes the field, in Week 14.

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