Nelson Agholor Matched Only By Tyreek Hill in Crazy Stat

Isaiah De Los Santos
Las Vegas Raiders WR Nelson Agholor is tied with Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill in a crazy stat.
Las Vegas Raiders WR Nelson Agholor is tied with Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill in a crazy stat. / Ethan Miller/Getty Images
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Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Nelson Agholor has enjoyed a bounce-back season in 2020 after signing with the team last offseason. Agholor has reemerged as a touchdown threat and become a go-to option for quarterback Derek Carr.

In fact, Agholor has especially burned opposing defenses on longer touchdown throws. He is tied with Kansas City Chiefs wideout Tyreek Hill for the most TD receptions on 20-plus yard throws this season, with 5 each.

Half of Hill's 10 TD grabs this season have come with Patrick Mahomes' slinging the ball 20-plus yards. But what's especially impressive about Agholor's production is that 5 of his 6 TD receptions have come on such throws. He's clearly burning defenders with his speed and agility, proving to be a nightmare to cover.

Agholor's longest reception of the season came against Hill's Chiefs in Week 5, when he took off for a 59-yard TD. The wideout has only caught 24 balls this year, but he's making the most of his receptions: Agholor is averaging the fourth-most yards per reception (18.5) among receivers this season.

Coming off a close loss to the Chiefs in Week 11, Las Vegas will face the Atlanta Falcons in Week 12. FanDuel Sportsbook has the Raiders as 3-point favorites in that matchup.


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