Below, you'll find the target leaderboard for Week 14, and it's absolutely loaded with Texans. Matt Schaub(notes) put the ball in the air 62 times on Monday, which is a ridiculous total. But these things can happen when a team trails 21-0 in the second quarter.
In case you're curious, the NFL record for single-game pass attempts is 70, established by Drew Bledsoe in an overtime win in 1994. Here's the box score. Schaub clearly had a shot to break Bledsoe's mark, but throw No. 62 didn't go so well. Tough to believe two receivers were supposed to end up in roughly the same spot on that play, but they did, and Schaub chucked it. And Josh Wilson(notes) picked it. Ballgame.
Schaub will finish the season with a friendly schedule for fantasy purposes, facing three defenses that rank in the bottom half of the league against the pass (TEN, DEN, JAC). Every Houston game has shootout potential, obviously, because the Texans' D has struggled against all opposing quarterbacks not named "Rusty Smith." Still, we're not likely to witness another 60-attempt explosion, nor will we see four Texans finish with nine or more targets in Week 15. That was just insane. Hope you enjoyed the Monday night buffet. Please grab a clean plate and meet us in comments…
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- Drew Bledsoe