Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree 3rd Pair of Raiders with 1,000 Receiving Yards

January 10, 2017   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Oakland Raiders wide receivers Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree each finished the season with over 1,000 yards receiving in 2016, becoming just the third duo of receivers in franchise history to reach the mark in the same season, per NFL Communications.
The last pair of Raiders receivers to accomplish the feat was Jerry Rice and Tim Brown, both of whom exceeded the total in 2001. The only other two receivers in Raiders history to pass 1,000 yards in the same season were Fred Biletnikoff and Warren Wells back in 1968, when the team was still playing in the AFL, per Pro-Football-Reference.com.
Cooper led the way for the Raiders this season, totaling 1,153 receiving yards, while Crabtree squeaked by the 1,000-yard mark and finished the campaign with 1,003. However, Crabtree led the team in receptions (89), targets (145) and receiving touchdowns (eight).
The two heavily assisted in third-year quarterback Derek Carr's impressive season under center. He nearly reached 4,...

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