The greatest offensive player in Houston Texans history is wide receiver Andre Johnson, and this week he was named a semifinalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.
Though Ed Reed once wore a Texans jersey for a few games and is in the HOF, Johnson has the chance to become the first full-time Texans player to be selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, so that means he’s had some excellent performances when he was on the field.
Johnson played 12 seasons and 169 regular-season games with the Texans, and in that time totaled 13,597 yards with the franchise from 2003-14, while also collecting 1,012 receptions and 64 touchdowns.
All of those numbers and games played with the Texans means he had some excellent performances along the way. In his career, Johnson had 51 games of at least 100 yards receiving, with none of those 51 times being under 101 yards.
Let’s look at the five best receiving days of Andre Johnson as he takes the next step of possibly being selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, as he’s already the greatest wide receiver in Texans history and currently the only player to be named to the Texans’ Ring of Honor at NRG Stadium.
No. 5: 193 yards on 11 receptions
Dec. 13, 2009 vs. Seattle Seahawks
This game by Johnson was one of his better games because he made 11 receptions for 193 yards and was targeted 15 times. He averaged 17.55 yards per reception in what was a 34-7 win by the Texans in Houston.
This game, Johnson also had two touchdown receptions and caught 73 percent of the passes that were in his direction. The win at the time put the Texans at 6-7 overall, and the quarterback on that day for Johnson was Matt Schaub.
Johnson’s two touchdown receptions in this game were for 64 yards in the first quarter and 17 yards in the second quarter. This game was just the second time in his career that Johnson caught for over 190 yards in a game (more on the first occasion later on).
In this game, Johnson showed how good of a player he can be and how he had the talent to be the best player on the roster, even without the best supporting cast.