Mike Evans became just the third player in NFL history to have two targets, two catches, two yards, and two touchdowns in a game. The other two players to do so are Howard Cross (1994 Giants) and Lee Folkins (1963 Cowboys). Evans only getting two targets likely was not in the game plan for Sunday’s matchup, but enough to get the win nonetheless.
Evans is usually a high-yardage receiver, as he and Randy Moss are the only two receivers in NFL history to register at least 1000 yards in each of their first six NFL seasons. Though this is his second game with only two receiving yards in just three games, he still has 108 receiving yards on the season. He is currently in a three way tie with Tyler Lockett and Calvin Ridley for first place with four touchdown receptions.
Evans will undoubtedly see more usage than two targets in the future. He still has plenty of favorable match-ups against shaky secondaries (Atlanta twice, Green Bay, Kansas City, Detroit, Minnesota, LA Rams). He is not on pace to be the first ever receiver with 1000 yards in his first seven NFL seasons, but it is still far too early to rule that out.