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Demaryius Thomas is just 11 yards away from history

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Peyton Manning isn't the only Bronco who can set a record.

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On Monday night, all it will take is 11 receiving yards for Demaryius Thomas to eclipse the 1,400 yard mark on the season. Once he accomplishes that, Demariyius will become just the third WR in NFL history to have three consecutive seasons of 90 catches, 1400 yards, and 10 or more touchdown receptions.

The other two? Marvin Harrison and Jerry Rice. In fact, Harrison holds the record with four consecutive seasons. Let's take a look at each receiver's record breaking stretch:

Jerry Rice (1993-1995)

Season

Catches

Yards

Y/R

TD

1993

98

1503

15.3

15

1994

112

1499

13.4

13

1995

122

1848

15.1

15

totals

332

4,830

14.5

43

Marvin Harrison (1999-2002)

Season

Catches

Yards

Y/R

TD

1999

115

1663

14.5

12

2000

102

1413

13.9

14

2001

109

1524

14.0

15

2002

143

1722

12.0

11

totals

469

6,322

13.5

52

Demaryius Thomas (2012-2014)

Season

Catches

Yards

Y/R

TD

2012

94

1434

15.3

10

2013

92

1430

15.5

14

2014

96

1389

14.5

11

totals

282

4,253

15.1

35

The quarterbacks behind the record

It was Steve Young, not Joe Montana to help Rice along the way. Peyton Manning quarter-backed the other two and is the only quarterback to lead two receivers to this milestone. Dez Bryant and Calvin Johnson, two receivers largely compared to Thomas have missed out on this record due to various reasons. Dez has never had a 1,400 yard receiving season while Johnson has missed out due to lack of receptions one season as well as a lack of touchdowns on another.