What NFL milestone is WR Tyreek Hill closing in on for the Dolphins?

The Miami Dolphins, led by the dynamic Tyreek Hill, have kicked off the 2023 NFL season in spectacular fashion. Their offense and defense have left little room for rival teams to outshine them. However, a setback in week 7 has the franchise regrouping, eager to rekindle their fire on the field and dominate their opponents once more.

On offense, Tyreek is ready to bounce back with his “Cheetah” form following a 14-point loss. As the Miami Dolphins prepare to clash with the New England Patriots in a Week 8 showdown at 1:00 PM ET on October 29, their wide receiver finds himself on the cusp of etching his name into the annals of NFL history.

Tyreek Hill poised for record not seen since 1961

Tyreek Hill has dominated the NFL through Week 7, boasting an impressive 902 receiving yards. He’s just 98 yards shy of hitting 1,000 for the season. Achieving this milestone against the Patriots in their next game would make him the first player since NFL legend Charlie Hennigan of the Houston Oilers in 1961 to reach 1,000 yards within his franchise’s eighth game of the season. As reported by NBC Sports‘ Michael David Smith, Hill stands on the cusp of NFL history, promising an exciting clash against the Patriots.

Pro Football Hall of Fame legends Elroy Hirsch (1951) and Don Hutson (1942) remain the sole players to achieve 1,000 yards in just eight weeks. Adding to this remarkable achievement, Hill has etched his name in history by amassing four games this season, each boasting a minimum of 150 receiving yards accompanied by a touchdown.

Hill sparks Dolphins to impressive 5-2 start

The Dolphins belong to a few NFL teams this season, having a record of five wins until week 7. Apart from losing to the Buffalo Bills (20-48), and the Eagles (17-31), the franchise has dominated this season well enough. They even smashed the Denver Broncos in week 3 by handing them a 50-point defeat.

Before the 2023 NFL season kicked off, Tyreek made his intentions crystal clear, setting a lofty individual goal to become the first NFL player to shatter the 2,000-yard receiving mark. As of Week 7, the wide receiver has amassed an impressive 902 receiving yards, demonstrating just how remarkably he is soaring towards those sky-high expectations.

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The veteran missed 100 yards in only three matches this season. He last recorded 163 yards against the Carolina Panthers in week 6 and 181 yards against the New York Giants in week 5. What do you think of Tyreek’s dominance on the O-line? Tell us in the comments.


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Maliha is an insightful sports writer with over a year of experience focusing on the NFL. Initially venturing into both NFL and NBA coverage, her journey began without a particular affinity for American football. However, her passion for the sport blossomed as she started following football more. Now, a huge NFL fan, Maliha meticulously follows every development within the league. She always wants to ensure her analysis is comprehensive and up-to-date to fellow readers.


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