The New Orleans Saints defeated the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday in overtime with a 34-31. Kicker Garrett Hartley sealed the deal with a 20-yard field goal in overtime, but he was not the only key contributor to the Saints win.
Wide receiver Marques Colston came up big for the Saints as he caught 10 passes for 153 yards. Colston has been a model of consistency for the Saints throughout his entire seven-year career in New Orleans. Furthermore, Colston became the Saints all-time touchdown leader this season, and he also leads the team in receptions and receiving yards in 2012.
For the season, Colston has made 78 receptions for 1,102 yards and eight touchdowns. This season marks the sixth time that Colston has reached the 1,000-yard mark for his career, and he has a chance to have a career-year.
The most yards Colston has ever received for in a season was 1,202 back in 2007. That means that Colston needs to catch 101 yards in the Saints’ last game in order to set a personal best in receiving yards for a season. Needless to say, Colston is having another great season for the Saints and he should definitely make his first Pro Bowl this season.
Colston is one of the most underrated receivers in the league, and now that he has reached the milestone for the sixth time in seven seasons, it is time for everyone to take notice. Colston is already the greatest wide receiver in Saints history, and has proven himself time and time again. It would only be fitting for Colston to earn an invite to the Pro Bowl this season because no other player deserves it more.