New Orleans Saints WR Lance Moore Reaches Milestone In His Career Year

By Alejandro Aviles


Lance Moore
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New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore had a great season this year for the team. In fact, Moore had a career year in which he had career highs in receiving yards and first downs. Moore had 1,041 receiving yards this season and it was the first time in his seven-year career that he received for 1,000+ yards. Furthermore, Moore also had career high 55 first downs off of 65 receptions.

Moore also had six touchdowns this season and has become one of the more consistent receiving threats for the Saints. Moore’s 1,041 yards was quite an accomplishment and it seems like he is really hitting his stride as his career progresses. Next season Moore will likely be the number two receiver behind Marques Colston and he has definitely earned it.

The Saints are incredibly deep at wide receiver which also makes Moore’s feat even more impressive. Moore played aggressive all season and topped 100 receiving yards four times in the 15 games he appeared in this season. Also, Moore clearly has the trust of his superstar quarterback, Drew Brees.

Brees targeted Moore 105 times, the second highest of Moore’s career and third most on the team this season. It is evident that the Saints have another offensive weapon and it will be difficult for opposing defenses to defend Moore and the Saints’ plethora of talented receivers.

Next season I would not be surprised if Moore sets a new mark in receiving yards next season. Brees has shown that he is able to spread the ball around to all of his receivers and if Moore continues his level of play he will surely see the ball often in 2013. Moore is quietly becoming one of the best wide receivers in the NFL and the Saints are glad to have him.

Alejandro Aviles is the Featured Writer for the New Orleans Saints at Rant Sports @aaviles312

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