Brandon Marshall preferred to talk about how much his teammates did Sunday to help the Jets secure their fifth consecutive victory, a 26-20 overtime decision over the rival New England Patriots in East Rutherford, N.J. But when asked about his part, Marshall said, yes, he was proud of himself, too.
Marshall, the 6-4, 229-pound receiver who was traded to the Jets by the Chicago Bears in March, had eight catches for 115 yards and two touchdowns, and with his first catch, he broke a tie with Al Toon to become the Jets' leader for catches in a single season. He has 101 catches for 1,376 yards and a career-high 13 touchdowns this season. It is his sixth season with 100 or more catches — an NFL record, breaking a tie with Andre Johnson and Wes Welker.
"I've got to say that is special, being the only guy to do that," Marshall said. "My first year with the Denver Broncos, I had Rod Smith and Jevon Walker in front of me, and I was just a rookie. I just wanted to make the team."
But there were a few more achievements for Marshall, who has been selected to go to his sixth Pro Bowl this season. When Eric Decker caught the game-winning touchdown from Ryan Fitzpatrick in overtime, it marked the eighth time this season that Decker and Marshall had caught a touchdown pass in the same game, an NFL record.
•ONE THOUSAND AND COUNTING: Anquan Boldin is in the 1,000-catch club. The San Francisco 49ers receiver became the 13th NFL player with at least 1,000 receptions on the first snap of Sunday's game at Detroit.
•KICKING MILESTONE: The Colts' Adam Vinatieri joined Morten Andersen and Gary Anderson as the only players in league history with 500 field goals. Vinatieri booted a 38-yard field goal in the fourth quarter against the Dolphins.