FLOWERY BRANCH – For his electric performance against Cincinnati, Falcons wide receiver Roddy White was named the NFC offensive player of the week on Wednesday.
White caught 11 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns in the 39-32 victory over the Bengals and their reality show star receivers Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Owens.
White was 10 yards short of breaking the team record of 210 yards that he set last season against San Francisco. The 201 yards was the second-best day in the team’s history. Terance Mathis has a 198-yard game in 1998.
With a league-leading 54 catches for 747 yards, White is on pace to catch 123 passes, which would shatter Mathis’ record of 111, set in 1994. White set the record for most yard receiving in a season with 1,382 in 2008.
On Sunday, White also moved past Alfred Jenkins (360 career catches, 1975-1983) on the team’s all-time receptions list. White now has 369 catches. Mathis is the franchise leader with 573 (1994-2001) followed by Andre Rison’s 423 (1990-’94).