Friday, February 19, 2010

Philadelphia Eagles Top 10 Individual Offensive Seasons (Gen X Edition)– Part 2

Philadelphia Eagles Top 10 Individual Offensive Seasons (Gen X Edition) (Part 2 of a 10 Part Series)

9 Terrell Owens 2004

Super Bowl XXXIX

After three straight NFC Championship Game trips that resulted in disappointment, the addition of T.O. helped to finally put the Eagles over the top in 2004. Before breaking his leg, the diva receiver gave Donovan McNabb the pass catching weapon that was sorely missing on the club, leading to a 13-1 start.

In those 14 games, Owens hauled in 77 passes for 1,200 yards. Besides serving as a home run threat, he also became McNabb's favorite red zone target, finding pay dirt through the air a club record 14 times. T.O.'s special year ended on Cowboys safety Roy Williams' horse collar tackle– at least for the regular season.

Defying all odds and the most optimistic projections of the medical staff, with the aid of his hyperbaric chamber and relentless physical therapy, T.O. made a triumphant return to play in the Super Bowl. As if to punctuate his tremendous season (and as we learned later to make a statement to McNabb and his teammates), Owens outperformed all expectations with 9 receptions totaling 122 yards, unfortunately in a losing effort.

Receiving: 77-1,200 yards, 15.6 Avg, 14 TD (14 games)

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