According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Burress is only the second player since 1970 with a touchdown reception in each of his first six games of a season. The other was the most prolific receiver in history, Jerry Rice, who had at least one touchdown reception in 12 straight games in 1987. Rice caught a touchdown pass in all 12 games he played that year. He missed the three games played during the players strike.
Burress is the first Giant to score eight touchdowns in the first six games of the season since Homer Jones in 1967. That year, Jones set the franchise record with 13 touchdown receptions. Heading into the 49ers contest, Burress was on pace to catch 21 touchdown passes this season.
Additionally, with his 43-yard TD catch in Atlanta, Burress has now caught each of Eli Manning's seven longest career touchdown passes.
The yin to Plaxico Burress' yang, Amani Toomer, who long ago established himself as the most productive wide receiver in Giants history, further entrenched himself in the New York record books. His final reception against the Falcons was the 587th of his career, which moved him past Tiki Barber (586) and into first place on the Giants' career list. The touchdown catch was his 48th, which tied him with Kyle Rote for first in the Giants record book. Toomer increased his total yards to 9,890, which moved him past Frank Gifford and into second place behind Barber. Toomer already holds the team records for passing yards (8,463) and 100-yard games (22).
Toomer has long contended that the records mean little to him while he's still playing.
"I definitely play for the enjoyment of the game, but you always want to look back and feel as though you have accomplished something," Toomer said. "When I get done I will definitely think back to that."
Toomer's focus now is on helping the team pursue the only goal on his agenda, winning a Super Bowl. "The main thing is to get a Super Bowl ring," he said.
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