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Patriots mob Jakobi Meyers to celebrate end of NFL-record TD drought



Jakobi Meyers did something in Week 10 of the 2021 NFL season that he had never done before in his NFL career. He caught a touchdown pass.

Meyers, an undrafted free agent signed by the Patriots out of N.C. State in 2019,ย had logged 131 career receptions for 1,522 yards. He had never scored.ย 

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Finally, in his 39th career game, Meyers was able to find the end zone. His teammates were elated once he hit paydirtย against the Browns; Patriots playersย on the field and the sideline swarmed him in celebration.

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Meyers also got support from teammates who weren’t at the game. Notably, injured running backs Damien Harris and James White congratulated him for his achievement.

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Meyers wasย bound to get a receiving touchdown eventually. He had come close to scoring on multiple occasions. He caught a 2-point conversion pass earlier in the season and had a 25-yard touchdown catch wiped out by a penalty.

Still, this score will mean a lot to him. Last weekย against the Panthers, he set an NFL recordย for most career receivingย yards without a touchdown. Ending that drought has to rank highly on his list of accomplishments.



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