The Saints are up to ten unique receivers with at least one catch in tonight's game against the Ravens, and I can find a reference to the Packers having a franchise record of 12 that's been reached multiple times - but what's the overall record for most receivers with a catch in a single game on the one team?
I have scoured the internet and cannot find any mention of what the record is. I have found a couple occasions in the preseason where 15 players caught passes (of course in the preseason the rosters are bigger). For the regular season though, I think 12 is probably the record, but I have no way of proving it.– pacoverflowNov 26, 2014 at 21:08
1Having gone through the 242 games with 34+ passes completed by a QB, I'm drawing the line at going through the next 2135 games with 26 (Rodgers' total) to 33 passes completed. In that first range I did find one more 12 reception game.– dlanodNov 26, 2014 at 23:43
Are you going through the games manually or using some sort of script?– pacoverflowNov 26, 2014 at 23:49
Manually. If I could get to box scores via an SQL query, I could probably extract the info but that doesn't seem available anywhere either.– dlanodNov 27, 2014 at 0:53
The most this year was Brees and Alex Smith tied at 11. Bree did it twice and did it week 17 vs TB. I remember this mentioned during the game. I would guess you could go to Elias or pro-football-refernce to try to figure out the all time high. Not sure this is sortable other than going through every box score. But obviously Elias has a way to filter this.– Coach-DJan 12, 2015 at 23:06
The answer appears to be 12:
The Saints became just the third team in the past 30 years to have 12 different players catch a pass, according to the Elias Sports Bureau data.