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Packers WR Davante Adams reaches 1,000 receiving yards for first time in his career

After flirting with 1,000 receiving yards each of the past two seasons, Packers wideout Davante Adams reached the mark Sunday.

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Before 2018, Davante Adams had come close to recording 1,000 receiving yards in a season but never quite reached the mark. That changed Sunday night when the Green Bay Packers receiver reached the milestone against the Minnesota Vikings.

He hit the mark on a 36-yard gain in the fourth quarter, which gave him four receptions for 60 yards at that point in the game.

Adams, the Packers’ undisputed No. 1 receiver, had twice come within the vicinity of the 1,000-yard threshold without going over. In 2016, he finished with 997 yards despite appearing in 16 games. Adams likely would have registered his first 1,000-yard campaign last season had he not missed two games and portions of others. Instead, he finished with 885 yards.

Adams also hit another important milestone Sunday night. The wideout entered the game needing just one more receiving touchdown to record his third straight season of double-digit scores, something no Packers wideout has accomplished since Sterling Sharpe (1992-94). Adams caught his 10th of 2018 during the first quarter. Jordy Nelson became the only other Green Bay receiver to put together three seasons of double-digit receiving touchdown, reached that mark in 2011, 2014, and 2016.

The Packers drafted Adams in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. After some struggles early in his career, Adams developed into one of the league’s best receivers, earning a long-term extension with the team this past offseason.