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Roddy White Nears Falcons Single-Season Receiving Record

It's still three days away from the NFC South showdown between the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons but Roddy White has already had an eventful week off the field. On the field, he's set to claim another Falcons receiving milestone. If White catches six passes for 99 yards against the Saints on Monday Night Football, he'll break the Falcons single-season record for receptions and yards. It would be just another milestone in an incredible season for the sixth-year pro.

Last week, White became just the third Falcon to catch at least 100 passes in a season and now is just six catches away from breaking Terance Mathis's team record of 111 set in 1994. White has two games to get there and is averaging 7.6 receptions per game so it's a safe bet Mathis will be second on that list when this season draws to a close.

White could also break his own yardage record he set in 2008 when he caught 88 passes for 1,382 yards. He needs just 99 yards to break that record and is averaging 91.7 yards per game with two games to play. White has already established himself as the best receiver ever to wear a Falcons jersey but now he'll have the records to back it up.

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