WR Torry Holt - New England Patriots
|6-1, 193||Born: 6-5-1976||College: North Carolina State||Drafted: Round 1, pick|
2009 Week 1 vs IND (5 / 3 / 47 / 0 rec)
Holt had one downfield catch, sliding to get under an underthrown ball by Garrard, and he had a few short catches, but Holt was well-covered all day, and clearly lacks his old separation ability. Between Garrard's safe style, the OTs inability to consistently create a good pocket, and Holt's age showing, it's going to be hard for Holt to be productive enough to trust in your lineup this year.
2009 Week 2 vs ARI (11 / 6 / 65 / 0 rec)
Holt started the day auspiciously with a nice catch downfield over the middle. The rest of the day, he was only productive on some short targets that he had to slide to catch, and a quick slant or two. He also dropped a pass at the sidelines, and generally looked more frustrated as the day went on. He's still not getting great separation, and he's probably relegated to short and intermediate routes at this point in his career.
2009 Week 3 vs HOU (7 / 3 / 57 / 0 rec)
Torry Holt had 3 receptions for 57 yards and 0 scores against the Texans. His long reception of 27 yards came when he was lined up to the outside in single-coverage. Holt appears to be the WR2 for Jacksonville but is the third option in the passing game behind Mike Simms-Walker and Maurice Jones-Drew.
2009 Week 4 vs TEN (5 / 3 / 42 / 0 rec)
Holt is now a secondary target with the breakout of Mike Sims-Walker. He got wide open on a third and long for his biggest catch of the day. Holt had a red zone target, but he fell down on the route, and he wasn't open.
2009 Week 5 vs SEA (11 / 7 / 95 / 0 rec)
Holt had no trouble getting open early on, and Garrard found him easily. With nearly 100 yards on the day, he was the lone bright spot for an offense that kept on stumbling - and fumbling - just when it seemed ready to score. Holt's only downside was that he never was targeted on deep routes.
2009 Week 6 vs STL (8 / 5 / 101 / 0 rec)
Holt had his most impressive game of the year against his old team. He caught the ball at the sidelines, in traffic over the middle, and on quick timing routes. He also drew two pass interference penalties, and looked as good as he has all year getting separation from defensive backs. He also made a veteran catch getting both feet down on the sidelines with little room to operate. He is becoming a more viable fantasy play as Mike Sims-Walker is emerging as a #1 receiver.
2009 Week 8 vs TEN (6 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)
Starting wideout Torry Holt continues to struggle as a Jaguar, this week only making two catches in Week 8. Holt lost an 11-yard catch due to a penalty and was trying to stretch the field early in the game but could not catch his two deep targets. Holt added his two catches later in the first half but after his six first half targets Holt never had another chance on the afternoon. Holt is a strong veteran wideout but with David Garrard struggling and his offensive line collapsing around him, the entire Jacksonville passing game is one to avoid.
2009 Week 9 vs KC (9 / 4 / 37 / 0 rec)
Holt fumbled trying to stretch for a first down early in this one, but recovered to play his usual role of helping the Jags move the chains with short, precise routes and strong catches. His value has plateaued at bye week/injury option in only very deep PPR leagues.
2009 Week 10 vs NYJ (6 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec)
Holt had an unimpressive game catching two passes for 24 yards. He fell down on a sure 20 yard reception and was fortunate that the pass was not intercepted.
2009 Week 11 vs BUF (7 / 3 / 31 / 0 rec)
Holt looked old, with an uncharacteristic bad drop, and no real threat of doing anything after the catch. He did make a few catches to get the game-winning drive sparked, but at this point Holt can safely be dropped in all but the very deepest of fantasy leagues.
2009 Week 12 vs SF (7 / 4 / 50 / 0 rec)
Holt was a reliable target but not looked to all that often, and had no red zone opportunities.
2009 Week 13 vs HOU (6 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec)
Torry Holt had a productive game against the Texans despite only catching two passes. Both catches came on the right side of the field and were tough grabs in tight coverage. Holt is not the receiver he once was (and no one is likely to confuse the Jaguars with the "Greatest Show on Turf") but he uses all the veteran tricks of great route-running and using body to shield the defender so that he can remain productive. David Garrard tends to look to him early in games as the passing offense gets going.
2009 Week 14 vs MIA (3 / 2 / 71 / 0 rec)
Holt was invisible until late in the second half, when two Miami defenders bit on a double move and allowed him to get behind for a 63-yard catch and run deep into Miami territory. Holt was targeted two plays later on a quick slant in the red zone but tackled immediately inside the five yard line.
2009 Week 15 vs IND (8 / 3 / 38 / 0 rec)
Torry Holt was shut out in the first half on Thursday Night Football by the Colts, getting just two uncatchable passes thrown in his direction in the second quarter. Holt picked up the pace in the second half with three catches on six targets, including a 17-yard dig route over the middle in the third quarter. Holt is getting more work and targets but the connection with Garrard is not as significant as the chemistry between his quarterback and Mike Sims-Walker.
2009 Week 16 vs NE (4 / 2 / 23 / 0 rec)
While he only had two receptions on the day, Holt did accomplish what only two other NFL receivers have ever done - 11 straight seasons with 50+ receptions. Holt had an 18-yard leaping catch called back on a holding penalty in the 2nd quarter.
2008 Week 1 vs PHI (2 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Despite the fact that his team was trailing throughout this contest Holt was only targeted twice during the entire game. For a former Pro Bowl receiver this was odd to say the least. Philadelphia does boast a pair of excellent corners in Samuel and Sheppard. The combination of coverage and pressure up front didn't allow Holt to work up field.
2008 Week 2 vs NYG (7 / 6 / 76 / 1 rec)
Holt put up some decent numbers and got a little help in finding the end zone for the first time this season. Targeted seven times Holt managed to haul in six of them for 76 yards and a score. He was Bulgers' first option in passing situations and was effective on his routes. His first touchdown of the season came on a 45 yard deep ball that was in and out of the hands of a Giants defender before falling into Holts arms as he lay in the end zone.
2008 Week 3 vs SEA (8 / 4 / 37 / 0 rec)
He caught Bulger's first pass of the game but most of his targets came in the fourth quarter with the game hopelessly out of reach. Holt seemed like an after thought most of the game. He was targeted just three times in the first half as St. Louis fell behind 27-6.
2008 Week 4 vs BUF (7 / 4 / 65 / 0 rec)
There was a little more room for Holt in this game and he responded with four balls four 65 yards. Green waited on him to break into space on at least two occasions and knew where the pass had to be thrown. While these numbers are far from his glory days, Holt may yet be productive enough keep off your bench. Maybe Green can help Holt rediscover the magic.
2008 Week 6 vs WAS (11 / 5 / 23 / 0 rec)
Despite being targeted the most out of all the Rams receivers, Holt only managed to finish the game with 23 yards on five receptions. With rookie WR Donnie Avery emerging as a legit receiving option, Holt should at least enjoy having a capable WR on the other side of the field to take a bit of attention off of him. However, he's going to need the offensive line to give QB Marc Bulger ample time to scan the field and find him, because the way things are going - that isn't happening very often.
2008 Week 7 vs DAL (5 / 3 / 51 / 0 rec)
The silky smooth veteran ran good routes all day and gave Mike Jenkins all he could handle. The score of the game dictated that the Rams ran the ball, so Holt was used primarily for possession type receptions.
2008 Week 8 vs NE (7 / 3 / 28 / 0 rec)
It just keeps getting worse for Holt. He was never a factor and caught only short passes when he was called upon.
2008 Week 9 vs ARI (10 / 6 / 58 / 1 rec)
Holt had 58 yards on six catches with one touchdown, a short three yard effort. His stats were a result of an ineffective Ram's offense. His longest catch was only 15 yards.
2008 Week 10 vs NYJ (5 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Despite the fact that his team was trailing throughout this contest Holt was only targeted five times during the entire game. Holt looked tired, slow and sloppy. He was also called for a holding penalty. In an all too familiar manner, Holt was not effective again.
2008 Week 11 vs SF (8 / 5 / 60 / 0 rec)
Holt was fairly involved in the passing attack, but his final stats once again disappointed his fantasy owners, who were hoping for more when they drafted him. Holt was not targeted in the fourth quarter, as the Rams gave more playing time to their younger receivers.
2008 Week 12 vs CHI (9 / 4 / 84 / 0 rec)
Holt was the most targeted Rams' receiver, being thrown to seven times. In the third quarter, Holt caught a pass for a nice 38 yard gain, his longest catch of the game. He finished the day with four receptions for 84 yards.
2008 Week 13 vs MIA (8 / 3 / 30 / 0 rec)
Holt had a quiet afternoon, averaging just ten yards per reception against a Dolphins secondary he had some difficulty finding openings in. Holt was targeted twice in the end zone on the opening drive, though neither was a catchable ball. Holt took away one of his own catches with an offensive pass interference call as well. Against the Dolphins, quarterback Marc Bulger struggled, throwing three interceptions and was never in sync with any of his primary options all afternoon.
2008 Week 14 vs ARI (8 / 5 / 61 / 0 rec)
Holt was the Rams' leading receiver with 61 yards on five catches. Holt did not have a catch in the first half. Much of his yardage was acquired in the fourth quarter in garbage time.
2008 Week 15 vs SEA (5 / 4 / 64 / 1 rec)
Holt only had a few opportunities, but he made the most of them. Despite tight coverage, he hauled in his first catch for a long touchdown, and almost added a fifth catch to his total but was questionably called for offensive pass interference on the play.
2008 Week 16 vs SF (9 / 4 / 55 / 0 rec)
Holt was steady, and (continuing his routine this year) put up steady numbers. He and Avery split the load pretty evenly, which seemed to work out for each of them, and kept the Niners secondary guessing a tiny bit.
2008 Week 17 vs ATL (10 / 6 / 90 / 0 rec)
The veteran led all St. Louis receivers with six grabs for 90 yards and has now caught at least one pass in 153 consecutive games. While it is widely speculated that Holt will not return next season, he and Bulger still work well together. There were plays when the ball was being thrown two or three steps before Holt made his cut. One of those passes resulted in a 39 yard gain to Falcons three yard line which set up the tying touchdown.
2007 Week 1 vs CAR (10 / 8 / 73 / 1 rec)
Holt led all the Rams' receivers with eight catches for 73 yards. Holt scored the Rams' only touchdown on a three yard slant at the goal line. Bulger looked his way 12 times with Holt picking up three first downs. He also drew two pass interference penalties. One of these led to a Wilkins field goal. There had been a lot of talk lately about how healthy Holt's knee was. He had said he was just 70% and then Coach Scott Linehan said he looked 100%. Saturday, he said he'd let his play do the talking and he answered quite a few questions.
2007 Week 2 vs SF (6 / 5 / 74 / 1 rec)
Holt looked like his usual brilliant self for most of the contest. He collected five of the six passes thrown his way for 74 yards and one touchdown. Unfortunately he lost a fumble when the ball was stripped away from him inside the 49ers ten yard line. The Rams were driving and appeared to be heading toward a commanding lead when that play shifted momentum to the 49ers.
2007 Week 3 vs TB (6 / 5 / 63 / 0 rec)
Holt was the most targeted St. Louis receiver with six for the game, and he was able to haul in five of those targets for 63 yards receiving. Four of Holt's receptions resulted in first downs, but he was unable to get much going downfield against the Buccaneers. He did show his veteran field presence, falling on a fumble by Steven Jackson and helping his club retain possession.
2007 Week 4 vs DAL (12 / 5 / 52 / 0 rec)
Holt led the club in targets, with 12, and came down with five receptions for 52 yards. He wasn't helped much by the play of his injured quarterback and the Dallas defense did a great job containing Holt for most of the game. He did seem to be open on one of the Rams' trips in the red zone, but Bulger was sacked on the play and could not get the ball out quick enough to connect with him. Holt was targeted five times on third downs, showing he is still Bulger's go to receiver. He did have a fumble on a short pass completion, but was able to fall on the ball and retain possession.
2007 Week 5 vs ARI (9 / 5 / 89 / 1 rec)
Holt had a very nice game but, was a non-factor in the first half only catching one pass for 12 yards. That would not be the case in the second half as he caught a 34 yard pass on St. Louis' first drive of the second half. QB Gus Frerotte would go back to him two plays later for an 11 yard touchdown in the right corner of the end zone. He had a ball bounce off his hands, on a play he usually makes, and the deflection lead to an interception. It looked like Holt short-armed the ball on a pass that was very catchable. But Holt would redeem himself by catching a big 26 yard pass in the fourth quarter. He also caught a pass for a two point conversion with 13 second left in the game.
2007 Week 6 vs BAL (8 / 4 / 33 / 0 rec)
Holt was unable to make an impact this game. With the next two receivers on the depth chart nursing injuries, the Ravens were able to shift all of their attention onto Holt instead, who himself was clearly not playing at full speed due to his continued recovery from knee surgery. He made a few clutch catches for first downs, but they were of the shorter variety, with his longest going for only 17 yards. Though Holt is normally relied on as a deep threat, the Rams offensive line was unable to protect Frerotte long enough for the wideout to get deep. He was targeted once in the end zone, and almost pulled in a near impossible grab in the back corner.
2007 Week 7 vs SEA (15 / 8 / 82 / 0 rec)
Holt looked like he may have been the only Rams receiver out there in the second half, Bulger threw five in a row to him to start the half, in order to get something going on offense. He pulled in nearly every catchable ball, but uncharacteristically he also dropped a sure touchdown pass.
2007 Week 8 vs CLE (7 / 6 / 110 / 1 rec)
Holt was a force in the offense very early in the game, going up over the Browns cornerback to haul in a 39 yard reception. Outside of this reception and a nice one yard touchdown catch in the first quarter, Holt had a very quiet day. Most of his 110 receiving yards came late in the game, with the Browns in soft zone coverage. Furthermore, the problems with the Rams offensive line forced Marc Bulger into shorter pass situations, and Holt did not have much of a part to play in that scheme.
2007 Week 10 vs NO (10 / 8 / 124 / 0 rec)
Holt looked fast. He made several clutch grabs on third and longs which were crucial in the Rams' dominating performance - including converting a third and 17, a third and 15, and a third and seven.
2007 Week 11 vs SF (9 / 7 / 55 / 1 rec)
Holt's three yard touchdown on the opening drive was the only touchdown in this game. Holt had a 21 yard reception called back on a holding penalty in the second quarter.
2007 Week 12 vs SEA (12 / 5 / 54 / 0 rec)
Holt was unable to break free for any big gains, but still hauled in five catches, four of which were for first downs. He suffered the most from Bulger's absence, as Frerotte was unable to find him on any of his usual game breaking deep routes.
2007 Week 13 vs ATL (9 / 6 / 135 / 1 rec)
Holt lit up the Falcons secondary in the first half. His first three receptions were for 23, 38, and 31 yards, with the last ending in the end zone. He was targeted less in the second half as the Rams were trying to protect their lead.
2007 Week 14 vs CIN (10 / 8 / 90 / 0 rec)
Holt was the only receiver for the Rams that did anything that even resembled production. He was able to catch the ball consistently, but he never had any room to run after the catch.
2007 Week 15 vs GB (6 / 3 / 21 / 1 rec)
Holt's first catch went for a ten yard gain that took the ball down to the Green Bay 33 yard line. Later on in the drive, he caught a four yard touchdown pass that tied the game at seven. The score was Holt's seventh touchdown of the year. His final catch was a nice grab on a low ball that went for a seven yard gain on a third and six play. Holt was targeted on a deep pass into the end zone at the start of the fourth quarter, but the pass fell incomplete.
2007 Week 16 vs PIT (10 / 3 / 41 / 0 rec)
Holt had 19 yard catch in the first quarter and added a 14 yard reception later on. He only had two catches for 33 yards as the Steelers defense did a pretty good job on both Holt and Isaac Bruce in the first half. Holt had only one catch for eight yards in the second half and was seen having a heated exchange with head coach Scott Linehan on the sidelines after a Pittsburgh interception.
2007 Week 17 vs ARI (10 / 7 / 93 / 0 rec)
Holt was the Rams' best receiving option and finished the game with seven catches for 93 yards. He had a long reception of 31 yards.
2006 Week 1 vs DEN (14 / 7 / 80 / 0 rec)
Holt had another steady performance and was targeted early and often by Bulger throughout the game. He had decent numbers considering the Rams' passing game struggled at times, especially in the red zone. Holt's 14 targets and 80 yards receiving led all receivers in the game, in what turned out to be a defensive struggle. His longest catch was a 23 yard reception midway through the second quarter that led to a Wilkins' field goal. He also had a 20 yard reception in the third quarter nullified on a challenged play that showed he did not have possession in-bounds.
2006 Week 2 vs SF (13 / 5 / 30 / 1 rec)
While Holt was Bulger's favorite target in this game, they were often out of sync. It seems only a matter of time before they start clicking again, and Holt did catch a short three yard TD pass in the second quarter
2006 Week 3 vs ARI (13 / 8 / 120 / 1 rec)
Early in the first quarter, Holt extended his streak to 108 games with at least one reception. Then he got started on the rest of his eight receptions. Among the highlights were a one-handed snag along the sideline on which he displayed tremendous concentration, a 43 yard reception out of the shadow of his own end zone, a nice job keeping his feet inbounds in the back of the end zone on his TD reception (a fade route), and the continuous ability to beat his man off the line and get open. About the only blemish on Holt's afternoon was when he was punched in the back by Arizona DB Robert Griffith. The typically laid-back Holt responded with a head-butt that drew a personal foul penalty. The two fouls offset, and rather than drawing a penalty on Griffith that would've given the Rams the ball first and goal from the one, they had to settle for a fourth down field goal attempt. Holt also nearly had a touchdown early in the game when he went up high in the back of the end zone to haul in what appeared to be a touchdown from Marc Bulger. The official on the spot ruled that Holt came down out of bounds, but it appeared from the replays that he was pushed out by the defender.
2006 Week 4 vs DET (12 / 6 / 102 / 1 rec)
Holt caught six passes for 102 yards and a touchdown. He shows no signs of slowing down, and is one of the most consistent pass receivers in the NFL today.
2006 Week 5 vs GB (7 / 3 / 40 / 1 rec)
Holt's first target of the game resulted in a six yard touchdown catch. He found himself blanketed tightly by CB Al Harris most of the game and consequently recorded only two additional catches for 34 yards.
2006 Week 6 vs SEA (14 / 8 / 154 / 3 rec)
Holt had a career game with 154 yards on eight catches and a trio of touchdowns. His amazing 67 yard juggling touchdown catch in the fourth quarter was fantastic, as Holt shielded off tight single coverage and maintained incredible concentration on the ball. He also surpassed the 10,000 career yardage mark in this game.
2006 Week 8 vs SD (9 / 5 / 48 / 0 rec)
At times, the Chargers appeared to put as many people on Holt as humanly possible. On one play in particular, Holt caught a short screen and was about to turn upfield when he was hog-tied by LB Shawne Merriman. Holt never really had an opportunity to make a huge play, and all of the attention that was paid to him goes a long way towards explaining why Kevin Curtis and Shaun McDonald caught touchdowns, and why Isaac Bruce had 105 yards in the second half alone.
2006 Week 9 vs KC (5 / 3 / 50 / 0 rec)
Holt was conspicuous by his absence in the first half, registering no catches or targets. He responded well after halftime, catching three of his first four targets for a combined 50 yards and three first downs. His final target was a well-defended end zone pass that fell incomplete at the back corner of the end zone.
2006 Week 10 vs SEA (11 / 7 / 73 / 0 rec)
Holt was the Rams' leading receiver on the day with 73 yards on seven catches. He caught a pass for two point conversion, but it was nullified by a holding penalty. Holt hasn't recorded a touchdown or 100 yard receiving game in three consecutive contests.
2006 Week 11 vs CAR (10 / 7 / 68 / 0 rec)
Holt had his first catch negated by a penalty, and followed that up with a drop on his third target. Holt saw the majority of his targets on short crossing routes. He was able to turn two of them up the field for longer gains, but realistically Holt didn't have much of a chance due to the dynamic of the weak Saint Louis offensive line and strong Panthers' pass rush. Holt ended the game on a down note as well. Just when the Rams started to click at the start of the fourth quarter Holt fumbled to kill a drive. He was switching the ball from one hand to the other as he was getting hit and the ball popped out.
2006 Week 12 vs SF (10 / 4 / 30 / 0 rec)
While Holt was Bulger's favorite target in this game, they were often out of sync. On one play, he broke open on a deep sideline route but the pass went over the wrong shoulder. Holt only caught four of his 12 targets, and has cooled off lately after his red hot start. He's also seeing solid coverage.
2006 Week 13 vs ARI (14 / 7 / 115 / 1 rec)
Despite averaging 16.4 yards per reception, Holt missed having a huge day when he failed to come up with a very catchable ball in the first half after he had split the defenders that would have gone for greater than an eighty yard touchdown reception and certainly would have changed the momentum of the game. Holt did rebound with a touchdown and five catches in the second half of the game.
2006 Week 14 vs CHI (12 / 6 / 75 / 2 rec)
Holt had an inconsistent game. He was very effective on the Rams' third possession, making first down catches of 13 yards and 16 yards. He was also the target at the end of the drive and scored on a one yard reception after beating Devin Hester. But Holt was responsible for at least three dropped passes in the game, the last of which would have resulted in a 24 yard touchdown. The last drop didn't matter too much as Bulger targeted him again for a six yard score. Holt had one 19 yard gain negated by a penalty before making a superb one-handed 26 yard catch to convert on third and 25.
2006 Week 15 vs OAK (9 / 4 / 59 / 0 rec)
Holt caught nearly everything thrown short, was targeted deep a number of times in this game without success. Holt faced tough coverage against Nnamdi Asomugha all game long and wasn't able to get much going. On separate drives, Holt was targeted twice in the end zone, and caught a thirteen yard pass on yet another drive to help set up Steven Jackson's four yard touchdown run.
2006 Week 16 vs WAS (12 / 4 / 54 / 0 rec)
Holt had a quiet day by his standards, but it wasn't for a lack of targets. The Pro-Bowler was targeted 13 times, the most of any Ram receiver, but was able to come down with just four receptions for 54 yards. He did have a few catches along the sidelines that were incompletions by just a hair, as he was not able to get both feet in bounds. While he failed to bring down a few of those balls, he has got to be one of the best receivers in the league at controlling his body in those situations. On more than one occasion, he made the most out of poorly thrown balls and almost got his feet down to complete the play.
2006 Week 17 vs MIN (13 / 9 / 90 / 0 rec)
Holt only had one pass thrown his way in the first quarter and he dropped a very catchable ball on what would have been a first down for St. Louis. He caught his first pass midway through the second quarter on 13 yard reception over the middle. On the next play, Holt came back and caught an 18 yard pass along the left sideline to the Minnesota six yard line. He did a great job of keeping his feet in bounds on that reception. On the Rams next drive of the game, Holt came up with a big first down catch for 12 yards deep in Minnesota's territory. He had three catches for 43 yards in the first half. He caught two 11 yard passes midway through the third quarter and a nine yard pass to the Vikings two yard line to set up a Steven Jackson touchdown run. Holt had 14 more receiving yards in the game but the Rams did not throw the ball much in the fourth quarter as they had a big lead over Minnesota.
2005 Week 1 vs SF (16 / 10 / 125 / 0 rec)
Holt saw the most targets from Bulger and made the most of it with ten receptions for 125 yards. He had four catches over 15 yards in the game with the longest a 44 yard grab in the second quarter that set up a field goal. Holt did have one target in the end zone late in the third quarter but the pass was overthrown by Bulger.
2005 Week 2 vs ARI (7 / 4 / 70 / 1 rec)
Holt scored his second touchdown of the season on the opening drive of the game, a 19-yard reception. All of Holt's catches were for first downs and between 10 and 20 yards. Only one of his three other targets was a drop, as he was drilled on his second target in the first quarter and separated from the ball. His final target, the seventh, was thrown well short. Torry Holt continued his consecutive catch per game streak. He has caught at least one pass in the last 93 Rams games.
2005 Week 3 vs TEN (11 / 9 / 163 / 1 rec)
When Isaac Bruce went down, the team leaned on Holt, and he came up big, finishing with over 18 yards per reception and a nice grab for a touchdown. The absence of Isaac Bruce didn't change the Titans' defensive philosophy greatly, and Holt was able to take advantage of this all day long.
2005 Week 4 vs NYG (14 / 7 / 84 / 1 rec)
Holt had a slow start, due in part to an overthrow on his first target by QB Marc Bulger. Holt was open a good 20 yards downfield and would have run for more, but the ball was way over his head. Holt was at fault on the second target as he dropped the pass. Holt was more productive in the second quarter, catching four passes for 38 yards. He also lost another 20 yard catch that was overruled on a challenge, which showed that Holt did not have his second foot in bounds. His other target in the quarter was an end zone look, but the pass was batted away by the defense. Holt added two more catches in the third quarter for 25 yards, and then caught his final pass for a 22 yard touchdown after the outcome of the game was certain. Holt finished the game as the most targeted receiver for the Rams. As a testament to Holt's durability and production, this game was his 100th career game and also the 95th consecutive game in which he has caught a pass.
2005 Week 5 vs SEA (13 / 8 / 126 / 1 rec)
Holt wasn't targeted on the first three Rams' possessions, but eventually Bulger started to look his way at the end of the first quarter with two successive targets. One of those went for 16 yards leading to the Curtis touchdown. Holt made an amazing one handed grab on a deep out during the second quarter. The play could have gone for more yards if Bulger was on target. Holt beat CB Marcus Trufant one on one at the line of scrimmage on an easy pitch and catch down the left sideline for a touchdown. Holt showed throughout the game that he is one of the more technically sound receivers in the NFL using precise route running to get open. Through the rest of the game Bulger started to lock on to Holt, possibly too much. Holt was targeted on Bulger's interception during the third quarter. Holt did leave the game briefly with a knee ailment but quickly returned. He caught his TD a couple of plays after returning. Afterwards, he was still having his knee checked out on the sidelines and will likely have some tests Monday. But he didn't seem limited while playing.
2005 Week 6 vs IND (8 / 6 / 70 / 0 rec)
Holt was once again the Rams' preferred receiving target, although the tough Colts' defense only allowed six of those targets to be caught. Many balls were actually inaccurate, especially with backup Jamie Martin in the game. Still, Holt gave a decent performance despite the difficult situation.
2005 Week 10 vs SEA (8 / 4 / 45 / 1 rec)
Holt was noticeably hindered by the brace on his leg. He pulled in his first target on a short out route. However, he was wide open deep shortly after this. QB Marc Bulger put the ball right next to Holt for what should have been an easy score, but the ball bounced on the turf next to Holt, as he didn't look like he was even expecting a target on the play or simply lost the ball in flight. Holt was seen walking somewhat awkwardly and adjusting the brace on the field. Late in the third quarter Holt was targeted in the deep right corner of the end zone and had a chance to pull in ball, but it went off his hands. This was clearly not a full speed and ready to go Torry Holt. However, when the fourth quarter began Holt came to life pulling in four consecutive targets and a 14 yard fade for a touchdown on fourth and eleven. Also of note, Holt pulled in a 33 yard deep ball down the right sideline even though there was pass interference on the play. He may have been in bounds for the reception, but the official ruling was he was out of bounds. The play was not reviewed.
2005 Week 11 vs ARI (15 / 11 / 129 / 1 rec)
Holt had a monster game, hauling in 11 catches for 129 yards and a touchdown. He seemed to be open on every play, and he did whatever he wanted to do against the Arizona defensive backs. His touchdown was a 22 yard catch from Bulger early in the second quarter. Holt was clearly a favorite target for the St. Louis quarterbacks with 17 targets. He definitely looked completely healed for the first time since his injury.
2005 Week 12 vs HOU (16 / 10 / 130 / 1 rec)
Holt had another Pro Bowl caliber afternoon, catching virtually anything thrown in his direction. Holt had an amazing 18 targets, as QB Ryan Fitzpatrick felt most comfortable looking to him and WR Isaac Bruce. Holt finished the day with a season high ten catches for 130 yards and a touchdown. While none of the receptions were for over 20 yards, four of them went for 19, and three of those four were in the final quarter. Holt really elevated in the fourth quarter and overtime, catching five passes for 76 yards after the third period. He also drew a 35 yard pass interference call that resulted in the Rams getting a first and goal that resulted in RB Steven Jackson's touchdown. Holt also contributed on special teams, as he recovered the onside kick in the final minute of regulation that allowed the Rams to tie the game.
2005 Week 13 vs WAS (12 / 6 / 75 / 0 rec)
Holt received the first look from QB Ryan Fitzpatrick more often than not and because Fitzpatrick rarely had time to check down, 13 passes were lofted in Holt's direction. While a large percentage of those passes were uncatchable, Holt managed to reel in six balls for 75 yards. He also had a 43 yard reception negated by a holding penalty. Fitzpatrick's inexperience likely won't affect Holt's productivity as much as that of his stable mates' since Holt is often the primary receiver.
2005 Week 14 vs MIN (15 / 10 / 95 / 0 rec)
Holt was the most targeted Rams' receiver with 16 targets. He hauled in ten of those targets for 95 yards. Holt had four catches of more than 15 yards each with most of the yardage coming after the catch. He did not have an end zone target in the game but did have a couple of deep targets that were overthrown. In the fourth quarter, Holt made the 600th reception of his career.
2005 Week 15 vs PHI (9 / 3 / 16 / 1 rec)
As his seven targets indicate, Holt is still the primary receiver in this offense with Ryan Fitzpatrick behind center. Unfortunately, three catches for 16 yards is not what his fantasy owners are looking for. Luckily, one of those went for a touchdown, salvaging an otherwise dismal performance.
2005 Week 16 vs SF (12 / 10 / 163 / 1 rec)
Holt had an excellent game. He seemed to be wide open whenever a pass was thrown to him. He ran all of his routes very well, including a 40 yard touchdown catch, where he also showcased his deep speed. Holt and Martin were in sync throughout this game, and helped each other have very good statistical games.
2005 Week 17 vs DAL (7 / 4 / 40 / 0 rec, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
The bulk of Torry Holt's receiving yardage came on two back-to-back receptions in the second quarter that pushed him past the 1300 yard plateau on the season. In both instances, Holt was open in the middle of the field and Martin found him for drive extending first downs. Holt only had a single, short reception in the second half as well as a rush for four yards. The Cowboys seemed unwilling to allow Holt to get free down the sidelines, minimizing his affect as the game went on.