WR Terrell Owens - Free Agent
|6-2, 213||Born: 12-7-1973||College: Tennessee-Chattanooga||Drafted: Round 3, pick|
2010 Week 1 vs NE (13 / 7 / 53 / 0 rec)
Owens got two opportunites to make big plays on Sunday. Early on the first drive, Palmer threw a lob to TO that he was unable to come down with. Then the rookie Devin McCourty got perfect inside position on Owens later in the game and kept him from even making a play on a long pass into the endzone. Owens was still a big part of the offense, as he provides a reliable target for Palmer on the other side of Chad. Owens will be a reliable possession receiver for Palmer, but the question of whether Owens can still go get the jump balls and be a deep threat has not been resolved. While Ocho Cinco hasn't shown signs of aging yet, Owens is 36 and will turn 37 this season. He is also coming off of a poor year in Buffalo. There is no doubt that he is going to be heavily involved in the gameplan, but whether he can be elite or not will depend on his ability to catch the long ball, something he was unable to do on two opportunites against the Patriots.
2010 Week 2 vs BAL (11 / 3 / 57 / 0 rec)
He played alright but when he did catch the ball he seemed to be afraid he was going to be hit. Owens ran at times with both hands over the ball protecting it like a RB that was trying to run out the clock. Palmer was terrible so it is hard to gauge how good or bad Owens really was but clearly he was trying to catch the ball and get to the ground sooner rather than later.
2010 Week 3 vs CAR (9 / 4 / 42 / 0 rec)
Owens' first action of the day was typical of the receiver as he used his big body to get in front of the defensive back and give his quarterback an easy target on a quick slant. Owens was targeted at the goal line when he ran a hitch route, but the DB made a nice play to knock the ball away. Owens' best play of the day came when Palmer tossed it out to him quickly when he saw the corner blitz coming. Owens caught the ball and showed some good open field moves to make a defender miss. Owens then fought for extra yards. Owens was a reliable target for Palmer today on a day where passing was not the Bengals' forte.
2010 Week 4 vs CLE (15 / 10 / 222 / 1 rec)
Terrell Owens had a career-day Sunday amassing 222 yards that helped vault him into second place all-time in receiving yards (he passed Torry Holt). Usually this is where I would say that the 78-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter where the cornerback fell down inflated his stat line, but this is just not the case. Even without that play Owens still would have had a fantastic day with nine catches for 144 yards. However, it is worth noting that most of all this was due in large part to the Browns horrendous secondary than anything else, but regardless, it was still a nice day for TO and should keep his ego in check for quite some time.
2010 Week 5 vs TB (12 / 7 / 102 / 1 rec)
You can see the number of targets but Palmer almost has tunnel vision for this guy. Owens is not slow and in fact ran a fly route for a touchdown early in the game. He still misses easy balls that he should catch but the chemistry is there between Owens and Palmer. Owens right now is clearly the WR1 on this team. Again check the upgrade/downgrade section for more analysis on TO but right now he needs to be in your starting lineup.
2010 Week 7 vs ATL (13 / 9 / 88 / 1 rec)
If Ochocinco was inconsistent, Owens was reliable and trustworthy. Palmer looked to him often and Owens delivered by not only catching the ball but dragging defenders with him to make extra yards. Palmer targeted Owens deep on a couple of occasions early, but the coverage was excellent. His highlight play was a backside screen pass which he ran in for a touchdown. He stiff armed a defender with authority on the way to pay dirt. Owens delivered a veteran wide receiver performance on Sunday.
2010 Week 8 vs MIA (12 / 5 / 65 / 2 rec)
Yes he scored on the 1st drive and was doing laps around Jason Allen. The rest of the game he was a joker of sorts. He got very lucky as well. Miami had just thrown an interception and Palmer went up top to TO on the very 1st play. The Miami DB, Clemons, actually had the interception but bobbled it to the ground and ended up flipping it into the air where TO was Johnny on the spot and took it right into the end zone on the flip for a score. TO might have had his 3rd touchdown if he tried harder late in the 2nd half with Cinci needing a score. The Miami DB ran past TO but he did not adjust in the end zone and made a half hearted attempt to catch the football.
2010 Week 9 vs PIT (14 / 10 / 141 / 2 rec)
"Batman" turned in a vintage performance in this one. He was given great opportunity to work out of the slot often, and he beat Steelers' nickelback William Gay early and often. Working the seams almost exclusively, Owens was finding gaps in the zone 10-20 yards downfield with consistency. When a target as big as TO is that open (especially on the interior of the defense), even Carson Palmer can find him. Owens may have lost a step from his early days, and that's natural, but he's the perfect example of how a veteran's skill and knowledge can overcome lost steps. They're not the exact same kind of player, but it will be interesting to see if an all-vertical threat guy like Mike Wallace can learn to do these types of things and work the slot like TO did in this game. He was the game's most effective offensive player.
2010 Week 10 vs IND (8 / 4 / 64 / 0 rec)
Despite commanding most of the defenses attention for the majority of the day, Owens still managed to haul in four balls for 64 yards on eight targets. Two of Owens' eight targets coincidentally resulted in interceptions although only one appeared to show that he could have presumably did anything about it. It says something about the kind of season Owens has been having that his four catch, 64 yard outing can be considered a poor day overall.
2010 Week 11 vs BUF (9 / 3 / 63 / 1 rec)
Aside from his one goalline TD, TO had a frustrating day. He had a deep ball thrown to him from Palmer, and Owens made a tremendous play, fighting off the defender, going up and getting the ball, and staying in bounds to get the TD. Unfortunately it was meaningless, as the play was called back due to holding. Owens also had two costly drops that hurt the Bengals in crucial 2nd half drives. It seems like every offensive player played very well, but made critical errors that cost them the game.
2010 Week 12 vs NYJ (8 / 3 / 17 / 0 rec)
Owens wasn't targeted often against Revis. He did use his size advantage to make a few first downs on quick slant passes, but other than that, he was unable to get anything going. Ironically, his best chance at a TD was a deep ball from Ocho Cinco on a WR option, and the long pass was almost completed, but looked to be thrown just a few inches too long. Perhaps Revis is just an average CB, but Owens was unable to get open for the majority of the game.
2010 Week 13 vs NO (9 / 6 / 47 / 1 rec)
Owens didn't had any long catches, but he draw a long pass interference on a play that could have been a TD if Carson Palmer had gotten more air under the ball. Owens did catch a short TD by getting open on an end zone route that took him from the middle of the field to the sideline and he also had another end zone target barely broke up by a very good defense play. TO's strong catch and run ability also was apparent on his long gain of the day. After a short lag in his production, Owens is back to being a strong WR2 play with WR1 upside.
2010 Week 14 vs PIT (6 / 1 / 22 / 0 rec)
T.O. had a game to forget in this one. After a 22-yard catch on the Bengals' first drive, the Steelers caught more balls on passes intended for Owens than he did. As was mentioned early, he was targeted on Polamalu's pick-six. He was also targeted on the final play of the "garbage time" drive on which the Bengals drove into scoring range only to have Palmer throw another INT to Polamalu. After the first interception, it looked as if Palmer and Owens were discussing what happened on the play on the sidelines. What seemed to be normal QB-and-WR talk, Palmer ended up simply walking away from Owens without any apparent resolution. It's easy to say the game changed because the play was a defensive touchdown, but it was at that point that any keen viewer could see that the Bengals were in shut-down mode.
2010 Week 15 vs CLE (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Terrell Owens was battling knee problems all week. He was limited in practice but the MRI showed that he would be able to play. On the first series, Ownes ran hard up the sideline, stopped and turned around for a come-back route but pulled up limping. He tore his meniscus on the play and is done for the season.
2009 Week 1 vs NE (3 / 2 / 46 / 0 rec)
Owens had a drop and a pass interference penalty, and only caught two passes. One was a nice gain on a catch and run that Edwards created by getting keeping the play alive when the pocket broke down. The other came on the Bills desperation drive in the last minute. Owens is unlikely to come close to living up to his ADP unless Edwards approach changes.
2009 Week 2 vs TB (5 / 3 / 52 / 1 rec, 1 / 13 / 0 rush)
Owens should have had a bigger day, as he let a pass that could have been at 40+ yard gain, if not an 82-yard TD, go right through his hands. He did get the call on an early reverse and broke multiple tackles to make a good gain out of it, and when he got a second chance on a later deep ball, he reeled it in for a TD. Still, it's clear that TO will not be the centerpiece of the passing attack, as he has been in the past. He hasn't lost any physical ability, but this just isn't an offense or QB that will force the ball to him 10+ times a game with regularity.
2009 Week 3 vs NO (5 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Nada. Not even close. His streak of 185 games with at least one reception came to an end. Owens had beaten his man on a couple of long passes, but Edwards missed him by a country mile.
2009 Week 4 vs MIA (7 / 3 / 60 / 0 rec)
Bottom line here: Owens is not at all in synch with his quarterback. Two of his catches were for long first downs, but they were not even close to hooking up on any deep patterns.
2009 Week 5 vs CLE (7 / 4 / 44 / 0 rec, 1 / 6 / 0 rush)
Owens caught a couple over the middle for a change, took a big hit, and looked like he was having fun doing it. This is a 180 degree turnaround from the past few games, in which he was only targeted on deep and sideline routes, with almost no success. He was targeted on deeper routes twice: the first was overthrown, and the second underthrown (and intercepted). He and Trent Edwards are getting closer, but still have a long way to go to get on the same page.
2009 Week 6 vs NYJ (8 / 3 / 13 / 0 rec, 1 / 9 / 0 rush)
Owens got a few catches on very short passes and screens, and did absolutely nothing with them. He looked his age when it came time to make an open field move or turn on the speed to separate on his only deep target (although it was overthrown by Edwards). It might not be time to drop Owens, but there's no way he should be in your lineup until further notice.
2009 Week 7 vs CAR (7 / 3 / 27 / 0 rec, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)
Owens had another performance that flashed his talent and tools, but was mostly marred by uneven effort and execution. Owens dropped multiple passes after getting open deep early, only to be underthrown by Fitzpatrick. While Fitzpatrick could have made a better throw, Owens didn't attempt to make a play on the ball. Owens did climb the ladder like a younger man to make a third down catch, and showed strong hands on another catch that was competed for by the DB. Perhaps the most telling play of the game for Owens was when he got his number called on a 3rd and 2 end around late in the game that he could only turn into one yard. Owens is not going to be a fantasy factor unless this offense has a magical transformation.
2009 Week 8 vs HOU (8 / 5 / 39 / 0 rec, 1 / 29 / 1 rush)
Sound the sirens, there was a TO sighting in week 8. With the Bills offense struggling through the air week to week, Owens was able to showcase his world-class athleticism breaking loose and scoring on a 29yd end around in the 1st quarter. It was one of the rare times this year that Owens was able to get behind a defense with a football in his hands. Later in the game Owens was targeted in the corner of the end zone on a timing route, but was well guarded by the Texas DB Jacques Reeves. The majority of his targets and receptions came in garbage time late in the game when the Texans defense left the short stuff over the middle open. Owens could see a small rise in value after the bye week if Trent Edwards returns from his injury; otherwise he is a sketchy option.
2009 Week 10 vs TEN (7 / 3 / 85 / 0 rec)
Owens reminded us that he hasn't lost a step, or the ability to reel in the deep ball on two well-run routes and sure-handed catches of Trent Edwards bombs. Owens stepped out close to the goal line on the first big catch, and the Bills went to Lee Evans on the next passing play. Owens frustration seemed to mount as the game went on, including a heated conversation with the WR coach that was about Trent Edwards not making the same reads as the WRs. Don't be surprised if Mt. St. Owens erupts soon.
2009 Week 11 vs JAX (14 / 9 / 197 / 1 rec)
Finally, Owens is saying. Finally, his owners are saying (just as they probably benched TO). Owens was back to his old self, snagging passes over the middle, getting open with ease, and reeling in the deep ball to sting a defensive back in single coverage. Owens had a red zone catch on a slant, and he also was a favorite of Fitzpatrick in the second half after Fitzpatrick found him open deep for a 98-yard TD. Owens got a step on the DB, and Fitzpatrick threw a perfect high-arcing ball that dropped right into TO as he was streaking down the sidelines. It's hard to completely trust Owens after his anemic production through the first nine games, but you have to assume that Fitzpatrick and Owens will try to keep this good thing going in week 12.
2009 Week 12 vs MIA (5 / 5 / 96 / 1 rec)
Owens was very quiet in the first half, but when the game was on the line, Ryan Fitzpatrick knew who to target. Owens got a lot of cushion from the Miami rookie corners, and he took advantage with 15-yards outs. He also caught a tipped ball, showing terrific concentration, and when the Bills went for the kill, Owens got behind speedy rookie corner Vontae Davis and landed the knockout blow on a 51-yard TD. He is back to fantasy relevance, and Owens is a hot hand that probably deserves your trust once he gets past the tough matchup vs. the Jets this Thursday.
2009 Week 13 vs NYJ (9 / 3 / 31 / 0 rec)
Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick said that if Owens and Jets CB Revis were even with a 50/50 chance, he would take his opportunities downfield. Fitzpatrick did attempt to push the ball downfield but found little success as Revis held Owens to just 3 receptions for 31 yards. Two of Owens three catches came when the Bills put Owens in motion to give him space. Owens had some opportunities deep, but Darrelle Revis was everywhere and was on his game with yet another pro bowl like, shut down, performance.
2009 Week 14 vs KC (5 / 2 / 15 / 1 rec)
Owens scored by extending the ball over the pylon on a late crossing route, but Fitzpatrick didn't get him the ball on time when he was open on other routes, and he barely factored into this game. After one really good game with Fitzpatrick, Owens is back to not mattering because of the Bills anemic pass offense.
2009 Week 15 vs NE (2 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)
Owens displayed more frustration than big play potential in this game, being limited to two receptions, leaving him two short of becoming the 6th NFL player to hit the 1,000 catch mark. The Bills did give Owens a sniff of the end zone on their first scoring drive, but Owens was unable to shed a multitude of tacklers, eventually getting tackled at the 7-yard line. The camera shot of Owens sitting on the sidelines, agitated and disgruntled, is something that we've grown accustomed to seeing this year. In defense of Owens, his feast or famine play (mostly famine) with the Bills, is due in large part to limited opportunities as they fail to implement him into the game plan.
2009 Week 16 vs ATL (9 / 4 / 39 / 0 rec, 1 / -4 / 0 rush)
Owens caught his 1,000th ball of his storied career in this game, but otherwise it was very forgettable. He was open deep in single coverage a few times, but Brohm missed long and then short. Owens got an end around touch, but he was stopped for a loss. He'll very likely be on another team next year, and Owens has more left in the tank than people think.
2009 Week 17 vs IND (8 / 4 / 65 / 1 rec)
Owens got behind the defense twice early, and Fitzpatrick hit him for the TD the second time after overthrowing him the first time. He also moved into #3 on the all-time receiving yardage list ahead of Tim Brown with some good running after the catch in the second half. People probably think Owens is washed up after his terrible season, but he could bounce back on a better team with a better QB in 2010.
2008 Week 1 vs CLE (8 / 5 / 87 / 1 rec)
Owens looked very much in sync with Tony Romo. He was able to find holes in the zone coverage and gave Romo a good target to hit. Romo hit Owens in stride on pass patterns allowing him to gain good yardage after the catch. Cleveland did try and disrupt his pass patterns by having a cornerback jam him at the line of scrimmage, but that strategy resulted in two hands to the face penalties on the back assigned to cover him. Owens did come close to a second score at the end of the first half when it appeared that he had gone into the end zone on a pass completion but was ruled to be down at the one yard line.
2008 Week 2 vs PHI (4 / 3 / 89 / 2 rec)
Owens made a splash early in this game by getting open behind the coverage and QB Tony Romo hit with a perfect deep pass for a 72 yard touchdown pass. The touchdown reception put him only behind Jerry Rice for all-time touchdown receptions with 131. Owens beat S Brian Dawkins on a short slant route for his second touchdown reception of the first half. Owens had a 54 yard reception called back on a holding penalty in the second quarter. He had three catches for 89 yards and two touchdowns in the first half. The Eagles made a concerted effort to stop in the second half as they doubled him often and had maybe their best cover cornerback, Lito Sheppard, cover him a lot. Owens did get another great scoring opportunity late in the game as he had a ball thrown to him in the end zone, but he was practically tackled before the ball reached him by the defender in what was an obvious pass interference. After a big first half Owens did not have a catch in the second half.
2008 Week 3 vs GB (7 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)
WR Terrell Owens dropped two balls that he could have caught including one on the first drive of the game for Dallas where he appeared to fall backwards as the ball was thrown. Later in the game, another well thrown ball bounced right off of his hands. The Packers did consistently provide safety help to the cornerback who was defending Owens. It won't show on the stat sheet but he was a huge factor in the game drawing extra attention and coverage opening up the defense for the other Dallas players. Owens was the target of WR Patrick Crayton's pass.
2008 Week 4 vs WAS (17 / 7 / 71 / 1 rec, 2 / 11 / 0 rush)
This was a very uneven performance for the mercurial Owens. His route running was sloppy and he seemed very tentative on his crossing routes like he was afraid to run into his own man coming across the middle. Owens also had a couple of drops. This may have been a factor in the lack of chemistry Owens and quarterback Tony Romo had this game. The Washington secondary and especially Shawn Springs deserves a lot of credit of limiting him on the day. In the second half the Cowboys had the ball to start the half and they quickly drove the field with a couple of Owens catches. This led to a great ten yard touchdown catch as Owens dragged to two defenders into the end zone.
2008 Week 5 vs CIN (3 / 2 / 67 / 1 rec, 1 / 8 / 0 rush)
Owens wasn't much of a factor in this game until his long catch and run for a TD in the fourth quarter. It was hard to tell if the Bengals had him covered well, or if there was some other reason for the inactivity. Owens did collect his 900th career reception in the first quarter.
2008 Week 6 vs ARI (9 / 4 / 36 / 0 rec, 1 / 6 / 0 rush)
The Cardinals defense concentrated on trying to take Owens out of the passing offense and they were successful. Owens faced double teams and rarely saw single coverage. Owens did start to become more successful after the defense had to divert some attention over to Patrick Crayton. Due to the excellent coverage on Owens, he was held to catch four receptions, three coming in the second half. His best reception came on a pass in the third quarter where he had to reach forward while standing on the sideline. He somehow managed to catch the ball and stay inbounds.
2008 Week 7 vs STL (7 / 2 / 31 / 0 rec)
It was an all too familiar stat line for Owens of late. The Rams employed the same press coverage with safety help over the top. He and back up QB brad Johnson did not seem to have any chemistry and Owens was often over thrown. It appears that defenses have figured a way to slow down the pro bowl wide out.
2008 Week 8 vs TB (9 / 5 / 33 / 0 rec)
Dallas made a concerted effort to get Owens involved in the offense early, targeting him on consecutive pass plays on their second drive. Owens was well covered by Tampa defenders, but was still able to haul in five receptions. He did not seem to have his timing down with Brad Johnson as he was unable to connect on pass plays where he could have gotten free from coverage for extra yardage. Owens was targeted one time in the end zone at the end of the first half, but the pass was thrown well out of his reach.
2008 Week 9 vs NYG (9 / 5 / 36 / 1 rec)
Owens was limited due to poor quarterback play and excellent coverage by the Giant defense. He was well covered on most plays as the defenders were right there to bring him down immediately after catching the ball. His longest catch was his touchdown reception and was on one of the few occasions that he was able to find an opening in the defense.
2008 Week 11 vs WAS (9 / 5 / 38 / 0 rec, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
Owens was the most targeted player for the Cowboys. He also ran a double reverse that netted maybe one yard. Of note, both of Tony Romo's interceptions were in Owens' direction. The first was a poorly throw ball by Romo and the second was the result of Owens batting the ball in the air in an effort to make a catch in traffic. The Cowboys did a much better job motioning Owens to allow him a free release off of the line of scrimmage. This allowed Owens to beat the press coverage and have some success catching passes while running crossing patterns. His best catch of the game came on a deep cross route over the middle, which he almost scored on. This reception set up the Marion Barber two yard touchdown run right before the half. Owens also had two drops in this game.
2008 Week 12 vs SF (13 / 7 / 213 / 1 rec)
Owens was huge in this game. In addition to focusing on taking away the running game, the 49ers tried to take Terrell Owens out of the passing game. They were not successful as Tony Romo was able to connect with Owens deep on multiple plays. The first play was when Owens caught a deep pass while being well covered and broke a tackle and ran into the end zone. They were also able to connect on plays of 45 and 52 yards that gave the Cowboys excellent field position. A great day could have been even better but for two dropped passes. The first one was on a play where Owens was clearly not expecting the ball and was only able to get one hand on it. The second one could have been a catch, but he lost his concentration and ended up bobbling the ball and dropping it a couple of yards later.
2008 Week 13 vs SEA (9 / 5 / 98 / 1 rec)
Owens caught his first pass - a nine yarder on the second play of the game. He didn't catch his second until the final minute of the first quarter (a nice 26 yard gain). That would be the story of his day - long stretches of nothing interrupted on occasion by impressive and significant receptions. Perhaps Owens' best catch was a leaping, spinning, one handed grab along the right sideline for 33 yards late in the third quarter that he then immediately followed up with a 19 yard score. Though he fell short of the 100 yard mark by two, today's was exactly the type of performance one would hope to get from Owens.
2008 Week 14 vs PIT (9 / 3 / 32 / 1 rec, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)
Owens was only able to connect for 32 yards from QB Tony Romo in the second half after being shutout early on. His longest reception was just 12 yards. He was used a running play for a short gain. Noticeable was high number of incomplete passes, two of which were picked off, but that was more a function of Romo trying to force the ball rather than Owens's hands.
2008 Week 15 vs NYG (5 / 3 / 38 / 0 rec)
Owens' night got off to a rough start when the wide-out was unable to haul in a third down pass that would have moved the sticks. It was a catchable ball but not an easy catch. His long reception of 25 yards came near the end of the first quarter and brought the ball to the New York 43 yard line. Owens was targeted on a deep throw in the second half, but the ball fell to the ground incomplete. He was booed by the home crowd as he ran onto the field during pre game introductions. And again after he failed to pull in the catch early in the game on third down. They warmed up to him as the game went on.
2008 Week 16 vs BAL (12 / 5 / 63 / 1 rec)
Owens was frustrated on multiple fronts during the entire game. The Ravens defense played in a combo coverage that was designed to take him out of the offense and Romo was very inconsistent during the first three quarters. Owens was targeted deep downfield on two consecutive passes toward the end of the first half, the first pass was badly overthrown and the second ball was thrown into double coverage that resulted in an interception. Owens finally was able to get open during the fourth quarter as the Ravens played in softer coverage underneath and Romo was able to connect with him on shorter routes.
2008 Week 17 vs PHI (10 / 6 / 103 / 0 rec, 1 / 7 / 0 rush)
Owens had an effective game but seamed out of sync with Romo. His longest catch was a 42 yard effort at the hands of Jason Witten on a double pass. Owens did have two drops in this game. He also had a rush for seven yards on a reverse.
2007 Week 1 vs NYG (8 / 3 / 87 / 2 rec)
Owens was targeted early in the game, and Romo looked for him five times in the opening half. Unfortunately, the passes were poorly thrown and three were uncatchable. Owens finally caught his first pass on the opening possession of the second half. He gained 18 yards for a first down and followed it with a 22 yard reception for a touchdown. Owens turned his next reception into a 47 yard touchdown, but his last target was a poorly thrown pass and it was intercepted before it reached him.
2007 Week 2 vs MIA (9 / 5 / 97 / 1 rec, 1 / 5 / 0 rush)
Owens had a very solid receiving day for the Cowboys. He was targeted often and only dropped one uncontested pass. Romo seems to trust Owens. Owens did not break many tackles in this game, something he is known for doing. He was covered heavily throughout the game, which could be because Glenn is out so defenses can focus more on Owens. Owens caught his touchdown catch on a fourth down and four from the 34 yard line in the fourth quarter, which showed that the Cowboys have confidence in their offense.
2007 Week 3 vs CHI (12 / 8 / 145 / 0 rec)
Despite not getting into the end zone, Owens had a big night catching the football for the Cowboys. When Dallas needed a big play, Romo would look to get the ball to Owens. He caught four passes on third or fourth down that moved the chains, and seven of his eight catches went for first downs. Though it has no fantasy implications, a false start infraction in the first quarter followed by a pass interference call in the second cost the Cowboys' offense 15 yards.
2007 Week 4 vs STL (9 / 3 / 33 / 0 rec)
Owens had a quiet game from a numbers standpoint, with three receptions for 33 yards, but made a huge block downfield on Patrick Crayton's first touchdown reception. While he didn't put up big numbers, Owens was still the most targeted receiver with nine for the game.
2007 Week 5 vs BUF (9 / 2 / 25 / 0 rec)
Owens was active in this game, but overall he wasn't much of a factor, as Romo seemed to have difficulty finding him. Owens did have two opportunities in the last 20 seconds to make a game-changing catch, but he could not execute either attempt. The first came on a two-point conversion try to tie the game, but the ball was stripped out of Owens' hands on a great play by CB Jabari Greer. The second play was initially ruled a catch and would have set up a game-winning field goal attempt, but replays showed that Owens dropped the ball. Owens also dropped one other catchable ball in the third quarter.
2007 Week 6 vs NE (9 / 6 / 66 / 1 rec)
Owens was targeted a team high ten times. He caught six of the passes for 66 yards and a touchdown. Owens did a nice job of getting his feet down in bounds on a 13 yard out route in the second quarter. He lost a 23 yard grab to an illegal shift penalty. Owens also lost a nine yard catch just before halftime, when he was pushed out before he could get both feet down. However, he caught his 12 yard touchdown pass on the next play. Owens was guilty of a false start penalty. He also dropped his fifth pass of the season on a slightly underthrown Romo pass. Owens has 16 touchdown receptions in his last 18 games.
2007 Week 7 vs MIN (7 / 7 / 103 / 1 rec)
Owens dominated the Vikings' secondary, and got open with ease. He caught all seven of the passes thrown in his direction. On his touchdown, the Vikings defense left him open and Romo found him alone in the back of the end zone.
2007 Week 9 vs PHI (12 / 10 / 174 / 1 rec)
Terrell Owens did not disappoint in an always highly anticipated return to Philadelphia, catching ten passes for 174 yards and a touchdown. He was targeted 12 times on the day, and did not have any dropped passes. On Owens' touchdown, he broke a tackle over the middle, and jogged in for 45 yards play, breaking the game open to start the third Backup tight end Tony Curtis caught a one yard touchdown on a jump ball type pass by Tony Romo to the back of the endzone. Curtis leaped and made a nice athletic play. That was his only target of the game.quarter. Owens was often seen on the sidelines motioning to the crowd, and flapping his arms like an eagle, really enjoying his brilliant game. As expected, Eagles fans were far from receptive.
2007 Week 10 vs NYG (12 / 6 / 125 / 2 rec)
Owens led the team in receptions and receiving yards, as he compiled six catches for 125 total yards and two scores. He was again a man amongst boys in the New York secondary as he tacked on his fourth touchdown in two games against the Giants this year.
2007 Week 11 vs WAS (11 / 8 / 173 / 4 rec)
Terrell Owens caught eight passes for 173 yards and four scores, on his way to an outstanding game from the controversial veteran. Somewhat slowed throughout the first half only catching one short touchdown, something lit a fire under Owens in the third quarter, at one point ending three straight drives with deep touchdown passes from Tony Romo, going for 31, 46, and 52 yards respectively. Owens seemed to take advantage of missing free safety Sean Taylor, as he frequently got behind the coverage of Shawn Springs and the safeties were commonly out of position for help. On Owens' last touchdown he caught a dart down the right sideline and Taylor's replacement Pierson Prioleau missed a tackle allowing Owens to get by him for the longest play of the game.
2007 Week 12 vs NYJ (8 / 6 / 65 / 1 rec)
Owens was targeted early in the game on a deep pass play in the end zone that was intercepted, and was used mostly on possession routes that he ran well. His touchdown catch was a beautiful reception on a perfect pass, which helped him end the day with good numbers.
2007 Week 13 vs GB (11 / 7 / 156 / 1 rec)
Owens had a huge first half as he had six catches for 147 yards. He caught two early passes for 18 yards but, dropped a very catchable ball on third and eight, deep in Green Bay territory. The Cowboys were forced to settle for their second field goal. Owens came back and caught a big pass for 34 yards on the next drive that put the ball inside the Packers ten yard line. Owens caught a 48 yard pass over the middle early in the second quarter to give him 100 receiving early in the second quarter. He capped off a big first half with a ten yard touchdown pass midway through the second quarter. QB Tony Romo and Owens continued their half of pitch and catch as they hooked up for a 37 yard completion on the next possession. The second half wasn't too kind to Owens as he had a sure touchdown in the end zone but, he had the ball bounce out of his hands and into the hands of Packers CB Al Harris. This was a huge play since it would have given the Cowboys a ten point lead early in the fourth quarter. He only caught one pass for nine yards in the second half, but saw plenty of double teams in the half after scorching the Packers' secondary in the first half of the game.
2007 Week 14 vs DET (4 / 3 / 21 / 0 rec)
Owens did not have a good game, but it was due to the Lions making a strong effort to keep him from making any big plays. He did not see any targets in the first half, and his three catches all came in the third quarter. Two of his receptions went for first downs.
2007 Week 15 vs PHI (12 / 2 / 37 / 0 rec)
Terrell Owens caught only two passes for 37 yards on 12 total targets. Tony Romo just missed Owens on a few deep routes that were just overthrown, and his numbers were not helped by Romo's inaccuracy, though ironically Owens did not have a catch until late in the third quarter when Romo had already injured the thumb on his throwing hand. Owens was the target on all three Romo interceptions, one of which was in the end zone.
2007 Week 16 vs CAR (8 / 5 / 48 / 1 rec)
Owens looked on his way to a big game, demanding the ball and coming up with a big touchdown early, however exited in the second quarter on a play which he was not even involved. The injury was diagnosed as a high ankle sprain, one which will likely limit him from playing effectively until the playoffs, and perhaps longer.
2007 Week 19 vs NYG (10 / 4 / 49 / 1 rec)
Owens led the team in targets, and was targeted deep frequently. He caught Romo's only touchdown pass on the game in the first half. Owens finished second on the team in receiving yards. His high ankle sprain didn't seem to bother him during the game.
2006 Week 1 vs JAX (10 / 6 / 80 / 1 rec)
Owens put up nice numbers for his first game with the Cowboys. He finished with six catches for 80 yards. He pulled in a 21 yard touchdown pass that Bledsoe threw to the inside after he had made his cut to the corner. He made a nice adjustment to make the catch over his opposite shoulder. In a missed opportunity, Owens had the defense beat deep down the middle but Bledsoe overthrew him. Owens showed no signs of the hamstring injury that plagued him during the preseason. On a couple of passes, he was able to shake off defenders and gain yards after the catch.
2006 Week 2 vs WAS (9 / 3 / 19 / 0 rec)
Owens broke his ring finger on his right hand and will have surgery Monday. He'll reportedly miss from two to four weeks. He had a touchdown reception in his grasp but didn't secure the ball and a Washington defender knocked it away from him. He drew consistent double coverage, and wasn't able to successfully defeat it. Drew Bledsoe seemed intent on getting the ball to Owens and at times even seemed to force the ball to him when he wasn't really open.
2006 Week 4 vs TEN (8 / 5 / 88 / 0 rec)
Owens had a strange and eventful week, even for his standards, but he did start this Sunday despite nursing a broken bone in his ring finger on his right hand. Owens looked good in his first game since his injury. His first reception came early in the second quarter when he caught a 20 yard pass down the middle of the field. He also caught a beautiful 46 yard catch in the second quarter. Owens' best scoring opportunity came late in the first half when he juggled a potential touchdown in the end zone, but was unable to gain possession of ball. After the game, he said there were no problems at all with his hand.
2006 Week 5 vs PHI (13 / 3 / 45 / 0 rec)
In what was billed as the "Return of T.O." to Philadelphia, WR Terrell Owens had a very quiet game. In fact, Owens did not catch a single pass until the third quarter, a short pass of just nine yards. He was targeted just four times in the first three quarters, but with Dallas trailing that quickly changed. Owens become the most targeted Cowboy, getting nine balls thrown in his direction in the final 15 minutes. He caught just two of them for 36 yards and two first downs, but that was nowhere near what the Cowboys needed. Only one pass could really be classified as a drop, as DB Lito Sheppard blanketed Owens for much of the game.
2006 Week 6 vs HOU (6 / 5 / 45 / 3 rec)
Owens caught five of the six balls thrown to him and scored three touchdowns in this game, which will just confirm to him that he is a vital part of the Dallas' offense.
2006 Week 7 vs NYG (10 / 6 / 98 / 1 rec)
Owens was the most heavily targeted receiver in the game. On the Cowboys' third drive, Bledsoe got the ball back from Julius Jones on a flea-flicker, and looked deep for an open Owens. The ball was tipped at the line and did not reach its intended target. Bledsoe did manage to find Owens deep for a 31 yard gain on the Cowboys' fifth drive, and then followed it with a 17 yard pass which also found Owens. Brandon Short hit Owens hard on the play, but he was able to jump up unhurt. Owens was an end zone target at the end of the same drive, and drew a pass interference call to set up a Bledsoe one yard touchdown run. Owens could be seen on the sidelines talking animatedly with coaches and Terry Glenn. The announcers of course tried to make that into something but Owens was not a problem. He also encouraged QBs Drew Bledsoe and Tony Romo. Romo targeted Owens eight times in the second half. Owens made an 18 yard reception on third and two but he then dropped an easy pass when open on fourth down. He was visibly disgusted with himself as the Giants moved down the field for a score. Owens caught an eight yard touchdown pass on the following drive and had a 17 yard gain later in the game. He had more chances to get open with Romo scrambling and buying time.
2006 Week 8 vs CAR (15 / 9 / 107 / 0 rec)
Owens was seen smiling widely at the end of the game, and for good reason. He led the team in targets, receptions, and yards, although he didn't find the end zone. Romo appears to look to Owen as his first read on most passing plays. Owens was targeted frequently on shorter routes where he could use his speed and power to gain yards after the catch. He appeared to commit offensive pass interference a few times, but it wasn't called.
2006 Week 9 vs WAS (10 / 7 / 76 / 1 rec)
Owens was targeted ten times, recording seven catches for 76 yards and a touchdown. There was opportunity to double his yardage and touchdown numbers in the third quarter when Romo landed a perfectly placed long ball on Owens' hands, but he bobbled and dropped it, keeping a 75 yard touchdown off the books. Owens also had another clutch drop later in the game. He made a dumb mistake after his touchdown celebrating by laying down on the ground pretending to be asleep on the football making a joke about the news this past week that he had trouble staying awake in meetings. Because he went to the ground though, it was an instant penalty.
2006 Week 10 vs ARI (10 / 5 / 96 / 1 rec)
Despite dropping the first pass thrown to him, Romo feels comfortable looking for Owens early and often despite the elaborate defensive coverages. Owens' 51 TD reception is his longest as a Cowboy. He easily beat Eric Green in single coverage down the sideline and Romo hit him in stride. Romo seems to actively be looking for ways to get Owens the ball.
2006 Week 11 vs IND (4 / 4 / 70 / 0 rec)
Owens caught all of the passes thrown to him, including a deep pass at the end of the first half that set up a field goal attempt that was missed. While he was not targeted much, his four catches were on a variety of routes, and he showed good hands on a couple plays where he was closely defended.
2006 Week 12 vs TB (12 / 8 / 107 / 1 rec)
Owens had a good game despite dropping three passes, which marred the start of his day. Owens had three short catches for a combined 38 yards and three first downs in the first quarter, then had the wind knocked out of him on an attempted leaping catch in the end zone in the second period. Owens returned shortly thereafter to catch a 15 yard pass for another first down before halftime. Owens was a perfect four for four in the second half, catching three short passes including a seven yard strike for a touchdown in the third quarter. Owens' final catch of 26 yards in the final period was his long for the day.
2006 Week 13 vs NYG (13 / 8 / 84 / 0 rec)
Romo looked his way 13 times with Owens pulling in eight passes for 84 yards. He had a couple of catches where he was able to break tackles and pick up extra yards. Once again though, he had a couple of drops that would have given Dallas first downs. Romo is definitely keeping Owens happy with the number of passes he is throwing his way. Owens' only real chance for a touchdown was in the first half. Romo scrambled and threw deep for Owens. It was thrown too deep so when Owens made the catch there was just no way to come down in bounds.
2006 Week 14 vs NO (8 / 3 / 56 / 1 rec)
Owens had a sub par game despite his touchdown. He suffered a few drops and completely whiffed on a deep pass that he should've caught and ran in for a touchdown. After that play, the Cowboys' fans started booing him for the poor effort and execution. The touchdown he did have should've been intercepted, but the ball went straight through the defender's hands and fell into Owens'. He ran in easily for the score.
2006 Week 15 vs ATL (8 / 5 / 69 / 2 rec)
Owens scored his first touchdown early in the game as he came up with a seven yard pass in the back of the end zone. He made a nice catch as DeAngelo Hall was draped all over him. Late in the second quarter, he burned Hall deep and Romo hit him with a perfect pass for a 51 yard touchdown. Owens finished the first half with three receptions for 60 yards, and two touchdowns. Owens only had one catch for nine yards in the second half as the Atlanta defense did a much better job of containing him. Owens did have another dropped pass in the second half to add to his league high 15 drops this season. Owens and Hall were jawing at each other most the game and after the game Owens admitted to spitting in the face of Hall during the game. There were also reports after the game that Owens has possible ligament injury in one of his hands that he has been dealing with for at least a month now.
2006 Week 16 vs PHI (7 / 2 / 23 / 1 rec)
Owens had troubles once again holding onto the ball in Week 16. He did not get involved in the Cowboys' offense until the second quarter, where he caught his first target on a short nine yard slant in the second quarter. He later added a 14 yard touchdown before halftime as he improvised towards the middle of the end zone and caught a nice pass from his scrambling QB Tony Romo. After two deep targets fell incomplete in the third quarter, Owens was unsuccessful in trying to catch his final three targets of the game. The first was an interception by S Brian Dawkins in the end zone on a deep pass, where Owens did little to prevent the pick. Owens later dropped a pass that would have picked up about 15 yards before his final target sailed wide and out of bounds.
2006 Week 17 vs DET (8 / 6 / 117 / 1 rec)
Owens had a game high 117 yards receiving on his six catches. His 56 yard reception gave him an NFL leading 13 touchdown grabs for the season. Owens led the league in another category this season: dropped passes. He added to that total early in the game, when he was unable to hold a short Romo pass. In his defense, however, he was hit just after the ball arrived. Owens did made a nice one handed grab on a crossing route pass that Tony Romo threw behind him. Owens finished the season with 85 catches for 1,180 yards. Owens now has seven career 1,000 yard seasons. He has totaled over 1,000 yards receiving in six of the last seven years. He was on pace to eclipse the mark last year as well, but was instead sent home by the Eagles in response to his inappropriate behavior.
2006 Week 18 vs SEA (7 / 2 / 26 / 0 rec)
Owens saw his first target at the end of the opening Dallas drive. QB Tony Romo tried to get him the ball on a crossing route to convert a third down, but CB Jordan Babineaux (normally a safety) made a good play to knock the pass away at the last moment. On the second Dallas possession he pulled in a quick slant breaking a tackle and ran with the ball for a nice 18 yard gain. Late in the second quarter Owens dropped a pass from Romo on a third and two. He was crossing just behind the defensive line. The pass hit him in the hands with no defenders near him on the play. His final target was a twelve yard reception on the final Dallas drive that put them in Seattle territory. During the post game interview Owens was contrite about his play and empathic towards Romo with regard to the muffed hold.
2005 Week 1 vs ATL (18 / 7 / 112 / 0 rec)
Owens and McNabb left little doubt as to who the number one receiving option is for the Eagles. Owens started slowly catching only two of his first six targets. Things improved during the middle of the game when he pulled in five out of seven targets as he and McNabb appeared to be in more of a groove. However, during the fourth quarter as the Eagles attempted to come from behind, McNabb and Owens failed to connect on their last six targets. McNabb's lone interception was on an under thrown deep ball towards Owens. CB DeAngelo Hall made a much better adjustment to the ball and picked it off. Owens also had one obvious drop on an out route that him square in the hands. Owens and McNabb were shown warming up together before the game and appeared to be communicating at the very least on a professional level.
2005 Week 2 vs SF (7 / 5 / 143 / 2 rec)
Terrell Owens had a great game. Owens had 143 total yards on the day with two touchdowns. His first touchdown came on the third play of the game, when Owens caught the ball on a crossing pattern and turned up field. His second touchdown came on a deep sideline route on a pass that was thrown perfectly over his shoulder. One play of interest occurred on Owens' second catch of the game, a 20 yard completion on which Owens was absolutely drilled coming across the middle by Mike Rumph. Owens' head snapped back on the play, but he held onto the ball and popped right up. A flag was thrown, but ultimately was picked up after the officials decided that Owens had established himself as a runner and was not "defenseless." On a side note, Owens did little in the way of choreographed celebration after his two touchdowns and instead just set the ball down at the goal line.
2005 Week 3 vs OAK (14 / 9 / 80 / 1 rec)
Owens was the most targeted receiver for the Eagles. Owens caught just two of six passes in the first half for 16 total yards, but he also gained another 10 on a pass interference call in the second quarter. Owens started to connect with QB McNabb more often after halftime, catching seven of the nine passes that came his way for 74 yards and a touchdown. Owens would have had another 100 yard game if McNabb had not overthrown him while he was wide open across the middle in the third quarter. Owens would have been 20 yards from the line of scrimmage after the catch with ample room to run. Owens' touchdown, a four yard catch in the third quarter, was his 100th touchdown of his career.
2005 Week 4 vs KC (20 / 11 / 171 / 1 rec)
Owens made big plays all over the field against a Kansas City secondary that seemed to have no answer for his strength and athleticism. McNabb threw an incredible 22 passes in Owens' direction, which translated into 11 catches for 171 yards and a touchdown. Many of Owens' yards came on short underneath routes on which he was able to break multiple tackles. Owens' touchdown came on a seven yard pass from McNabb on which he was inexplicably left wide open in the middle of the end zone. Owens would have had even gaudier statistics were it not for a bad drop in the red zone and several poorly thrown passes by McNabb. Owens also had a 21 yard catch wiped away by an offensive holding penalty.
2005 Week 5 vs DAL (9 / 5 / 50 / 0 rec)
Owens was once again the most targeted receiver, but despite Philadelphia trailing most of the game, he was not looked to on many deep passes. Rather, almost all of his passes were short outs or crossing routes. Owens had two receptions for over ten yards (18, 23), but his longest was lengthened by 12 yards after the catch. QB McNabb did throw a long pass towards Owens in the second quarter, just overthrowing him on a red zone target. The ball struck the goal line pylon as it hit the ground, so had Owens caught the pass it would have been a 35 yard touchdown reception. The long toss was Owens' only end zone target.
2005 Week 7 vs SD (10 / 7 / 53 / 1 rec)
Despite catching his one hundredth career touchdown pass, Owens had a pretty ordinary day. Owens was not targeted on any deep throws downfield, and failed to break any big plays running after the catch. His touchdown came on a four yard pass from McNabb while Owens was streaking across the back of the end zone. Owens had just 53 receiving yards on the afternoon.
2005 Week 8 vs DEN (14 / 3 / 154 / 1 rec, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
Owens did not catch a pass in the first half despite five targets. He was able to get open in the first half, but QB Donovan McNabb was under so much pressure that he could not get a clean pass away. Owens quickly got on the board in the third quarter, breaking a sideline pass for a 91 yard touchdown, his longest touchdown of his career. He was closely guarded by DB Champ Bailey, who appeared to strain his hamstring on the play. Owens caught the ball near the sideline and squared up to Bailey. Owens juked to the sideline, Bailey bit, and then Owens bolted inside and raced to the goal line for the score. The Eagles tried to exploit Bailey's injury, targeting Owens deep three times over the next few drives. Owens made a second catch for 46 more yards on one of those targets. Denver countered by taking Bailey out of the game, and Owens was able to only catch one more ball for 17 yards for the rest of the game.