Jakobi Meyers' scoreless streak with Pats just hit a historic level


Jakobi Meyers has far exceeded expectations with the New England Patriots. But there's one hole in his NFL résumé he just can't seem to fill.

Meyers appeared to catch a 25-yard touchdown pass from rookie Mac Jones early in the second quarter of the Patriots' Week 6 matchup with the Dallas Cowboys. The score would have been the first receiving TD of Meyers' young NFL career -- but it was negated by a holding penalty on offensive lineman James Ferentz.

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That means Meyers is up to 118 catches (two in the first half Sunday) through two-plus NFL seasons without a single touchdown catch.

In case you're wondering, that's a first since the NFL merger in 1970.

That's a pretty remarkable stat considering Meyers' 2019 quarterback, Tom Brady, threw TD passes to 11 different receivers that season (including linebacker Elandon Roberts).

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Meyers also was New England's de facto No. 1 wide receiver in 2020 with Julian Edelman sidelined, but quarterback Cam Newton threw just eight touchdown passes that season and only four to wide receivers.

Meyers' first receiving touchdown will come one day -- he did find paydirt during a preseason game this summer, and he's also thrown for a regular-season TD -- but 1,390 receiving yards through 34 games still ain't bad for the former undrafted rookie out of N.C. State.