Pittsburgh Steelers veteran receiver Hines Ward needs just 5 catches on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns to reach 1,000 regular season receptions for his career.
With Ward on the cusp of such a great feat, I thought I would post the career receptions of Ward by opponent. You can see in the table below that Ward has done well against the teams from Ohio as he has played against them twice a year since coming into the league. 252 of his career receptions, 25% of all of his regular season catches, have come against the Browns and the Cincinnati Bengals. In addition to his receptions, 25 of his 85 career regular season touchdown receptions have also come against the Browns and Bengals.
Ward has at least 6 receptions or more against every team in the NFL and at least 51 receiving yards. He has scored a receiving touchdown against all but 6 teams in addition. Pretty amazing stats no matter how you slice them up and hopefully Ward can get his 5 catches on Sunday and the Steelers get the win right down the road from Canton, Ohio.
Hines Ward Career Regular Season Receptions By Opponent