Sanders Hits Record Career Receiving Yards Mark Against Patriots

DENVER (CBS4) – Emmanuel Sanders is now the 21st active player to reach 6,000 career yards.

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Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders #10 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after scoring a second quarter six yard touchdown on a pass play against the Dallas Cowboys at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 17, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Sanders needed 103 yards to cross that benchmark.

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Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders #10 of the Denver Broncos runs for yards after a catch in the first quarter of a game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on November 12, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

He received 105 yards total by the 2nd quarter Sunday night against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

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Emmanuel Sanders #10 and wide receiver Demaryius Thomas #88 of the Denver Broncos celebrate after a first quarter touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 17, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Earlier this season, Coach Vance Joseph said if teams continue to focus on his star receivers, “we’re going to (continue to) pound the football.”

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