ST. LOUIS (Jan. 2, 2005) -- Torry Holt of the St. Louis Rams became the first player in NFL history with five consecutive 1,300-yard seasons when he caught a 44-yard touchdown pass near the end of the first half against the New York Jets.

Holt entered the game needing exactly 44 yards to reach the milestone, and the reception from Marc Bulger was his first of the game. It also gave the Rams a 14-10 lead at the break.

Two days before the game, Holt joked that he needed "just one deep ball" to get to 1,300 yards.

Holt, who is in his sixth season, entered the game tied for second in the NFC with 87 catches and third with 1,256 yards.

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