Plaxico Burress: A List of His Top 10 Games by Receiving Yards

Eron NoreContributor IIIJune 6, 2011

Plaxico Burress: A List of His Top 10 Games by Receiving Yards

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    Plaxico Burress is set to be released from prison.
    Plaxico Burress is set to be released from prison.Chris Gardner/Getty Images

    On June 6, 2011, Plaxico Burress is set to be released from prison. He has served just shy of two years due to the possession and discharge of an unregistered handgun in a Manhattan night club.

    As much of the NFL world revolves around the lockout, Burress' release will briefly allow football fans to discuss the future of a former Super Bowl hero. Plaxico won Super Bowl XLII for the New York Giants after hauling in a 13-yard toss from QB Eli Manning.

    Many believe that Burress will attempt a return to football after the lockout is lifted. The early favorite according to many experts and former teammate Brandon Jacobs is the Philadelphia Eagles.

    In honor of Plax's return to civilian life, let's take a look at his top 10 games by receiving yards.

Plaxico Burress: No. 1 Game by Receiving Yards

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    PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 10:  Plaxico Burress #80 of the Pittsburgh Steelers is stopped at the one yard line on the last play of the game by Brian Finneran #86 and Ray Buchanan #34 of the Atlanta Falcons during the NFL game at Heinz Field on November 10,
    Rick Stewart/Getty Images

    Date: November 10, 2002

    Opponent: Atlanta Falcons

    Score: T, 34-34

    Recs: 9

    Yards: 253

    Avg: 28.1

    Long: 62

    TD: 2

Plaxico Burress: No. 2 Game by Receiving Yards

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 02: Plaxico Burress #17 of the New York Giants reaches for the pass during the game against the St. Louis Rams on October 2, 2005 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Giants won 44-24. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Get
    Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

    Date: October 2, 2005

    Opponent: St. Louis Rams

    Score: W, 44-24

    Recs: 10

    Yards: 204

    Avg: 20.4

    Long: 46

    TD: 2

Plaxico Burress: No. 3 Game by Receiving Yards

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    11 Nov 2001:  Wide Receiver Plaxico Burress #80 of the Pittsburgh Steelers standing on the sidelines during the game against the Cleveland Browns at the Browns Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. The Steelers defeated the Browns 15-12.Mandatory Credit: Tom Pidgeo
    Tom Pidgeon/Getty Images

    Date: December 16, 2001

    Opponent: Baltimore Ravens

    Score: W, 26-21

    Recs: 8

    Yards: 164

    Avg: 20.5

    Long: 38

    TD: 1

Plaxico Burress: No. 4 Game by Receiving Yards

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    25 Aug 2001:  Plaxico Burress #80 of the Pittsburgh Steelers standing with a towel on his head during the Pre-Season game against the Detroit Lions at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.Mandatory Credit: Scott Halleran  /Allsport
    Scott Halleran/Getty Images

    Date: October 29, 2001

    Opponent: Tennessee Titans

    Score: W, 34-7

    Recs: 6

    Yards: 151

    Avg: 25.2

    Long: 43

    TD: 0

Plaxico Burress: No. 5 Game by Receiving Yards

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    GREEN BAY, WI - JANUARY 20:  Wide receiver Plaxico Burress #17 of the New York Giants catches a 32 yard reception over Al Harris #31 of the Green Bay Packers during the second quarter of the NFC championship game on January 20, 2008 at Lambeau Field in Gr
    Jamie Squire/Getty Images

    Date: January 20, 2008

    Opponent: Green Bay Packers

    Score: W, 23-20

    Recs: 11

    Yards: 151

    Avg: 13.7

    Long: 32

    TD: 0

Plaxico Burress: No. 6 Game by Receiving Yards

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    CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 13:  Pittsburgh Steelers reciever Plaxico Burress #80 (left) celebrates a touchdown by running back Jerome Bettis #36 (right) in the first half of the NFL game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Oh
    Tom Pidgeon/Getty Images

    Date: October 13, 2002

    Opponent: Cincinnati Bengals

    Score: W, 34-7

    Recs: 8

    Yards: 149

    Avg: 18.6

    Long: 36

    TD: 0

Plaxico Burress: No. 7 Game by Receiving Yards

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    IRVING, TX - SEPTEMBER 9:  Plaxico Burress #17 and Jeremy Shockey #80 of the New York Giants celebrate against the Dallas Cowboys during the NFL game on September 9, 2007 at Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas.  (Photo by Layne Murdoch/Getty Images).
    Layne Murdoch/Getty Images

    Date: September 9, 2007

    Opponent: Dallas Cowboys

    Score: L, 35-45

    Recs: 8

    Yards: 144

    Avg: 18.0

    Long: 60

    TD: 3

Plaxico Burress: No. 8 Game by Receiving Yards

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    PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 10:  Plaxico Burress #80 of the Pittsburgh Steelers makes a catch against the Cleveland Browns during the first quarter on October 10, 2004 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Pittsburgh defeated Cleveland 34-23.  (Photo
    David Maxwell/Getty Images

    Date: October 10, 2004

    Opponent: Cleveland Browns

    Score: W, 34-23

    Recs: 6

    Yards: 136

    Avg: 22.7

    Long: 48

    TD: 1

Plaxico Burress: No. 9 Game by Receiving Yards

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    PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 9:  Plaxico Burress #17 of the New York Giants shakes off Sheldon Brown #24 of the Philadelphia Eagles as he runs in for a touchdown at the Lincoln Financial Field December 9, 2007 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jeff Zel
    Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images

    Date: December 9, 2007

    Opponent: Philadelphia Eagles

    Score: W, 16-13

    Recs: 6

    Yards: 136

    Avg: 19.4

    Long: 41

    TD: 1

Plaxico Burress: No. 10 Game by Receiving Yards

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 04:  Plaxico Burress #17 of the New York Giants tries to break the tackle of LaRon Landry #30 of the Washington Redskins at Giants Stadium on September 4, 2008 in East Rutherford, New Jersey  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images
    Al Bello/Getty Images

    Date: September 4, 2008

    Opponent: Washington Redskins

    Score: W, 16-7

    Recs: 10

    Yards: 133

    Avg: 13.3

    Long: 30

    TD: 0