On This Date 11/22/1945

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Jim Benton of the Cleveland Rams sets an NFL record by collecting 303 receiving yards on ten catches from quarterback Bob Waterfield. Benton’s big day helps the Rams beat the Detroit Lions 28-21 on Thanksgiving at Briggs Stadium.   The previous record was set two years earlier by Don Hutson of the Green Bay Packers, who accounted for 287 receiving yards against the Brooklyn Dodgers. Benton’s record would stand for 40 years.

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