Charlie Joiner’s Greatest Games


Charlie Joiner played wide receiver in the National Football League for 18 seasons, including stints with the Houston Oilers, Cincinnati Bengals, and San Diego Chargers. He was inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame in 1996. He finished his career with 750 receptions for 12,146 yards. He played in some big games in the NFL, but what were his greatest games?

-The most receiving yards Charlie Joiner ever accumulated in one game is 200. He did this in 1975 while playing with the Bengals. It happened in a 35-23 loss to the Browns. He averaged more than 28 yards per catch that day because he picked up all 200 yards on only 7 catches, including a 51 yarder.

-The most touchdown receptions that Charlie Joiner ever had in one game is two, and he did it twice. The first time took place in 1970 when as a member of the Houston Oilers he contributed two touchdown receptions in the team’s 30-20 losing effort against the Bengals. His second two touchdown performance came in 1981 in a 34-27 loss to the Oakland Raiders.

Charlie Joiner put up some incredible career receiving numbers during his career, and played in some great games. Unfortunately for him, this very successful player had the best games of his career in games where his team suffered a loss.

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