FLORHAM PARK. N.J. -- Brandon Marshall visited the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton not too long ago to see his game jersey on display from his remarkable 21-catch performance against the Colts on Dec. 13, 2009.
Only it wasn't there.
"It was in the basement," said the Jets receiver, who was with the Broncos at the time. "They had T.O.'s [Terrell Owens] 18 catches [jersey] up and they took mine down. They told me they said it was coming off a road show."
Marshall smiled and said, "So I would like to have my jersey back."
It was a remarkable game for Marshall, who set an NFL record with 21 catches for 200 yards and two touchdowns in a 28-16 loss to the Colts. He'll be back at Lucas Oil Stadium on Monday night when the Jets visit Indianapolis.
"I was so locked in and focused," Marshall said. "I've never been that focused before. I didn't even see or feel anything. I actually went up to a reporter before the game and said, 'This is going to be the biggest game I've ever played.' "
It was. The record still stands.
When Marshall had 18 catches, fellow wide receiver Kenny McKinley came over to him on the sideline. "He said, 'What are you doing?' I said, 'Nothing, man.' He said, 'Hey, bro, what's going on? You have 18 catches now.' I slapped him and I said, 'Man, you should have told me that a long time ago.' That was the first time I knew I had a lot of catches."