Witten finished the day with 167 total receiving yards to go along with those 18 receptions, although none of them went for a touchdown. Witten consistently found the open space in the middle of the Giants defense to keep drives moving.
Witten also became the fourth player regardless of position to record 18 or more receptions in an NFL game. He joins Terrell Owens, who had 20 receptions in 2000, Tom Fears with 18 receptions in 1950, and Brandon Marshall who has accomplished the feat twice. Marshall had 18 receptions in 2008 before setting the single game record for receptions with 21 in 2009.