The Washington Times - November 7, 2011, 12:04PM

The Redskins offense was pretty anemic in Sunday’s 19-11 loss to the 49ers, but at least Roy Helu made a little noise.

In his first NFL start, Helu set a franchise record by catching 14 passes, one more than the previous mark shared by Art Monk (who did it twice) and Kelvin Bryant. How often do you see a team record broken by a guy starting for the first time in the league? Darn rare, I’d say.

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Helu also had 105 yards receiving – just the fourth 100-yard receiving day by a Redskins back in the last 25 years … and the 14th since 1960. The details:

● 2011 – Roy Helu* vs. 49ers (L, 19-11): 14 catches, 105 yards.

● 1998 – Stephen Davis vs. Raiders (W, 29-19): 7 catches, 110 yards, 1 TD.

1986 – Kelvin Bryant vs. Giants (L, 24-14): 13 catches, 130 yards, 1 TD.

● 1981 – Terry Metcalf vs. Eagles (L, 36-13): 8 catches, 123 yards.

● 1981 – Joe Washington vs. Cowboys (L, 26-10): 10 catches, 124 yards, 1 TD.

● 1980 – Clarence Harmon vs. Chargers (W, 40-17): 12 catches, 118 yards.

1973 – Larry Brown vs. Eagles (W, 38-20): 3 catches, 105 yards, 3 TD.

● 1972 – Larry Brown vs. Cowboys (W, 24-20): 7 catches 100 yards, 1 TD.

● 1969 – Charlie Harraway vs. Falcons (W, 27-20): 6 catches, 110 yards, 1 TD.

1968 – Gerry Allen vs. Bears (W, 38-28): 4 catches, 121 yards, 1 TD.

● 1967 – A.D. Whitfield vs. Browns (L, 42-37): 8 catches, 102 yards.

● 1962 – Dick James vs. Steelers (L, 27-24): 5 catches, 140 yards, 2 TD.

● 1962 – Leroy Jackson* vs. Colts (L, 34-21): 3 catches, 122 yards, 1 TD.

● 1962 – Dick James vs. Giants (L, 42-24): 5 catches, 117 yards, 2 TD.

*rookie

Notes: Allen’s touchdown was a 99-yarder, tying the NFL mark for longest TD reception. Sonny Jurgensen threw the pass… . In the ’73 game against the Eagles, Brown also rushed for 150 yards and a touchdown. That gave him 255 yards from scrimmage and four scores – easily one of the greatest performances by a running back in club history. His three TD grabs, by the way, measured 14, 27 and 64 yards… . Washington’s big receiving day came in Joe Gibbs’ first game as Redskins coach. Three weeks later, in Gibbs’ fourth game, Metcalf topped 100.