Galloway only getting better with age
Stephen F Holder, The St.Petersburg Times, published 4 December 2005

When receiver Joey Galloway is approached with questions regarding his startling statistics, he often reacts by sticking an index finger in each ear to tune out the numbers talk. Well, at this rate, the numbers will soon be impossible to ignore.

Galloway, 34, surpassed his career-best mark for single-season yardage, increasing his total to 1,075 yards after catching five passes for 75 yards and a touchdown against the Saints. Galloway's most prolific season was in 1997 when he posted 1,049 yards for Seattle.

Not bad for a guy in his 11th season. And who knows what the rest of the season will bring? The Bucs have four regular-season games remaining, giving Galloway a chance at Mark Carrier 's franchise single-season record of 1,422 yards.

Galloway continued to show his connection with quarterback Chris Simms as the two hooked up for their fourth touchdown in Simms' six starts. With 4:44 left in the second quarter, Galloway blew by Saints cornerback Fakhir Brown and caught the ball on a slant, shook a tackle and walked into the end zone. "I'm one-on-one with the corner and I think it's my job to win that battle," Galloway said of his 30-yard score. "Simms is playing above anything I think we planned at this point. I don't know what he saw (on the touchdown), but he did tell me he got hit. If he did, he made a tremendous play."

It was Galloway's 14th touchdown in 17 games and eighth of the season, tying the franchise record for a receiver.