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December 09, 2002
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December 09, 2002

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Rice Patterns

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Catching On

Longtime 49er and current Raider Jerry Rice entered Monday's game against the Jets having been held without a reception only twice in his career, both times in his rookie year of 1985. The first was Sept. 29 against the Saints; the second was Dec. 1, when Rice's 80-yard touchdown reception was nullified by a penalty. Against what team did Rice last fail to make a catch?

a. Falcons
b. Raiders
c. Rams
d. Redskins

Third's a Charm
Few remember that Rice was the first overall pick in the 1985 USFL draft by the Birmingham Stallions. In that year's NFL draft, Rice was taken 16th by San Francisco and was the third receiver selected. Who were the two wideouts drafted before him?

This Week's Matchup

Pair the career receiving record held by Rice with the man who previously held it.

1. Most 100-yard games
2. Most receptions
3. Most touchdowns
4. Most yards

a. Steve Largent
b. James Lofton
c. Don Maynard
d. Art Monk

Call to Order

Put these receivers in order of the most receptions they had in a season as Rice's teammate.

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