CATCHING ON: d. On Dec. 1, 1985, the 49ers beat the Redskins 35-8 at RFK Stadium, and Rice went catchless. The following week he had 10 receptions for 241 yards against the Los Angeles Rams to begin his 252-game streak.
THIRD'S A CHARM: The Jets took Wisconsin's Al Toon with the 10th pick; the Bengals chose Eddie Brown of Miami at No. 13. The two, both of whom retired in the early 1990s, combined for 880 catches, 12,739 yards and 72 touchdowns—all stats that Rice (1,437 catches, 21,342 yards, 191 TDs) has surpassed.
THIS WEEK'S MATCHUP: 1. c; 2. d; 3. a; 4. b
CALL TO ORDER: Owens (97 catches in 2000); Brown (91 in '01); Taylor (64 in '91); Clark (61 in '86)