Panthers-Cards: A showdown of WRs

January, 8, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

If there's one position that stands out in Saturday's matchup between Carolina and Arizona, it's wide receiver.

Arizona's trio of Anquan Boldin, Steve Breaston and Larry Fitzgerald and Carolina's Steve Smith and Muhsin Muhammad are among the best combinations in the league -- and it doesn't matter if you're talking trios or duos.

Fitzgerald, Breaston and Boldin (whose status is uncertain because of injury) have been targeted a total of 385 times this season. That's the most of any receiver trio in the playoffs:

Arizona's receivers
ReceiverThrown ToRecComp pctPct of team's att
Fitzgerald1529663.224.1
Boldin1248971.819.7
Breaston1097770.617.3

Smith and Muhammad have combined to be the targets on 56 percent of Carolina's pass attempts. That's the most for any two teammates in the playoffs:

Carolina's receivers
ReceiverThrown ToRecComp pctPct of team's att
Smith1257862.430.2
Muhammad1066561.325.6

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ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter

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