MNF moments, No. 19: Jerry Rice goes wild
August, 20, 2014
By John McTigue, ESPN Stats & Info | ESPN.com
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No. 19: 49ers 37, Vikings 30 | Dec. 18, 1995
There isn't much debate about who is the greatest NFL receiver of all time.
Jerry Rice not only holds most receiving records -- he holds them by wide margins. He has 6,961 more receiving yards on the career list than the next player (Terrell Owens). To put that into perspective, that's basically the same gap between Owens and the 57th player on the list.
Rice's biggest contribution to that record came on "Monday Night Football" between the San Francisco 49ers and Minnesota Vikings in 1995.
The 33-year-old Rice caught 14 passes for 289 yards and three touchdowns, the second-most receptions and the most receiving yards he would accrue in a single game in his career. Although Rice fell 47 yards shy of Flipper Anderson's single-game record, his mark still stands as the most yards in a game in "Monday Night Football" history and the most yards by a receiver 33 years or older.
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