Posts Tagged ‘Jerry Rice’

Data Points: Faulk’s place among all-purpose elite

When it came to amassing yards via both the ground and through the air, few have done it as well as running back Marshall Faulk, who will be enshrined next week in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Data Points: Birthday boy Branch among elite

Happy 32nd birthday, Deion Branch. In tribute to the coast-to-coast wideout (Patriots/Seahawks/Patriots), here’s a look at the exclusive club to which he belongs, one that has gotten a bit larger in recent years. Yes, the NFL is a quarterback-driven league. But you also need someone to catch the football. The last eight Super Bowl MVPs have come from the offensive side of the ball. While five have been quarterbacks, there have also been three wide receivers to earn the game’s top honor over that span. Compare that to the first 37 Super Bowls, when a wideout was named MVP only three times. What’s interesting about all six of these receivers’ Super Bowl performances was that, when it was all said […]

Data Points: 1,000-yard seasons after turning 34

Does Plaxico Burress have anything left in the tank? The former Steelers and Giants wide receiver turns 34 in August, and many are wondering if he is too old to make a successful return after being out of the game since 2008.

First and 10: Burress pays a visit

When the NFL lockout ends, Super Bowl XLII hero Plaxico Burress can begin his search for a new team in earnest. In the meantime, he’ll make an appearance Thursday at the NFL Network and offices to talk about his new ventures with the National Urban League and the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

ASU’s Taylor trying to follow in uncle’s footsteps

Arizona State’s Kerry Taylor should know a thing or two about what it takes to be a successful receiver in the NFL.

Numbers game; Rams’ Long lands old No. 91

Rams DE Chris Long had his No. 91 jersey retired at both his Charlottesville, Va. high school and also during his senior season at the University of Virginia –the only player to have one retired at UVA while still active — so when the team’s previous holder of 91, Leonard Little, called it a career in December, Long asked his permission to trade in his 72 for the old familiar and Little obliged

Getting to know … USC TE Cameron

NFL hopeful Jordan Cameron took some time to talk to during a recent video shoot with Clippers standout Blake Griffin.

The Amazing Tebow’s drive carries the green

Is there anything that Tim Tebow cannot do? National champion. Heisman Trophy winner. Mohle. Put him up against the IBM super computer on “Jeopardy!” and I am taking the lefty.

Turns out we can add golfing to the list of things that he excels at.

Ward to ‘Dancing with the Stars?’ Who else?

Producers for “Dancing with the Stars” are reportedly after Steelers WR Hines Ward according to Bob Pompeani of KDKA TV in Pittsburgh, (via Sports Nation).

Who do you got: Bears or Packers?

The Bears and Packers have the most longest, and perhaps the most storied rivalry in the NFL. The two teams have played 181 times in the past, and will be fighting it out for a chance to play for the NFL’s ultimate honor for the first time since 1941.

Pick Six: Best bald players of all-time

Patriots QB Tom Brady is bald. That’s right, bald. Or so the reports in the National Enquirer suggests (via the Detroit Free Press). Brady reportedly is a patient of the Leonard Hair Transplant Association in Cranston, R.I. Meaning Brady’s gorgeous locks are nothing more than a façade. A mere cover-up to one of the biggest sporting scandals since the 1919 Black Sox.

Week 12 notable nuggets

With an assist from the NFL Network research desk and the crew at @NFLfootballinfo, here’s a look at the most notable numbers and performances from Sunday’s games in Week 12.

Noteworthy nuggets from Week 8

A look back at some of the most interesting numbers and statistics to come out of Week 8, with an assist from the crew on the NFL Network research desk.

Noteworthy nuggets from Week 6

A look at Week 6 through some of the most notable numbers of the week, with an assist from George Li of the NFL Network research desk.

Sunday is Tony Gonzalez Day in Atlanta

Tony Gonzalez recorded his 1,000th career catch last Sunday against the vaunted Steelers defense. The folks in Pittsburgh weren’t so happy to have Gonzalez attain this crowning achievement on their soil, giving him only a smattering of applause and even a few boos. To rectify this lack of fanfare for the occasion, the Falcons are marking Sunday’s home game against the Cardinals “Tony Gonzalez Day.”

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