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NFL: Top 20 Players with the Most Receiving Touchdowns on Monday Night Football

Jerry Rice Even Had A Monday Night Football Touchdown With The Seattle Seahawks

Jerry Rice Even Had A Monday Night Football Touchdown With The Seattle Seahawks

Here’s another record for Jerry Rice, one that won’t have any viers for some time, if ever.

Rice has 34 receiving touchdowns on Monday Night Football, 13 more than Terrell Owens in second and 24 more than the first active player on the list, 34-year old Anquan Boldin.

There is one other active present, and he is on a Monday night tear (thanks in part to his consistently good team that gets scheduled for MNF and also his future Hall of Fame QB, Drew Brees). It’s tight end Jimmy Graham who already has eight MNF touchdowns through six games in just four-and-a-half seasons.

Not bad, but can he catch Rice? Nah.

Speaking of tight ends, the best TE scorer on Monday Night Football was Joe Montana‘s (and Steve Young‘s) Brent Jones. He’s tied with Boldin at 10.

Check out these related Monday Night Football touchdown posts:

Most Rushing Touchdowns on Monday Night Football

Most Passing Touchdowns on Monday Night Football

PLAYER POS. MNF RECEIVING TDS FOR MNF GAMES PLAYED CAREER SPAN
1. Jerry Rice WR 34 San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks 45 1985-2004
2. Terrell Owens WR 21 San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Cincinnati Bengals 24 1996-2010
3. Randy Moss WR 18 Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers 19 1998-2010, 2012
4. Mark Clayton WR 15 Miami Dolphins 20 1983-1993
5. Andre Reed WR 13 Buffalo Bills 24 1985-2000
6. Tony Hill WR 12 Dallas Cowboys 20 1977-1986
7. Anquan Boldin WR 10 Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers 11 2003-Present
7. Cris Carter WR 10 Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings 22 1987-2002
7. Marvin Harrison WR 10 Indianapolis Colts 14 1996-2008
7. Brent Jones TE 10 San Francisco 49ers 24 1987-1997
7. Rod Smith WR 10 Denver Broncos 20 1995-2006
12. Cliff Branch WR 9 Okland Raiders 20 1972-1985
12. Nat Moore WR 9 Miami Dolphins 24 1974-1986
12. John Taylor WR 9 San Francisco 49ers 19 1987-1995
15. Tim Brown WR 8 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders 26 1988-2004
15. Donald Driver WR 8 Green Bay Packers 25 1999-2012
15. Mark Duper WR 8 Miami Dolphins 19 1982-1992
15. Russ Francis TE 8 New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers 17 1975-1988
15. Jimmy Graham TE 8 New Orleans Saints 6 2010-Present
15. Rodney Holman TE 8 Cincinnati Bengals 11 1982-1995
15. Torry Holt WR 8 St. Louis Rams 16 1999-2009
15. Keyshawn Johnson WR 8 New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dallas Cowboys, Carolina Panthers 18 1996-2006
15. Steve Largent WR 8 Seattle Seahawks 15 1976-1989
15. Derrick Mason WR 8 Tennessee Titans, Baltimore Ravens 20 1997-2011
15. Art Monk WR 8 Washington Redskins 25 1980-1995
15. John Stallworth WR 8 Pittsburgh Steelers 17 1974-1987
15. Hines Ward WR 8 Pittsburgh Steelers 19 1998-2011

Photo: realclearsports.com

NFL: Quarterbacks with Six or Seven Touchdowns in a Single Game (Since the Merger)

Peyton Manning And Nick Foles Just Became The First (And Only) Quarterbacks To Throw Seven Touchdowns In A Game In The Modern Era

Peyton Manning And Nick Foles Just Became The First (And Only) Quarterbacks To Throw Seven Touchdowns In A Game In The Modern Era

You can check out the comprehensive list of quarterbacks with the most passing touchdowns in a game, ever, here. But what about just looking since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger, as we finish up our three-part series of the most (by air) point-productive games for QBs (see the other two links below)?

Seven passing touchdowns in one game is the all-time record, pre- and post-merger. Since the beginning, seven quarterbacks have done it. Since the Merger? Two – and both did it last season (2013). It’s Peyton Manning (again) and, of all people, the surprising Nick Foles.

Another 21 have thrown six touchdowns in a game, but there are repeaters: Manning twice and Tom Brady thrice.

Below find all occurrences with links to the box scores.

And the other two parts to this series? Here they are:

NFL Quarterbacks: Most Games with Five or More Passing TDs Since the Merger

Peyton Manning and Most Games with Four or More Passing TDs Since the Merger

QUARTERBACK FOR AGAINST TDS DATE / BOX SCORE
1. Peyton Manning Denver Broncos Baltimore Ravens 7 Sep. 5, 2013 
1. Nick Foles Philadelphia Eagles Oakland Raiders 7 Nov. 3, 2013 
3. Tommy Kramer Minnesota Vikings Green Bay Packers 6 Sep. 28, 1986 
3. Carson Palmer Cincinnati Bengals Cleveland Browns 6 Sep.16, 2007 
3. Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers Houston Texans 6 Oct. 14, 2012 
3. Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts New Orleans Saints 6 Sep. 28, 2003 
3. Joe Namath New York Jets Baltimore Colts 6 Sep. 24, 1972 
3. Jim Kelly Buffalo Bills Pittsburgh Steelers 6  Sep. 8, 1991 
3. Dan Marino Miami Dolphins New York Jets 6 Sep. 21, 1986 
3. Mark Rypien Washington Redskins Atlanta Falcons 6 Nov. 10, 1991 
3. Tom Brady New England Patriots Tennessee Titans 6 Oct. 18, 2009 
3. Bob Griese Miami Dolphins St. Louis Cardinals 6 Nov. 24, 1977 
3. Joe Montana San Francisco 49ers Atlanta Falcons 6 Oct. 14, 1990 
3. Steve Young San Francisco 49ers San Diego Chargers 6 Jan. 29, 1995 
3. Matt Flynn Green Bay Packers Detroit Lions 6 Jan. 1, 2012 
3. Drew Brees New Orleans Saints Detroit Lions 6 Sep. 13, 2009 
3. Dan Fouts San Diego Chargers Oakland Raiders 6 Nov. 22, 1981 
3. Tom Brady New England Patriots Miami Dolphins 6 Oct. 21, 2007 
3. Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts Detroit Lions 6 Nov. 25, 2004 
3. Tom Brady New England Patriots Denver Broncos 6 Jan. 14, 2012 
3. Brett Favre New York Jets Arizona Cardinals 6 Sep. 28, 2008 

Photos: LA Times via sports-kings.com / USATSI via cbssports.com

NFL Quarterbacks: Most Games with Five or More Passing Touchdowns Since the Merger

Drew Brees, Along With Peyton Manning, Has The Most Five-Or-More Passing Touchdown Games In The Modern Era

Drew Brees, Along With Peyton Manning, Has The Most Five-Or-More Passing Touchdown Games In The Modern Era

We’re going up the ladder.  Yesterday, it was quarterbacks with the most 4-or-more passing touchdown games since the merger in 1970. Peyton Manning holds that record by eight over Drew Brees.

Today, it’s quarterbacks with the most 5-or-more passing touchdown games since the first modern football season when the AFL and NFL united into the NFL (becoming the AFC and NFC Conferences). And it’s Manning again – this time tied with Brees at the top. They have eight apiece.

What about six touchdowns? How about seven touchdowns? One more post in this series, tomorrow.

UPDATED LIST: Through Week 8 of 2014. Tom Brady threw for five TDs today, breaking his tie for fourth below with Brett Favre and Warren Moon.

QUARTERBACK GAMES WITH 5 OR MORE PASSING TDS FOR
1. Peyton Manning 8 Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos
1. Drew Brees 8 San Diego Chargers, New Orleans Saints
3. Dan Marino 6 Miami Dolphins
4. Tom Brady 5 New England Patriots
5. Brett Favre 4 Green Bay Packers, New York Jets
5. Warren Moon 4 Houston Oilers, Seattle Seahawks
7. Daunte Culpepper 3 Minnesota Vikings
7. Dan Fouts 3 San Diego Chargers
7. Jim Kelly 3 Buffalo Bills
7. Dave Krieg 3 Seattle Seahawks
7. Joe Montana 3 San Francisco 49ers
7. Matthew Stafford 3 Detroit Lions
13. Lynn Dickey 2 Green Bay Packers
13. Boomer Esiason 2 Cincinnati Bengals
13. Joe Ferguson 2 Buffalo Bills
13. Vince Ferragamo 2 Los Angeles Rams
13. Matt Hasselbeck 2 Seattle Seahawks
13. Tommy Kramer 2 Minnesota Vikings
13. Donovan McNabb 2 Philadelphia Eagles
13. Carson Palmer 2 Cincinnati Bengals
13. Aaron Rodgers 2 Green Bay Packers
13. Ben Roethlisberger 2 Pittsburgh Steelers
13. Tony Romo 2 Dallas Cowboys
13. Kurt Warner 2 St. Louis Rams, Arizona Cardinals

Thanks again to pro-football-reference.com!

Photo: Wesley Hitt, Getty Images via kowb1290.com

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