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NFL: Top 20 Players with the Most Postseason Receiving Touchdowns

Jerry Rice With One Of His All-Time Leading 22 Postseason Receiving Touchdowns, This One Against The Denver Broncos In Super Bowl XXIV

Jerry Rice With One Of His All-Time Leading 22 Postseason Receiving Touchdowns – Against The Denver Broncos In Super Bowl XXIV

Yesterday, Sports List of the Day ran down the top 20 players with the most postseason receiving yards, so it only makes sense – in the midst of the 2014 NFL playoffs – to kick it up a notch.

The next logical uptick? How about most postseason receiving touchdowns?

Again, of course, it’s Jerry Rice (22) perched on the top rung – and again he’s nearly doubled his nearest competitor, second-best John Stallworth (12).

Actives (and still active this postseason), Reggie Wayne and Steve Smith, make another appearance here, and again Wayne is one play away from third all time, joining three familiar receivers (all played in the 2000’s) with 10 playoff TDs.

There’s one tight end…where is he?…17th. It’s another active – the San Francisco 49ers‘  Vernon Davis.

PLAYER TD* G POS. WITH CAREER SPAN
1. Jerry Rice 22 29 WR San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders 1985-2004
2. John Stallworth 12 17 WR Pittsburgh Steelers 1974-1987
3. Antonio Freeman 10 16 WR Green Bay Packers, Philadelphia Eagles 1995-2003
3. Randy Moss 10 15 WR Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots 1998-2010, 2012
3. Hines Ward 10 18 WR Pittsburgh Steelers 1998-2011
6. Larry Fitzgerald 9 7 WR Arizona Cardinals 2004-Present
6. Andre Reed 9 21 WR Buffalo Bills 1985-2000
6. Lynn Swann 9 16 WR Pittsburgh Steelers 1974-1982
6. Reggie Wayne 9 19 WR Indianapolis Colts 2001-Present
10. Anquan Boldin 8 14 WR Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers 2003-Present
10. Cris Carter 8 14 WR Minnesota Vikings 1987-2002
10. Ernest Givins 8 10 WR Houston Oilers 1986-1995
10. Michael Irvin 8 16 WR Dallas Cowboys 1988-1999
10. James Lofton 8 13 WR Green Bay Packers, Buffalo Bills 1978-1993
10. Drew Pearson 8 22 WR Dallas Cowboys 1973-1983
10. Steve Smith 8 10 WR Carolina Panthers 2001-Present
17. Dave Casper 7 9 WR Oakland Raiders 1974-1984
17. Vernon Davis 7 8 TE San Francisco 49ers 2006-Present
17. David Givens 7 8 WR New England Patriots 2002-2006
17. Art Monk 7 15 WR Washington Redskins 1980-1995
17. Jimmy Smith 7 9 WR Jacksonville Jaguars 1992-2005
17. Brandon Stokley 7 15 WR Baltimore Ravens, Indianapolis Colts, Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos 1999-2013
17. Amani Toomer 7 11 WR New York Giants 1996-2008

* 1970-present (post-merger, modern AFC-NFC NFL). Includes playoff games and Super Bowl.

Please check out my source, pro-football-reference.com, where I ran this query, and where you can see every post-merger player who scored on the fly.

Photo: Bill Haber, AP via beaumontenterprise.com

NFL: Rookies with the Most Receiving Touchdowns (All Time)

Randy Moss Had 17 Receiving Touchdowns His Rookie Season

Randy Moss Had 17 Receiving Touchdowns His Rookie Season

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2014 has been quite the season for the New York GiantsOdell Beckham, Jr. and the Tampa Bay BuccaneersMike Evans. Both wide receivers are making their marks in the rookie record books.

Yesterday, we saw how they rank amongst all-time rookies in receiving yards. In the final week, Beckham should crack the top five and Evans will become the 18th rookie receiver with 1,000 yards.

How are they faring with receiving touchdowns? Both have 11, just two away from second most by a rookie.

They’ll never catch Randy Moss, though. He’s at the top with 17.

PLAYER RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS POS. SEASON TEAM
1. Randy Moss 17 WR 1998 Minnesota Vikings
2. Billy Howton 13 WR 1952 Green Bay Packers
2. John Jefferson 13 WR 1978 San Diego Chargers
4. Mike Ditka 12 TE 1961 Chicago Bears
4. Bob Hayes 12 WR 1965 Dallas Cowboys
4. Harlon Hill 12 WR 1954 Chicago Bears
7. Odell Beckham 11 WR 2014 New York Giants
7. Mike Evans 11 WR 2014 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
7. Mike Williams 11 WR 2010 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
10. Rob Gronkowski 10 TE 2010 New England Patriots
10. Bucky Pope 10 WR 1964 Los Angeles Rams
10. Bill Swiacki 10 WR 1948 New York Giants
10. Daryl Turner 10 WR 1984 Seattle Seahawks
10. Sammy White 10 WR 1976 Minnesota Vikings

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Running Backs with the Most Rushing Touchdowns in a Game

Old-Time Great And Hall Of Famer, Ernie Nevers

Old-Time Great And Hall Of Famer, Ernie Nevers

Put the NFL (and fantasy football) on notice? In just his fourth pro game ever, New England Patriots‘ running back Jonas Gray ran for 199 yards and scored four touchdowns today against the Indianapolis Colts.

More than 50 RBs in the history of the game have rushed for four TDs in a single game, now including Gray.

Only seven have done better, and that’s including one player from the very first NFL season (1922) in a contest involving two teams that no longer exist, another from 1929 on the “Chicago” Cardinals and one AFL player.

Clearly, punching it in the end zone on foot more than four times in a game is just not something you see that often. We’ve been a bit lucky, though, as it’s also happened three times in the past two decades.

At the top of today’s list is the only running back to run it in a ridiculous six times. It’s Ernie Nevers on that Chicago team not named the Bears.

Everyone else here is at five, including The Man, Jim Brown.

  RUNNING BACK TDS IN GAME FOR AGAINST DATE
1. Ernie Nevers 6 Chicago Cardinals Chicago Bears Nov. 28, 1929
2. Jimmy Conzelman 5 Rock Island Independents Evansville Crimson Giants Oct. 15, 1922
2. Jim Brown 5 Cleveland Browns Baltimore Colts Nov. 1, 1959
2. Cookie Gilchrist* 5 Buffalo Bills New York Jets Dec. 8, 1963
2. Ricky Watters 5 San Francisco 49ers New York Giants Jan. 15, 1994
2. James Stewart 5 Jacksonville Jaguars Philadelphia Eagles Oct. 12, 1997
2. Clinton Portis 5 Denver Broncos Kansas City Chiefs Dec. 7, 2003

* AFL

Photo: icollector.com

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