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Take a wild guess. Who has the most receiving touchdowns in NFL playoff history?
Of course it’s Jerry Rice, who caught almost double a somewhat surprising (surely for a few) second-place John Stallworth. Stallworth was a member of the four-time Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers teams of the mid- to late-1970s.
Rice had 22 postseason TDs to Stallworth’s 12.
In fact, most of the top 20 below are modern players – all caught at least one postseason touchdown post-1980, 18 post-1990 and 13 post-2000.
Now about Rice’s record. Can it be broken?
I would not put it in the unbreakable category. Take a look at Larry Fitzgerald. In just six playoff games, he’s already got nine TDs. At this rate, and if the frequently-bad Arizona Cardinals could just make the playoffs once or twice in the next few years, Fitzgerald is a shoo-in for second all time.
Catch Rice, though? I don’t think so.
Fitzgerald makes it seem reachable, however. If only he played for a better team. Someone else with an equivalent skillset is bound to one day.
Want more postseason knowledge? How about the most passing touchdowns in playoff history? Tom Brady is set to break Joe Montana‘s record – maybe even this year. And how about the most rushing touchdowns in playoff history? Emmitt Smith is going to be at the top for a while, at least.Follow @VinGetz