NFL RUSH

Feb 02 2014

Super Receivers!

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When the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks meet on the field at Super Bowl XLVIII, they will feature completely different types of WRs.  

 

The Broncos heralded squad are the gold standard in terms of size, speed and productivity. The Seahawks, meanwhile, feature a lesser known yet surprisingly productive receiving corps. 

 

Denver's receiving roster reads like a fantasy football line-up.  Demaryius Thomas (1,430, 14TDs), Eric Decker (1,288 yards, 11TDs) and Wes Welker(778 yards, 10TDs) present a formidable challenge, even for the top rated Seahawks defense.  The Broncos big three receiver combined to catch 252 passes this year.  That’s 116 more then Seattle’s top three WRs.

 

What Seattle's receivers lack in numbers, they more than make up in heart and determination. Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse were undrafted free agents, and Golden Tate was a second round draft pick.   Don't let their lack of star power fool you, though.  When you analyze the numbers, the Seahawks were more efficient than Denver on a target basis and on creating plays of 20 or more yards.  If you fall asleep on Seattle receivers, you will get burned.

 

Super Bowl Facts – Wide Receivers

 

Jerry Rice holds the Super Bowl single-game record for most receiving yards with 215.

 

Four players hold the Super Bowl single-game record for most receptions.

(Deion Branch, Jerry Rice, Dan Ross and Wes Welker).

 

There have been seven WRs to win the MVP trophy in a Super Bowl.  They are Lynn Swann, Fred Biletnikoff, Jerry Rice, Desmond Howard, Deion Branch, Hines Ward and Santonio Holmes.

 

The longest reception in Super Bowl history is 85 yards by Carolina Panthers WR  Muhsin Muhammad, on a pass from Jake Delhomme during Super Bowl XXXVIII.

  

Watch Super Bowl XLVIII at 6:30pm ET on Sunday, February 2nd on Fox.

 

Which teams receivers will make the bigger impact in Super Bowl XLVIII?

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  • Philadelphia Eagles

    March 14, 2014

    sherrd · draftee

    go Seahawks

  • Seattle Seahawks

    March 5, 2014

    aka247rg3 · rookie

    seattle seahahwks

  • Denver Broncos

    February 19, 2014

    nflguy25 · draftee

    its 43 to 8

  • Denver Broncos

    February 12, 2014

    nflguy25 · draftee

    i hope broncos win the super bowl next year

  • Chicago Bears

    February 8, 2014

    brandon15marshal · draftee

    I WONDER WHO WON THE SUPER BOWL

  • Denver Broncos

    February 7, 2014

    jmoneyswagger81 · draftee

    no peyton please

  • Denver Broncos

    February 6, 2014

    nflguy25 · draftee

    boo seahakws

  • Denver Broncos

    February 6, 2014

    nflguy25 · draftee

    why peyton

  • Denver Broncos

    February 6, 2014

    nflguy25 · draftee

    the super bowl is over

  • Atlanta Falcons

    February 2, 2014

    aidanwilliams · 2nd string

    percy harvin baby!!!!!! he's back!!!!!!

  • Seattle Seahawks

    February 2, 2014

    jwinston5 · draftee

    SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

  • New England Patriots

    February 1, 2014

    brady390 · rookie

    uh broncos. wilson is more of a scrambler so that's why his receivers dont get big numbers

  • Denver Broncos

    February 1, 2014

    dogboy20145 · draftee

    43 to 28

  • Denver Broncos

    February 1, 2014

    dogboy20145 · draftee

    DENVER

  • Denver Broncos

    January 31, 2014

    timjohn · 2nd string

    texan789 your team is going down

  • Seattle Seahawks

    January 31, 2014

    texan789 · draftee

    Lets go seahawks beat those ponys

  • Carolina Panthers

    January 30, 2014

    minnemouse · starter

    LET GO SEAHAWKS YOU ARE #1

  • Dallas Cowboys

    January 30, 2014

    powboys · practice squad

    Broncos passing game is clealy better

  • Kansas City Chiefs

    January 30, 2014

    jakecoolguy11 · draftee

    lol weddlefan that doesnt make any sence

  • Seattle Seahawks

    January 30, 2014

    rw3gohawks · draftee

    What about Percy Harvin? He's our best! Well There always Golden Tate

  • Seattle Seahawks

    January 30, 2014

    yellowfox30 · draftee

    The Seattle defense will take all passing yards away

  • New York Giants

    January 29, 2014

    ninjavarun · rookie

    seattle is gonna lose

  • San Diego Chargers

    January 29, 2014

    weddlefan · draftee

    Seattle Seahawks rock

  • Denver Broncos

    January 29, 2014

    dkmessi10 · draftee

    broncos wil deffinetly win

  • San Diego Chargers

    January 29, 2014

    weddlefan · draftee

    Denver ponies

  • New England Patriots

    January 29, 2014

    patsnation123 · 2nd string

    WHAT ABOUT PERCY HARVIN AND JULIUS THOMAS EVEN THOUGH THOMAS IS A TE HES STILL A GOOD RECIVER

  • Baltimore Ravens

    January 29, 2014

    akaal · veteran

    First Comment: Demariyus Thomas will rock it!!!!

  • New England Patriots

    January 29, 2014

    cc60174 · draftee

    what about percy harvin?

  • New England Patriots

    January 29, 2014

    swaggyllama25 · rookie

    seattke