Put away those NBA blogs for a minute because it’s time to talk football and today, it’s all about the receivers who can get overshadowed by their quarterbacks, but someone has to make the catches. Here is a look at the top five receiving performances in the Super Bowl.
Jerry Rice (Super Bowl XXIII)
In the first of three appearances on this list, Rice was on fire in San Francisco’s 20-16 win over Cincinnati, snagging 11 balls for a record 215 yards and one touchdown to win the first of two Super Bowl MVPs.
Jerry Rice (Super Bowl XXIV)
This time, the 49ers were massive betting favorites over Denver and showed no mercy in a 55-10 rout. Rice had seven catches for 148 yards and three scores this time, but the MVP went to quarterback Joe Montana.
Jerry Rice (Super Bowl XXIX)
He also didn’t receive the MVP in a 49-26 win over San Diego, but Rice still had a fantastic day with 10 receptions for 149 yards and three touchdowns for the 49ers.
Deion Branch (Super Bowl XXXIX)
Branch won the MVP for a brilliant performance in New England’s 24-21 win over Philadelphia with 11 receptions for 133 yards, becoming the third offensive player to receive the award without scoring.
Santonio Holmes (Super Bowl XLIII)
Holmes scored the game-winner in Pittsburgh’s 27-23 win over Arizona, and he caught nine passes for 131 yards for the Steelers, thwarting a major upset at betting websites.