Vikings WR Sidney Rice, coming off a breakout regular season that saw him finish 2nd in the NFC and 4th in the NFL with 1,312 receiving yards, tied an NFL postseason record and set a new Vikings postseason record for receiving TDs in a game by hauling in 3 of them against the Cowboys on Sunday.
Rice, who had 6 grabs for 141 yards on the day, had TD receptions of 47, 16 and 45 yards – plays that dazzled the home crowd and crushed the Cowboys will.
Speaking with reporters following the game, here’s what Rice had to say about each of his 3 TDs.
“The first one was supposed to be a post route, but I had cover two, so outside release and the corner just let me go right behind him. Brett (Favre) just put the ball right there. It was in the perfect spot. The safety wasn’t even looking at the ball. It dropped right into my arms. On the second one, I wasn’t even designed to go out. The play wasn’t designed for me to go out for the pass, but I had to cut the defensive end, (DeMarcus) Ware. I got him down on the ground, and I popped back up and I just started easing back towards the end zone. Brett (Favre) was scrambling and dropped it right off and I back peddled a couple of steps, turned, and got into the end zone. And, the last one, I believe it was cover zero. I gave the defender something off the line, and I was able to get behind him, and once again, Brett (Favre) put the ball right there where it needed to be.”
You can watch highlights of Rice’s TDs by clicking here.
Tags: Sidney Rice
Posted in All, Mike Wobschall | 20 Comments »