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SteelTorch
08-18-2010, 12:55 PM
We hear a lot about big-game quarterbacks, but what about big-game receivers? Read and enjoy!


Wicker also finds that Hines Ward is one of the great big-game receivers of our time a fact that goes a long way toward explaining why hes so beloved in Pittsburgh, despite relatively humble regular-season numbers compared to some of the other great modern receivers.

But big-game wideouts are a tradition in Steel Town. Remember Lynn Swann? His regular-season numbers are not good at all. In fact, he caught more than 50 passes just once in his nine-year career and never topped 880 receiving yards. But hes in the Hall of Fame because nobody shined brighter in the biggest game of the year.

Swann's teammate John Stallworth is another Hall of Fame who typically put up humble numbers in the regular season (three 1,000-yard campaigns in 14 years) but who sparkled in the playoffs.

Perhaps it's in the Pittsburgh postseason DNA: just six wide receivers have earned Super Bowl MVP honors. Three of them were Steelers: Swann (X), Ward (XL) and Santonio Holmes (XLIII).
Link to article:
http://www.coldhardfootballfacts.com/Articles/11_3252_Troll_Report%3A_big-game_wideouts.html

Top of the list: Larry Fitzgerald
Bottom of the list: Marvin Harrison (Ha!)
Other bottom feeders: TO and Randy Moss (big surprise) :lol:

The list shows 25 current players and is attached as an excel file. I wanted to see how Ochostinko ranked, but he wasn't on it!

Just more proof that we shine when it matters. But you already knew that! :tt2

Slapstick
08-18-2010, 06:14 PM
Considering that Hines has accumulated these stats during 14 post season games (more than Smith and Fitzgerald combined) it is even more impressive in my opinion...