Come for the king, you best not miss — though Eagles fans gave it their best try during Sunday’s NFC Championship game against the 49ers.
San Francisco legend and multiple NFL receiving record-holder Jerry Rice was in attendance for Philly’s 31-7 trouncing, and heard loads of shouts and jeers from the Lincoln Financial Field faithful before kickoff on Sunday.
His response quickly quieted the gang down nevertheless.
Rice, an honorary 49ers captain for the sport, took out a pouch and, without uttering a word, slid on a hoop from each of his three Super Bowl titles with San Francisco onto his fingers after which held his hand as much as the fans as he walked away. Rice. 60, also played in a Super Bowl with the Raiders in 2003.
It was the Philadelphia crowd, nevertheless, that got the last laugh. The Eagles sent the 49ers home with their win and may begin preparing for his or her upcoming Super Bowl 2023 clash with the Kansas City Chiefs. The sport will mark Philadelphia’s attempt at a 3rd Super Bowl win for the franchise — which might tie Rice’s personal mark.
Jerry Rice had the proper answer for Eagles fans’ jeers.Kate Rooney
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice is chased by the Chargers’ Darren Carrington (29) and Stanley Richard (24) on his technique to a touchdown during Super Bowl XXIX.AP
Along with winning titles in 1988, 1989 and 1995 with San Francisco, Rice holds the all-time NFL marks for receptions (1,549), receiving yards (22,895), receiving touchdowns (197), total touchdowns (208) and all-purpose yards (23,546).