On This Date In 1994: Jerry Rice Eclipses Jim Brown’s Touchdown Record

On this date 19 years ago, Jerry Rice became the all time touchdown scorer in NFL history. He passed Walter Payton and Jim Brown in one night during the opening of the 1994 season. What did it look like?? Here we go into the Taylor Blitz Times way back machine.

Taylor Blitz Times

On the first Monday Night Game of the 1994 season, there was an outside chance Jerry Rice could break Jim Brown’s touchdown record of 126. He entered the season with 124 and was in the prime of his career. The San Francisco 49ers were retooling their team to take down their arch nemesis in the Dallas Cowboys who bested them in the last two NFC Championships. At this time fellow Hall of Fame member Michael Irvin was starting to move into the “best receiver in the NFL” talk as well. All of this kept an already certain Hall of Famer Jerry Rice motivated.

In came the Los Angeles Raiders who had been a playoff team the year before. They had a defense that ranked 9th overall in 1993, and fifth against the pass. To bolster their defensive secondary they signed free agent CB Albert Lewis formerly of the Kansas City…

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