Ram tough: Jim Benton tops them all

Cleveland Rams receiver put up big numbers (303 yards) in a big game in 1945

Originally Published: July 16, 2010

Three Super Bowl rings. Numerous individual records. Jerry Rice has many claims to fame. Is the greatest regular-season receiving performance in NFL history one of them?

After sifting through the seasons, we came up with a top-5 list. We rated each performance on a 10-point scale in four categories: importance of game, quality of opponent, impact of performance and miscellaneous factors.

(For a detailed explanation of our criteria, click here. )

And the top performance belongs ...

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