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When you play on a team that's 4-11 you sometimes have to figure out different ways to motivate yourself by the end of the season. 


For San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle, that motivation comes from setting the all-time NFL receiving record for a tight end.  

Kittle needs 100 yards on Sunday to break the record but might need even more if Kelce has a big game against the Raiders. On the season, Kittle has 71 receptions for 1,228 yards and 4 touchdowns. Kelce has 98 receptions for 1,274 and 10 touchdowns. So while they're having very different seasons, Kittle's big-play ability has allowed him to keep pace. 

The last time Kittle played the Rams he had 5 receptions for 98 yards and a touchdown. He's also just a few weeks removed from almost setting a different NFL record with 210 receiving yards against the Broncos.


After Kittle fell just five yards short of the single-game tight end record and Kyle Shanahan apologized to him for it, it's certainly on his mind to get his tight end the single-season record. So the targets should be coming Kittle's way early and often. This is great news for anyone that has Kittle and has a championship game in Week 17.


With the season all but over, this is one final fun moment in a rough 49ers campaign.


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