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VIDEO: Remembering Sidney Rice's Record-Setting 79-Yard Touchdown Pass to Visanthe Shiancoe

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VIDEO: Remembering this epic 79-yard touchdown pass from Sidney Rice to Visanthe Shiancoe.
VIDEO: Remembering this epic 79-yard touchdown pass from Sidney Rice to Visanthe Shiancoe. / Twitter/@VikeFans
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Sidney Rice's career did not pan out quite like many Minnesota Vikings fans hoped it would. But when he was at the top of his game, he was an imposing physical threat. His best season came in 2009, when he earned a Pro-Bowl nod after racking up 1,312 receiving yards and 8 touchdowns.

But Rice was quietly a threat as a passer, too, as he proved during his rookie season in 2007.

Rice throws an absolute dime to a wide-open Visanthe Shiancoe, who does the rest and takes it to the house. It's a pretty impressive throw for a wide receiver, though.

In fact, it's actually the longest completed pass thrown by a non-quarterback since 1950. Rice actually completed another pass on the day, finishing 2-for-2 with 94 yards (also the most in a single game for a QB in that time) and that TD. He added another 2 receptions and 18 yards as a receiver.

Rice was a rookie during this one, and perhaps this play will inspire the Vikings to let first-year wideout Justin Jefferson throw the ball around a little in 2020.


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