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This day in sports history: Jerry Rice ends remarkable NFL streak, Mariano Rivera saves the day

Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice, one of the most prolific players in the history of the NFL, ended his remarkable 274 streak of games with a reception on Sept.19, 2004, when he failed to make a single catch in a game against the Buffalo Bills.

Rice, who was 41 at the time and playing in his fourth season with the Oakland Raiders, had previously recorded at least one reception in every game he played since Dec. 1, 1985, his rookie season.  

Jerry Rice on the field for the Raiders

Wide receiver Jerry Rice #80 of the Oakland Raiders is on the field during the game game against the Buffalo Bills at Network Associates Coliseum on September 19, 2004 in Oakland, California. The Raiders defeated the Bills 13-10. (Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Despite Rice’s lack of action on that day, the Raiders still defeated the Bills 13-10. 

MAYFIELD MAYHEM 

Baker Mayfield looks to throw a pass

Quarterback Baker Mayfield #6 of the Oklahoma Sooners looks to throw against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane September 19, 2015 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Tulsa 52-38. (Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Baker Mayfield made history when on Sept. 19, 2015, in just his third start with the Oklahoma Sooners, he recorded a program record of 572 total yards (487 passing, 85 rushing) and threw four touchdown passes and ran for two more. 

“It’s pretty humbling, especially knowing who has come through here,” he said at the time, via FOX Sports. “It’s pretty special to me. But we had so much more on the table. Who knows what we could have done if we had just executed the offense better.”

Mayfield’s 572 offensive yards topped the previous record of 554 yards set in 2012 by Landry Jones, and Oklahoma defeated Tulsa, 52-38.

 

Paulina Dedaj is a Sports Reporter for Fox News Digital.

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