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Prime Numbers hits homestretch with No. 80

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It’s the last week for Prime Numbers on NBCSN’s Pro Football Talk, and we’re getting Monday started with a bang.

The PFT Planet vote for Monday will focus on No. 80.  It’s a number that plenty of all-time greats have worn.

Vote for up to three from the 10 listed below.  The three highest vote-getters will be revealed on Monday’s show, which gets started at 5:30 p.m. ET.

The other numbers to be considered Monday include 30 (with Brian Mitchell in studio), 60, 90, and 93.

So tune in for the first of the last four shows before we conclude Prime Numbers — and before we take a pre-training camp three-week break.

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61 Responses to “Prime Numbers hits homestretch with No. 80”
  1. 123makarov says: Jun 29, 2014 11:45 PM

    The 3 best are Jerry Rice, Jerry Rice, and Jerry Rice.

  2. haydenpryor says: Jun 29, 2014 11:48 PM

    Troy Brown!

  3. lanman11 says: Jun 29, 2014 11:58 PM

    Troy Brown, definitely.

  4. Canyonero says: Jun 30, 2014 12:02 AM


  5. steelhammer92 says: Jun 30, 2014 12:05 AM

    If you don’t vote for Jerry Rice… Well.. You’re just a homer or a hater.

  6. f1restarter says: Jun 30, 2014 12:05 AM

    Cris Collinsworth is on this list but Donald Driver isn’t???

  7. billscastdotcom says: Jun 30, 2014 12:06 AM

    You cannot keep a straight face and make a legitimate argument for anyone else on this list than Jerry Rice.

  8. thevikingdefender says: Jun 30, 2014 12:06 AM

    The best so far are jerry rice, Cris Carter and Andre Johnson.

  9. atwatercrushesokoye says: Jun 30, 2014 12:06 AM

    The answer is pretty easy, it’s Jerry Rice. But how does Rod Smith not even make the list?

  10. Kevin Lanflisi's Rosebud says: Jun 30, 2014 12:16 AM

    Jerry Rice, of course. Then Cris Carter. Then everybody else.

  11. yougotgirouxed says: Jun 30, 2014 12:17 AM

    james thrash

  12. bskeezy000 says: Jun 30, 2014 12:26 AM

    Anyone but Chris Collinsworth

  13. 4ever9er says: Jun 30, 2014 12:31 AM

    This one is no contest!!!
    Rice hands down!!!

  14. rickc519 says: Jun 30, 2014 12:35 AM

    Wayne Chrebet

  15. Andrew says: Jun 30, 2014 12:44 AM

    Jerry Rice obviously and then everyone else. Wayne Chrebet over Cris Collinsworth… oh wait Collinsworth works for NBC…

  16. tabdanger says: Jun 30, 2014 12:49 AM

    It’s pretty stupid to vote for anyone other than Rice..

  17. blackandbluedivision says: Jun 30, 2014 12:59 AM

    no love for David Terrell?

  18. texansfalcons says: Jun 30, 2014 1:02 AM


  19. billclintonspetkraken says: Jun 30, 2014 1:03 AM

    Why is Cris Collinsworth on here…

  20. thepasswordis12345 says: Jun 30, 2014 1:08 AM

    Rice, Largent, Winslow

  21. thepasswordis12345 says: Jun 30, 2014 1:08 AM

    And WTH is Collinsworth doing on that list? Seriously?

  22. chinahand11 says: Jun 30, 2014 1:17 AM

    I like to see the names on the list for every number so I can take a trip down memory lane with those guys. Not saying who I voted for (you guys would go duh on me) I recall Loften raising eyebrows all over the league, Winslow played one of the greatest games a man EVER played in a playoff game, Isaac was such a burner, Fryer was as complete a WR as I have watched. And on and on.

  23. drummer2177 says: Jun 30, 2014 1:45 AM

    How about posting an obscure player wearing a number to be voted? Every jersey number that is voted on ends up being the player in the picture.

  24. kuya206 says: Jun 30, 2014 1:47 AM

    Steve Largent

  25. mikebrownistheworstownerinprosports says: Jun 30, 2014 1:50 AM

    No love for Bruce? Dude only has 15,208 receiving yards, good for 4th all-time behind Rice, Owens and Moss. More than anyone on this list not named Rice.

  26. icdogg says: Jun 30, 2014 2:06 AM

    It may be hard to narrow it down to 3, but no doubt who is #1.

  27. jtylert says: Jun 30, 2014 2:40 AM

    It’s Jerry, no discussion.

    But I voted Largent anyway.

  28. 49erfan44 says: Jun 30, 2014 3:03 AM


  29. folkcrusader says: Jun 30, 2014 3:42 AM

    As a Seahawk fan I will always have a special place for Largent. I got to see him every week and no doubt he was the real deal.

    But Jerry is an altogether different animal. It’s one thing to see just how good he was, but how good he was for so long. Lots of guys cruise four extra seasons picking up receptions, but at that point they are number two or three guys at best. Jerry was a still a huge force until the very end of his career.

    Best wide out that ever played in my book, not just the best 80.

  30. rams1999 says: Jun 30, 2014 4:22 AM

    Andre Johnson Texans? Cause he has 100 more votes than Isaac Bruce. Thinking I’m either getting old or many youngsters but Rice is Best. Then Largent/Bruce tied at 2/3, Winslow, Lofton, Fryar, Fears, and Collinsworth. Not sure if Andre Johnson close. Unless I’m confused cause I only know of Texans WR.

  31. shotgunnoblitz says: Jun 30, 2014 5:00 AM

    Rice is clearly the best, but the fact that Carter has more votes than Largent is a travesty.

  32. nosleeptilsb says: Jun 30, 2014 5:10 AM

    Without a doubt, Steve Largent. Jerry kept pictures of Steve in his locker. Steve having worn #80, is why Jerry wanted to wear #80. There can only be one first, everything after is next. Jerry was next.

  33. dcapettini says: Jun 30, 2014 5:41 AM

    Your test will only allow one vote.

  34. randyschwimmer7 says: Jun 30, 2014 6:42 AM

    As I know Jerry Rice will be the best, it is kind of shameful that you guys didn’t include Rod Smith in the poll. What he did being an undrafted free agent is absolutely amazing.

  35. gmenmunny says: Jun 30, 2014 6:51 AM

    Wayne Chrebet, Jeremy Shockey, Victor Cruz

  36. qdog112 says: Jun 30, 2014 7:00 AM

    This and the #56 vote shows fan bias, if anybody but Rice and Lawrence Taylor got votes.

    If you did it, just admit you can’t be truthful and run along. Stating facts does not make you disloyal.

    It makes you sane.

  37. GettingNoRespect says: Jun 30, 2014 7:08 AM

    Only a homer wouldn’t vote for Jerry Rice. And I hate the 49ers

  38. 941bucs says: Jun 30, 2014 7:11 AM

    jerry rice? you people forgeting about money-hungry jimmy grahm?

  39. JackedUpSports says: Jun 30, 2014 8:33 AM

    Wayne Chrebet should be on this list

  40. ralphwilsonisrich says: Jun 30, 2014 9:12 AM

    Eric Moulds instead of Chris Collingsworth

  41. coonsqualler says: Jun 30, 2014 9:43 AM

    Andre Rison??

    He is why there is a team in Baltimore right now:)

    Just Sayin’…LOL

  42. zeusdagod says: Jun 30, 2014 9:49 AM

    Bottom line when it comes to 80, There’s Jerry Rice.. and no one else… period.

  43. zeusdagod says: Jun 30, 2014 9:58 AM

    Keep in mind folks, this isn’t a question of skill. This is a question of when you see this number, who’s the first player that comes to mind. and when I see the number 80, there can only be Rice first. Ask any DB past present or future. Hell ask any WR past present or future Rice made 80 the gold standard of WR’s. If you’re a WR and you wear 80, you’re making a statement that you aspire to be as great as the man who made it famous. And someone made mention about 56 and Lawrence Taylor… same thing applies. There are certain number you see and it’s no question who made that number respected. 80 for to Rice, 56 goes to Taylor, and I’ll even throw in 16 for Montana.

  44. abninf says: Jun 30, 2014 10:04 AM

    Alvin Harper is the best since he played for America’s Team.

  45. denvertrue says: Jun 30, 2014 10:06 AM

    How the HELL is Rod Smith not even on this list? We all know Rice is going to take the vote, but the fact that Rod didn’t make it into the argument is asinine!!! He had 1000 yard seasons from Elway, Griese, and Plummer, 6 consecutive years with at least 1000 yards receiving (8 overall), well over 600 receptions, and 60 TD’s while sharing the “stage” with Sharpe, and Terrell Davis for many of those years! He is the greatest undrafted free agent in NFL history… Oh yeah, he also has TWO RINGS! No one on this list but Rice has rings.

  46. denvertrue says: Jun 30, 2014 10:17 AM

    Pardon the mistake, over 800 receptions.

  47. bcgreg says: Jun 30, 2014 11:27 AM

    Only one option is necessary and that’s Jerry Rice. Too many choices for this number. And, most of these don’t belong on the list. No disrespect. But only Rice, Carter, Largent, and Winslow belong. And the last three are a distant 2nd to Rice.

  48. walkinginthewasteland says: Jun 30, 2014 11:42 AM

    Why is it that a number of repliers dont seem to grasp that you are supposed to vote for more than 1 person? Well I guess that explains the behavior of certain fanbases.

  49. sbchampsagain says: Jun 30, 2014 12:16 PM

    Who are the jokers who voted for Collinsworth?!

  50. nothingbutfootball says: Jun 30, 2014 12:32 PM

    Based on the current results of this poll, roughly 44% of your readers are complete morons.

  51. tundra67 says: Jun 30, 2014 1:12 PM

    Rice (obviously)
    James Lofton (ridiculously under-rated HOF’er)
    then Winslow or Largent (take your pick)

  52. kurmudge says: Jun 30, 2014 1:44 PM

    Cris Carter would vote for Jerry Rice- he’s made that clear many times.

  53. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Jun 30, 2014 2:05 PM

    So many legends at 80 — but it has to be Rice. Having said that, there are absolute beasts at 80 that would conquer other numbers elsewhere.

    Memo to new blood in the NFL —–> get a number different than 80. Carve out your own zone — make 83 or some other relatively unclaimed number be cut in your cloth.

  54. robsearles8 says: Jun 30, 2014 2:54 PM

    Some things do not require a poll.

  55. axespray says: Jun 30, 2014 2:54 PM

    James Lofton behind 7 yards per catch Carter?
    lol – get real.

    That’s like saying Anquan Boldin is better than Calvin Johnson.

  56. simonator917 says: Jun 30, 2014 5:48 PM

    There is only one number 80 on this list. I know there are some HOFers other than Jerry Rice who wore that number, but still. I hate the 49ers and he’s the only one I voted for in this poll. IMO the three greatest football players regardless of position are, in no particular order, Lawrence Taylor, Jerry Rice, and Jim Brown.

  57. politicallyincorrect says: Jun 30, 2014 9:14 PM

    not a 49er fan… but anyone voting for anyone but Rice is a fool and/or a liar

  58. durskichiro says: Jun 30, 2014 11:46 PM

    IMO the greatest 80s in NFL history:

    1) Rice
    2 Bruce
    3 Winslow
    4) Rod Smith
    5) A Johnson
    6) Fears
    7) Carter
    8) Largent
    9 Lofton
    10) Fryar

  59. themike31 says: Jul 1, 2014 10:14 AM

    Rice is the obvious #1, but young chaps seem to have no idea how good James Lofton was. Should be ahead of anyone not named Rice by a large margin.

  60. 4ever9er says: Jul 1, 2014 3:06 PM

    1-Jerry Rice
    2-Jerry Rice
    3-Jerry Rice
    4-Kellen Winslow
    5-Cris Carter
    6-James Lofton
    7-Andre Johnson
    8-Steve Largent
    9-Isaac Bruce
    10-Tom Fears

  61. lswingly says: Jul 2, 2014 12:56 PM

    Odd my comment from 5 minutes ago would seem to have disappeared. All I did was talk up Largent as #2 and call attention to the fact that NBC both employs Collinsworth and runs this site. Surely PFT wouldn’t be trying to hide that fact.

    Lets see if this comment disappears too. It’s certainly the only reason I can think why Collinsworth would be included. I mean you decide the only “8”s that are worth debating are Aikman and Young but some how Collinsworth and his 3 pro bowls makes it onto a list with six (potentially eight) hall of famers?

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