8 greatest one-hit wonder Vikings seasons of the last 30 years

Former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Sidney Rice
Former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Sidney Rice / Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports
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Sidney Rice - WR (2009)

Speaking of 2009, Rice was the recipient of a plethora of Favre passes that year. He arrived in Minnesota as a second-round pick in 2007 and was a highly regarded receiver from South Carolina. During his rookie year, Sidney Rice had 31 catches in four starts, followed by 15 receptions in an injury-shortened 2008.

With Favre on board in 2009, Rice benefitted and snagged career-highs in receptions (83), yards (1,312), and touchdowns (8) as Minnesota went to the playoffs. His stats brought Rice accolades, including second-team All-Pro and his first and only Pro Bowl.

Before the 2010 season, Rice delayed hip surgery until August and missed several weeks due to rehab. That led to a 17-catch, two-touchdown season, his last in Minnesota. Rice finished his career in Seattle, where he spent three decent seasons (97 receptions total), including a Super Bowl XLVIII title with the organization.