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Randy Moss says he's the greatest receiver ever

Posted by Zuri Berry, Boston.com Staff  January 29, 2013 12:01 PM

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In Super Bowl media day's first bombshell, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Randy Moss called himself the greatest wide receiver of all-time.

"I don't live off numbers," Moss said, noting he has had down years, including this year, his time in Oakland, and before he first retired. "I live off impact. So I really do think that I'm the greatest receiver to play this game."

Hall of fame receiver Jerry Rice, via Adam Schefter, responded saying, "Put my numbers up against his numbers."

Moss has played 14 NFL seasons and recorded 982 receptions for 15,292 yards and 156 touchdowns. Moss put together the finest season ever for a wide receiver when he played for the Patriots, catching 98 passes for 1,498 yards and single-season record 23 touchdowns.

Rice played 20 years catching 1,549 passes for 22,895 yards and 207 rushing and receiving touchdowns, the most all-time in each category.

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