Is Sidney Rice For Real??

Jordan FeldickContributor IOctober 30, 2009

PITTSBURGH - OCTOBER 25:  Sidney Rice #18 of the Minnesota Vikings looks on during the NFL game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on October 25, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Steelers defeated the Vikings 27-17. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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That is the big question for the Vikings offense. Some wonder if he can continue to play well for the rest of this season. Sidney Rice has 16 receptions for 312 yards over the last 2 games, he has 33 receptions for 545 yards and 2 TD's on the season. If he continues to play at that level he could be on his way to a pro-bowl season, although even if he puts up pro-bowl numbers he probably won't get there because he isn't a well known player. There also are people who wonder if he will continue to put up big numbers once Bernard Berrian gets healthy.

The long term question if Rice does continue to play well the rest of this season is will he play well once Brett Favre leaves?? Depending on what happens in the draft the next QB for the Vikes will more then likely be Tarvaris Jackson. We've seen that T-Jack can play well, but will he have learned enough from Favre to be the consistent QB the team had been looking for until they signed Favre. Hopefully yes, and if so then Rice would definitely benefit.