Select images from San Francisco's season-opening showdown with Minnesota on "Monday Night Football." The game marked the debut of the team's first alternate uniform, #49ersRGB.
Anquan Boldin continued his rise up the record books on Monday night against the Minnesota Vikings.
A 9-yard grab in the fourth quarter marked the San Francisco wide receiver's 944th career catch, moving into sole possession of 14th place on the NFL's all-time receptions list. Boldin passed Derrick Mason, who finished his career with 943 receptions. Boldin entered Week 1 with 940 career receptions.
Looking ahead, Boldin will now chase Hall-of-Famer Andre Reed at 951 receptions. Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten also has 951 career receptions, so he and Boldin will likely be trading places back-and-forth all season.
If Boldin were to match the 83 receptions he posted in 2014, the wide receiver would land on 1,023 career catches at season's end. That would vault him past Reed, Randy Moss (982) and Hines Ward (1,000), while leaving him just one catch shy of Isaac Bruce (1,024).
Now that, friends, is some elite company.