49ers and Raiders Score High in Jersey Count
10 Sep 2000: Ronnie Lott of the Ex-San Francisco 49ers talks to the crowd with Joe Montana during the game against the Carolina Panthers at 3Com Park in San Francisco. (Getty Images/Tom Hauck /Allsport)
Sports Illustrated gave both the Raiders and the 49ers some love today when they named its selections for the top NFL players by jersey number.
Jerry Rice with No. 80 and Jim Otto's No. 00 were a given, but the teams were both well represented on the 00-99 list.
The teams meet this weekend in Oakland, and in the early battle of the Bay, this particular score goes to San Francisco.
- Joe Montana (No. 16)
- Ronnie Lott (No. 42)
- Jerry Rice (No. 80)
- Dwight Clark (No. 87)
- Charles Haley (No. 94)
- Julian Peterson (No. 98)
- Jim Otto (No. 00)
- Fred Biletnikoff (No. 25)
- Todd Christensen (No. 46)
- Tim Brown (No. 81)
- Ted Hendricks (No. 83)
SI.com senior editor Richard Deitsch explains how the list was made at this link.