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Julian Edelman was the New England Patriots' best player early in Super Bowl LIII against the Los Angeles Rams, and the veteran wide receiver climbed up the NFL's all-time playoff receiving yards leaderboard in the process.

Edelman entered Sunday's matchup needing 45 yards to pass Dallas Cowboys legend Michael Irvin (1,315 yards) for second place on the career postseason receiving yards list. He passed Irvin in the second quarter, and as of this writing, the Pats wideout has tallied five reception for 74 yards, giving him 1,345 yards.

You won't be surprised to learn the only player ahead of Edelman on this list is San Francisco 49ers legend Jerry Rice, whose record of 2,245 yards might never be broken. 

Edelman has established himself as the best playoff wide receiver currently in the NFL, and he's likely to do much more damage to the record books before he retires.

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