-Sidney Rice and Golden Tate had 148 combined targets
-They also had a combined total of 1436 yrds and 14 TDs
- Both averaged over 15.0 yards per reception
-Both have very few dropped passes (I can't find the exact statistic anywhere online but couldn't count more than 5 total combined all season.)
-Mike Wallace and Dwayne Bowe had 233 combined targets
-Mike Wallace and Dwayne Bowe had 1637 yards and 11 TDs combined
-Neither averaged 15.0 yards per reception
- Wallace was 2nd in the AFC North in Drops (7)
- Between 2009-2011 Dwayne Bowe had the 4th most dropped passes in the league at 26 (in that 3 year span).
So, in essence Tate and Rice had a combined 85 less targets than the two star UFAs and managed 3 more TDs and 200 less yards...Sidney Rice was open on many balls this year that RW missed him on (especially early), and made a pretty spectacular catch in nearly every game. I think people come down to hard on "not having play-makers at WR".