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It’s been quite a season for Decker, who’s in the last season of a contract he signed as a rookie four years ago. He set career highs in catches (87, which also happens to be his uniform number) and yards receiving (1,288).

Off the field, life has been just as good. Decker married country and pop singer Jessie James, with the couple opening up their home to a reality TV series entitled “Eric & Jessie: Game On.”

This weekend, it will definitely be game on, with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line.

“This is going to be a challenge for us and we want to know where we’re at as a football team,” Decker said. “When you play such a good, consistent team you find out a lot about yourself and I think that’s what we’re looking forward to Sunday.”

As for returning punts, a task he began performing late in the season, Decker said he’s enjoying it. Well, until he tackled himself, that is.

“If I had stayed up and not tripped myself, maybe I would feel better about myself,” he said.

Coach John Fox even kidded Decker, saying the return was “outstanding” and that he made a lot of good cuts to get into the open.

“After that, maybe not so much,” Fox grinned.

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