Every NFL Team’s Single-Season Rushing Leader
A Sunday football special for you – every team’s single-season record holder for rushing yards. And why?
Well, it’s interesting on its own merit. But also, there might be a couple changes by the time 2015 finishes, including one particular notable.
Emmitt Smith, regarded as one of the best running backs of all time – if not the best – and certainly more atop the all-time rushing leaderboards than anyone else, is naturally the Dallas Cowboys‘ single-season rushing record holder. Smith’s personal best was that 1,773 yards in 1995 – 17th best amongst all NFL teams’ record marks, below.
But how about DeMarco Murray this season? As of Week 9, he’s still on pace for 2,000 yards, so he’s got a good chance of becoming the new record-holder in Dallas if he keeps it up. The problem is, the past two games, he hasn’t – and the Tony Romo injury doesn’t make anything easier.
Click on the team below to see, literally, every single player that has ever rushed the ball for that team (even if it were once for negative yardage), thanks to the most amazing football resource on the Web: pro-football-reference.com.Follow @VinGetz
|TEAM / FRANCHISE||RUNNING BACK||RUSHING YARDS||SEASON|
|1.||St. Louis Rams||Eric Dickerson*||2,105||1984|
|2.||Minnesota Vikings||Adrian Peterson||2,097||2012|
|3.||Baltimore Ravens||Jamal Lewis||2,066||2003|
|4.||Detroit Lions||Barry Sanders||2,053||1997|
|5.||Denver Broncos||Terrell Davis||2,008||1998|
|6.||Tennessee Titans||Chris Johnson||2,006||2009|
|7.||Buffalo Bills||O.J. Simpson||2,003||1973|
|8.||Green Bay Packers||Ahman Green||1,883||2003|
|9.||Seattle Seahawks||Shaun Alexander||1,880||2005|
|10.||Cleveland Browns||Jim Brown||1,863||1963|
|11.||New York Giants||Tiki Barber||1,860||2005|
|12.||Miami Dolphins||Ricky Williams||1,853||2002|
|13.||Chicago Bears||Walter Payton||1,852||1977|
|14.||Atlanta Falcons||Jamal Anderson||1,846||1998|
|15.||San Diego Chargers||LaDainian Tomlinson||1,815||2006|
|16.||Kansas City Chiefs||Larry Johnson||1,789||2006|
|17.||Dallas Cowboys||Emmitt Smith||1,773||1995|
|18.||Oakland Raiders||Marcus Allen**||1,759||1985|
|19.||Indianapolis Colts||Edgerrin James||1,709||2000|
|20.||New York Jets||Curtis Martin||1,697||2004|
|21.||San Francisco 49ers||Frank Gore||1,695||2006|
|22.||Pittsburgh Steelers||Barry Foster||1,690||1992|
|23.||New Orleans Saints||George Rogers||1,674||1981|
|24.||New England Patriots||Corey Dillon||1,635||2004|
|25.||Houston Texans||Arian Foster||1,616||2010|
|26.||Washington Redskins||Alfred Morris||1,613||2012|
|27.||Philadelphia Eagles||LeSean McCoy||1,607||2013|
|28.||Jacksonville Jaguars||Maurice Jones-Drew||1,606||2011|
|29.||Arizona Cardinals||Ottis Anderson***||1,605||1979|
|30.||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||James Wilder||1,544||1984|
|31.||Carolina Panthers||DeAngelo Williams||1,515||2008|
|32.||Cincinnati Bengals||Rudi Johnson||1,458||2005|
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