Friday, December 14, 2012

Marshawn Lynch outdoes Gale Sayers, Paul Hornung vs Cards

There were a few more special moments in that game against the Cardinals than most of us realized. Bruce Irvin set the Seahawks rookie sack record with no fanfare, and this morning, I discovered that Marshawn Lynch did what no player has ever done before.

Five players, dating all the way back to 1920, have managed to rush for 100 yards and score three touchdowns on 11 rushing attempts or less. Sunday was the first time anyone has accomplished the feat since Charlie Garner in 1995. No player on that list has ever rushed for more than Lynch's 128 yards.

Rushing
Rk Player Age Date Tm Opp Result Att Yds Y/A TD
1 Marshawn Lynch 26-231 2012-12-09 SEA ARI W 58-0 11 128 11.64 3
2 Charlie Garner 23-237 1995-10-08 PHI WAS W 37-34 9 120 13.33 3
3 Sam Cunningham 24-066 1974-10-20 NWE BUF L 28-30 11 125 11.36 3
4 Gale Sayers* 22-196 1965-12-12 CHI SFO W 61-20 9 113 12.56 4
5 Paul Hornung* 25-289 1961-10-08 GNB BAL W 45-7 11 111 10.09 3
6 Lenny Moore* 26-326 1960-10-16 BAL RAM W 31-17 9 118 13.11 3
Provided by Pro-Football-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/14/2012.


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