Tag:Eric Dickerson
Posted on: October 31, 2010 2:16 pm
Edited on: October 31, 2010 2:18 pm
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LT tops 13,000 rushing yards

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Every week, we could extol the virtues of Jets RB LaDainian Tomlinson. That’s how dominant he’s been this season. That’s how outstanding his comeback has been this year. That’s how impressive his career-saving performance has been this year.

So, we make a special effort to inform you that, with his eight-yard run off left tackle in the second quarter of today’s game vs. the Packers, Tomlinson became only the seventh player in NFL history to surpass 13,000 career rushing yards.

Eric Dickerson is No. 6 on the all-time rushing list with 13,280 yards, so Tomlinson could pass him in the next few weeks. Then, he could set his sites on Jerome Bettis, fifth on the list, and his mark of 13,662.

He's also only the second player in NFL history to accumulate at least 13,000 rushing yards and 4,000 receiving yards. The other is Walter Payton.

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Posted on: October 24, 2010 1:58 pm
 

Steven Jackson breaks Dickerson's STL record

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Earlier this month, we told you how Rams RB Steven Jackson had passed Marshall Faulk to move into second place on the team’s all-time rushing list. Now, after rushing for three yards and a first down on a second and short in the second quarter of today's Buccaneers game, he has surpassed all-time leader Eric Dickerson’s 7,245-yard mark.

Jackson, like usual, has produced for St. Louis this season. In the past two games coming into today, he’s combined to rush for 223 yards, and he’s past the halfway mark to the 1,000-yard mark. The only difference this year is that Rams actually are winning games this year.

More than breaking the club record for rushing yards, the fact St. Louis has begun to turn around its organization has to be awfully fulfilling for one of the more underappreciated players in the league.

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Posted on: October 3, 2010 7:25 pm
 

Numerology: NFL Week 4

Posted by Will Brinson

The jury is still out on science, but the verdict on math is F-U-N, so we present the week in NFL from a numbers perspective.

1 - Middle fingers extended by Titans' defensive coordinator Chuck Cecil to an official upon not preferring the call on the field. Bad news: his fine is probably going to be a bigger number. Good news though is that Bud Adams will probably pay it, given his history for, um, flying birds at football games .

3 - 200-yard receiving games that Terrell Owens (and seven others) has in his career. Couldn't happen to a better guy!

8 - Consecutive games by Antonio Gates with a touchdown, just another record that he owns as a tight end. Once Tony Gonzalez retires in 2055, Gates can really work on catching his records.

25 - Yards that John Carney was able to move the football with his foot in order to ensure that Garrett Hartley is unemployed come Monday.

59 - Length of Josh Scobee's game winning kick for the Jaguars to topple the Colts Sunday. (Incidentally, that's also the number of Jags fans in attendance!)

60.2 - Quarterback rating for Donovan McNabb on Sunday. Of course, the number "one" is important too, since it's how many victories he has in Philadelphia.

67 - Games it took Maurice Jones-Drew to get 50 career rushing touchdowns, tied for the 13th fastest in NFL history. Yes, his fantasy owners are wondering why it wasn't somewhere between 64 and 66.

74 - Length of Arian Foster's third quarter touchdown run, which actually may be less important than ZERO, which is the number of carries he got in the first quarter after being benched for a "coach's decision" that made a lot of fantasy owners a whole lot of angry.

145 - Total yards from scrimmage by Charlie Batch as the Steelers lost their first game of the year. I assume everyone still thinks there's some sort of quarterback controversyin Pittsburgh?

158 - How many times Jeff Saturday and Peyton Manning have started a game together, which is the longest in post-merger NFL history. You wouldn't think you could get comfortable with your hands underneath another man's buttocks on a weekly basis, but I suppose after that many times it becomes routine.

165 - Speaking of Peyton, that's how many interception-less passes he'd tossed in a row until the third quarter against the Jaguars.

254 - Yards Steven Jackson needs to catch Eric Dickerson as the St. Louis Rams' all-time leading rusher following a 70-yard performance that helped him pass Marshall Faulk for second on the list and give him 6,991 for his career.

1,419 - Kyle Orton's passing yardage total thru four games of the 2010 season. Only Kurt Warner has a higher number in NFL history. (This is the part where we pause to let you pick up your jaw.)

12,012 - Career receiving yardage for Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez, the only tight end in history to cross the 12k barrier. It cannot be understated just how fantastic his career has been and, perhaps more impressively, continues to be .
Posted on: October 3, 2010 3:44 pm
 

Steven Jackson trails only Dickerson

Posted by Andy Benoit

Running back Steven Jackson got the 39 yards he needed to pass Marshall Faulk for second on the Rams all-time rushing list. Jackson now has 6,975 career rushing yards (midway through the fourth quarter of the St. Louis-Seattle game) and trails Eric Dickerson by 270.

Dickerson rushed for 13,259 yards in his career, but just 7,245 of them came with the Rams. However, Dickerson reached that mark in just five seasons. Jackson – who’s been bothered by a groin injury and was a gametime decision to play – is now in his seventh season.

Jackson could go down as one of the greatest players in the history of downtrodden franchises. The Rams have won just six total games over the past three seasons (before 2010), and they’ve never had a record better than 8-8 in Jackson’s career. It’s rare to see a prolific running back on a bad team.

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