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Top rushing performances in NFL history

Last update: November 04, 2007 – 4:03 PM

Single Game Rushing Leaders

The top rushing performances in NFL history with yardage, player, number of attempts in parentheses, team, opponent, touchdowns and date:

296 — Adrian Peterson (30), Minnesota, vs. San Diego, 3 TDs, Nov. 4, 2007.

295 — Jamal Lewis (30), Baltimore, vs. Cleveland, 2 TDs, Sept. 14, 2003.

278 — Corey Dillon (22), Cincinnati, vs. Denver, 2 TDs, Oct. 22, 2000.

275 — Walter Payton (40), Chicago, vs. Minnesota, 1 TD, Nov. 20, 1977.

273 — O.J. Simpson (29), Buffalo, vs. Detroit, 2 TDs, Nov. 25, 1976.

266 — Shaun Alexander (35), Seattle, vs. Oakland, 3 TDs, Nov. 11, 2001.

251 — Mike Anderson (37), Denver, vs. New Orleans, 4 TDs, Dec. 3, 2000.

250 — O.J. Simpson (29), Buffalo, vs. New England, 2 TDs, Sept. 16, 1973.

247 — Willie Ellison (26), Los Angeles, vs. New Orleans, 1 TD, Dec. 5, 1971.

246 — Corey Dillon (39), Cincinnati, vs. Tennessee, 4 TDs, Dec. 4, 1997.

243 — Cookie Gilchrist (36), Buffalo, vs. New York Jets, 5 TDs, Dec. 8, 1963.

Top rookie rushing leaders by game

The top rushing performances in NFL history by a rookie with yardage, player, number of attempts in parentheses, team, opponent, touchdowns and date:

296 — Adrian Peterson (30), Minnesota, vs. San Diego, 3 TDs, Nov. 4, 2007.

251 — Mike Anderson (37), Denver, vs. New Orleans, 4 TDs, Dec. 3, 2000.

246 — Corey Dillon (39), Cincinnati, vs. Tennessee, 4 TDs, Dec. 4, 1997.

237 — Jim Brown (31), Cleveland vs. L.A. Rams, 4 TDs, Nov. 24, 1957.

228 — Clinton Portis (24), Denver vs. Arizona, 2 TDs, Dec. 29, 2002.

224 — Adrian Peterson (20), Minnesota vs. Chicago, 3 TDs, Oct. 14, 2007.

223 — Tom Wilson (23), L.A. Rams vs. Green Bay, 0 TDs, Dec. 16, 1956.

221 — Bo Jackson (18), L.A. Raiders vs. Seattle, 2 TDs, Nov. 30, 1987.

212 — Jerome Bettis (28), L.A. Rams vs. New Orleans, 1 TD, Dec. 12, 1993.

208 — Terry Miller (21), Buffalo vs. N.Y. Giants, 2 TDs, Nov. 26, 1978.

207 — Curt Warner (32), Seattle vs. Kansas City, OT, 3 TDs, Nov. 27, 1983.

206 — Tony Dorsett (23), Dallas vs. Philadelphia, 2 TDs, Dec. 4, 1977.

206 — Greg Bell (27), Buffalo vs. Dallas, 1 TD, Nov. 18, 1984.