What to Look For – Week 8 Running Backs

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FRANK THE TANK: Miami running back FRANK GORE has 18,087 career scrimmage yards in his 14 NFL seasons.
With 104 scrimmage yards on Thursday at Houston (8:20 PM ET, FOX/NFL Network/Amazon Prime), Gore would surpass Pro Football Hall of Famer BARRY SANDERS (18,190) for the sixth-most scrimmage yards in league annals.
 
The players with the most scrimmage yards in NFL history:
 
PLAYER
TEAM(S)
SCRIMMAGE YARDS
Jerry Rice*
San Francisco, Oakland, Seattle
23,540
Emmitt Smith*
Dallas, Arizona
21,579
Walter Payton*
Chicago
21,264
Marshall Faulk*
Indianapolis, St. Louis
19,154
LaDainian Tomlinson*
San Diego, New York Jets
18,456
Barry Sanders*
Detroit
18,190
Frank Gore
San Francisco, Indianapolis, Miami
18,087
*Pro Football Hall of Famer
 
TOUCHDOWN TODD: Los Angeles Rams running back TODD GURLEY leads the NFL with 956 scrimmage yards and 14 touchdowns through the Rams’ first seven games this season. Gurley has scored at least two touchdowns in three consecutive games and in four total during the 2018 season.
 
With two touchdowns on Sunday against Green Bay (4:25 PM ET, FOX), Gurley can become the fifth player since 1970 to score multiple touchdowns in five of his team’s first eight games of a season. The other four players to accomplish the feat are all enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
 
The players with at least two touchdowns in five of their team’s first eight games of a season since 1970:
 
PLAYER
TEAM
SEASON
GAMES WITH 2+ TOUCHDOWNS
Terrell Davis**
Denver
1998
5
Emmitt Smith**
Dallas
1995
5
Eric Dickerson**
Los Angeles Rams
1983
5
Marcus Allen**
Los Angeles Raiders
1982
5
Todd Gurley
Los Angeles Rams
2018
4*
*In first seven games of season
**Pro Football Hall of Famer
 
Courtesy of NFL Communications

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