Best opening game performances, 1933-2012

Simpson Van_Brocklin Clarke
O.J. Simpson
Norm Van Brocklin
Frank Clarke


Most Yards Rushing

250 O.J. Simpson, Buffalo vs. New England, Sept. 16, 1973
231 - Arian Foster, Houston vs. Indianapolis, Sept. 12, 2010
220 - Michael Turner, Atlanta vs. Detroit, Sept. 7, 2008
216 - Eddie George, Tennessee vs. Oakland, Aug. 31, 1997
206 - George Rogers, New Orleans vs. St. Louis, Sept. 4, 1983


Most Yards Passing
554Norm Van Brocklin, L.A. Rams vs. N.Y. Yanks, Sept. 28, 1951
517 - Tom Brady, New England vs. Miami, Sept. 12, 2011
473 - Dan Marino, Miami vs. New England, Sept. 4, 1994
441 - Kurt Warner, St. Louis vs. Denver, Sept. 4, 2000

433 - Peyton Manning, Indianapolis vs. Houston, Sept. 12, 2010

Most Yards Receiving
241 - Frank Clarke, Dallas vs. Washington, Sept. 16, 1962
217 - Anquan Boldin, Arizona vs Detroit, Sept. 7, 2003
212 - Hugh Taylor, Washington vs. Philadelphia, Sept. 28, 1947

211Lance Alworth , San Diego vs. Denver, Sept. 11, 1965
211 - Irving Fryar, Miami vs. New England, Sept. 4, 1994


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