Cincinnati Bengals' running back Corey Dillon rushed for 278 yards on just 22 carries against the Denver Broncos on Oct. 22, 2000. In doing so, Dillon eclipsed Hall of Fame running back Walter Payton
's 23-year single-game rushing record of 275 yards. Just a couple of days after his record-setting game, Corey donated his entire uniform from the game to the Hall of Fame.
It was the second time Dillon has broken a record held by a Hall of Fame running back. In 1997, he broke Jim Brown
’s rookie single-game rushing record.
Notes: Walter Payton played his game while suffering from the flu. Ten of Dillon's carries resulted in a one-yard gain, no yards, or a loss of yards for a combined -2 yards rushing. Therefore, his other 12 carries netted him 280 yards.
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|Payton vs. Dillon
|| (Nov. 20, 1977)
|| (Oct. 22, 2000)
||6-108, 2 TDs
||40-275, 1 TD
||22-278, 2 TDs