Running up the yardage
The New York Jets became the first team since the 1975 Buffalo Bills to rush for more than 300 yards in back-to-back games. The Jets amassed 316 yards in their 38-0 shutout win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. That followed a 318-yard effort the Jets players totaled in the 16-13 overtime loss to the Bills in Week 6.
The 2009 Jets and ’75 Bills are the only teams since 1960 to have consecutive 300-yard rushing performances. Here’s a side-by-side look at the games.
|318 Yards - Oct. 18, 2009 vs. Buffalo Bills||316 Yards - Oct. 25, 2009 vs. Oakland Raiders|
|Thomas Jones||22||210||1||Shonn Greene||19||144||2|
|Leon Washington||15||99||0||Thomas Jones||26||121||1|
|Mark Sanchez||1||6||0||Danny Woodhead||3||24||0|
|Tony Richardson||1||3||0||Steven Weatherford||1||16||0|
|Shonn Greene||1||0||0||Leon Washington||1||6||0|
|309 Yards - Sept. 21, 1975 vs. New York Jets||310 Yards - Sept. 28, 1975 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers|
|O.J. Simpson||32||173||2||O.J. Simpson||28||227||1|
|Jim Braxton||15||61||0||Jim Braxton||14||80||0|
|Don Calhoun||11||58||0||Don Calhoun||1||2||0|
|Clint Haslerig||2||9||0||Joe Ferguson||2||1||0|
Road to Canton (via South Florida)
Now through Thanksgiving when the list of nominees is trimmed to 25, we’ll take a look at those players, coaches, and contributors that comprise the Class of 2010 candidates. Part Five of our series focuses on running backs.
GUEST BLOGGER: Warren Moon
Class of 2006 enshrinee Warren Moon is this week's guest blogger in HOF PICKS. He thinks the Vikings will suffer their first loss of the season. Check out what else he thinks about Week 7 action around the NFL.