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Runners' World
Peter King
November 10, 1997
The NFL record total of individual 100-yard rushing games in a season is 120, set in 1985. With seven weeks left in the regular season, the league's runners are on pace for 137 such games. The traditionally pass-happy 49ers (56.1% of their plays on the ground this year) and Broncos (52.2%) are running the ball more than at any other time in the '90s. Says Eagles coach Ray Rhodes, "With all of the pressure defenses that teams are throwing at quarterbacks, the quarterbacks are taking a beating. You have to go to the running game." The result is ground attacks that are more productive than they have been in any year since 1990. Below we take a look at the running game in this decade.
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November 10, 1997

Runners' World

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The NFL record total of individual 100-yard rushing games in a season is 120, set in 1985. With seven weeks left in the regular season, the league's runners are on pace for 137 such games. The traditionally pass-happy 49ers (56.1% of their plays on the ground this year) and Broncos (52.2%) are running the ball more than at any other time in the '90s. Says Eagles coach Ray Rhodes, "With all of the pressure defenses that teams are throwing at quarterbacks, the quarterbacks are taking a beating. You have to go to the running game." The result is ground attacks that are more productive than they have been in any year since 1990. Below we take a look at the running game in this decade.

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