Chart: Top NFL rushers (per game average)

  • Article by: MARK CRAIG , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 11, 2011 - 8:57 PM

HISTORY WILL JUDGE

The top rushers in NFL history, based on yards per game:

Jim Brown (1957-63) 104.3

Barry Sanders (1989-98) 99.8

Terrell Davis (1995-2001) 97.5

Adrian Peterson (2007- ) 95.2

Chris Johnson (2008- ) 93.2

Eric Dickerson (1983-93) 90.8

Walter Payton (1975-87) 88.0

Clinton Portis (2002-10) 87.8

Billy Sims (1980-84) 85.1

Curtis Martin (1995-2005) 83.9

LaDainian Tomlinson (2001- ) 83.7

O.J. Simpson (1969-79) 83.2

Edgerrin James (1999-2009) 82.7

Earl Campbell (1978-85) 81.8

Emmitt Smith (1990-2004) 81.2

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Kansas City - J. Vargas 5:10 PM
Cleveland - C. Kluber
Toronto - A. Sanchez 5:10 PM
Boston - J. Kelly
Chicago WSox - H. Noesi 6:05 PM
Baltimore - U. Jimenez
Tampa Bay - N. Karns 6:05 PM
NY Yankees - A. Warren
Washington - D. Fister 6:10 PM
Atlanta - E. Stults
NY Mets - D. Gee 6:10 PM
Miami - J. Cosart
Milwaukee - J. Nelson 6:10 PM
Cincinnati - J. Marquis
Pittsburgh - V. Worley 7:05 PM
Chicago Cubs - J. Hammel
Seattle - T. Walker 7:05 PM
Texas - Y. Gallardo
Detroit - D. Price 7:10 PM
Minnesota - T. Milone
Philadelphia - C. Hamels 7:15 PM
St. Louis - J. Lackey
Colorado - T. Matzek 8:40 PM
Arizona - C. Anderson
Houston - C. McHugh 9:10 PM
San Diego - J. Shields
San Francisco - T. Lincecum 9:10 PM
Los Angeles - B. Anderson
Atlanta 6:00 PM
Brooklyn
Milwaukee 7:00 PM
Chicago
Memphis 9:30 PM
Portland
Tampa Bay 6:00 PM
Detroit
NY Islanders 6:30 PM
Washington
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