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Los Angeles Rams’ legend Eric Dickerson has held the record for rushing yards in a single season since 1984 when he rushed for 2,105 yards in 16 games.
CBSsports.com recently put out a list of five rushers who are preparing to take a crack at the record in 2021. While it has been 37 years of attempts, including six more runners joining Dickerson and O.J. Simpson in the 2,000 yard club, the record stands.
The biggest difference this time around is the addition of the 17th regular season game. With the extra outing, an average of 124 yards per game will be required to set the record.
Tennessee Titans’ runningback Derrick Henry averaged approximately 126 yards per game in 2020 for a total of 2,027 yards. He has also increased his rushing total in each of his five campaigns. If anyone breaks Eric Dickerson’s record in 2021, the one who wields the royal stiff arm, the one they call “King Henry” in Tennessee might be the one to do it.
And now for today’s links:
Darrell Henderson Jr. ready for lead role (Rams.com)
Travin Howard: “Feels good to be playing football again” (Rams.com)
LA Rams: DL in excellent shape thanks to Coach Eric Henderson (RamblinFan)
Watch: Matthew Stafford throws perfect no-look pass to Darrell Henderson (RamsWire)
Derrick Henry tops list of five who could break Eric Dickerson’s single-season NFL rushing record in 2021 (CBS)
Colts QB Carson Wentz (foot) opting for rest, rehab over immediate surgery (NFL.com)
Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, sister of Bears LB Robert Quinn, wins Olympic gold in 100-meter hurdles (NFL.com)
Miami Dolphins tight ends Mike Gesicki, Cethan Carter, Adam Shaheen go on COVID-19 reserve list (ESPN)
Aldon Smith wants to ‘make the best’ of his chance with Seattle Seahawks (ESPN)
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