100 Yard Rushing Games Given Up To A Rookie By The Chicago Bears


Historically, the Chicago Bears have always had a very tough defense. This includes being strong against the running games of other teams. Going up against the Bears and gaining 100 yards is hard to do, especially for a rookie.

Since 1960, the Bears have given up 100 yard rushing games 20 times to a rookie from the opposing team. Through 2010, here is a look at the rookie running backs who have had 100 yard games against the Chicago Bears.

Tony Lorick – Baltimore Colts – 1964

Jimmy Thomas – San Francisco 49ers – 1969

John Brockington – Green Bay Packers 1971

Chuck Foreman – Minnesota Vikings – 1973

Norris Weese – Denver Broncos – 1976

Jerry Eckwood – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 1979

Eric Dickerson – Los Angeles Rams – 1983

John Stephens – New England Patriots – 1988

Barry Sanders (twice) – Detroit Lions – 1989

Edgar Bennett – Green Bay Packers – 1992

Jerome Bettis – Los Angeles Rams – 1994

Warrick Dunn – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 1997

De’Mond Parker – Green Bay Packers – 1999

Onterrio Smith – Minnesota Vikings – 2003

Julius Jones – Dallas Cowboys – 2004

Kevin Jones – Detroit Lions – 2004

Adrian Peterson – Minnesota Vikings – 2007

Ryan Grant – Green Bay Packers – 2007

Pierre Thomas – New Orleans Saints – 2007

Of note:

-The most this has been done by one team is four and that mark belongs to the Green Bay Packers.

-Barry Sanders was the only rookie running back to ever gain 100 yards in a game against the Bears twice in one season.

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