The Most 100 Yard Rushing Games Of The 1990’s


The National Football League during the 1990’s was extremely exciting. Offenses opened up and put up huge numbers behind the passing of players like Brett Favre, Steve Young, Warren Moon, and John Elway. Young stars emerged during the decade too, including Randy Moss, Peyton Manning, Tiki Barber, Emmitt Smith, and Marshall Faulk. Plus, football expanded again, adding teams in Carolina and Jacksonville.

Running backs have always been and will always be an important part of professional football. They will almost always be judged also by how many 100 yard games they have during their season or career. Who had the most 100 yard games during the 1990’s though?

The phenomenal Barry Sanders accumulated more 100 yard games, a total of 69, than any other player during the entire 1990’s.

Here are the top ten players ranked by how many 100 yard games they had during the 1960’s:

1. Barry Sanders – Lions – 69
2. Emmitt Smith – Cowboys – 64
3. (tie) Jerome Bettis – Rams / Steelers – 39
3. (tie) Thurman Thomas – Bills – 39
5. Terrell Davis – Broncos – 31
6. Ricky Watters – 49ers / Eagles / Seahawks – 29
7. Curtis Martin – Patriots / Jets – 28
8. Chris Warren – Seahawks / Cowboys – 25
9. Eddie George – Titans – 23
10. (tie) Terry Allen – Vikings / Redskins / Patriots – 21
10. (tie) Marshall Faulk – Colts / Rams – 21
10. (tie) Robert Smith – Vikings – 21

Notable info:

-The best record any team had when any of these players had 100 yard games was the Buffalo Bills. They went 36-3 when Thurman Thomas ran for 100 or more yards during the 1990’s.

***Look for this series to continue tomorrow with a look at: The Most 100 Yard Rushing Games Of The 2000’s

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