This Day in Football: December 16

Buffalo Bills, Tales from the Vault, TCIPF Staff, This Day in NFL History

On this day in 1973, Bills running back O.J. Simpson became the first player in NFL history to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a season.

Simpson ran for 200 yards against the Jets in Buffalo’s last game of 1973 to surpass the previous record held by Jim Brown, and finished with 2,003 yards rushing in a 14-game season.

Let’s take you back to that day when O.J. eclipsed the 2K mark, as originally presented on “This Week in the NFL”:

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