TDIF: Most Rushing Yards in NFL Game

TCIPF Staff, This Day in NFL History, Uncategorized

On this date in football sixty-one years ago, the Los Angeles Rams and New York Yankees combined for 595 rushing yards – the most rushing yards in an NFL game. It was a field day for both running backs as Yankees running back George Taliaferro rushed for 166 of New York’s 224 rushing yards – including a 65-yard TD run – while Rams running back Dan Towler rushed for 155 of Los Angeles’ 371 rushing yards – including a 69-yard scamper for six.  At the end of the day, Towler had the last smile, as the Rams sealed a 48-21 win.

The week 8 victory was one of eight wins during Los Angeles’ 1951 season, who later that year went on to defeat the Cleveland Browns in the NFL Championship Game. Here’s a look back at that 1951 NFL Championship Game.

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