Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

03 Jan 2010

Jerome Harrison Sets NFL Record For Carries

With his 33 carries on Sunday, Jerome Harrison set an NFL regular-season record for carries over a three-game stretch.

Over the final three games of the year, Harrison ran the ball 106 times. Only two other backs have gone over 100: Earl Campbell (103 carries, 1981) and Rodney Hampton (102 carries, 1993).

John Riggins holds the record including the playoffs; the Redskins' back recorded a whopping 111 carries during the 1982 playoffs, finishing with 38 in the Super Bowl XVII win over the Dolphins.

Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 03 Jan 2010

12 comments, Last at 05 Jan 2010, 4:17am by Jerry


by Nuss (not verified) :: Sun, 01/03/2010 - 8:45pm


by knathon (not verified) :: Mon, 01/04/2010 - 4:47pm

Go Cougs Indeed!!!

by Raiderjoe :: Mon, 01/04/2010 - 1:19am

Keep trying to post stuff, bnut spam filter notice coming on scrren

by Raiderjoe :: Mon, 01/04/2010 - 1:21am

okay, well, can post again

Riggins also had 25 carries vs Lins for total of 136 in 4 postseoasn games in 82.

streak of fgoodness continue next year when go 25-119 vs Ramms, and 36-123 vs SF. Then get whipped in sb18 by Raiders 26 cars, 64 yards

by Theo :: Mon, 01/04/2010 - 5:03am

Maybe you're using the wrong browser.
Yesterday at home, I got no filter blockings, and now somewhere else, the first one gets blocked.

by bubqr :: Mon, 01/04/2010 - 7:02am

Great coaching by Mangini, way to start using him when the season is over.

by Theo :: Mon, 01/04/2010 - 9:05am

Took him 12 games to realise that there are no receivers or tight ends on the roster.

by The Other Ben Johnson (not verified) :: Mon, 01/04/2010 - 11:10am

I think it took him 12 games to realize his job is actually in trouble. He didn't care about the season. He's the Roland Burris of NFL head coaches.

by erniecohen :: Mon, 01/04/2010 - 12:49pm

I'm sorry, but exactly what qualifies as an "NFL record"? Are you telling me that somebody in the NFL recordkeeping department actually decided to maintain 3-game-stretch records? What about stretches of other lengths?

by Eddo :: Mon, 01/04/2010 - 1:06pm

Since plenty of places track game-by-game stats, it's not hard to figure out records for stretches of games.

by erniecohen :: Mon, 01/04/2010 - 10:09pm

My point is that there are records and there are records. Every play of every game sets an arbitrary number of records if one wants to get silly enough.

by Jerry :: Tue, 01/05/2010 - 4:17am

It's particularly ironic in light of this Tanier piece.