Green continues to make mark on record book
Tuesday, November 11, 2003
With Ahman Green, you take the good with the bad. This year, and Monday night against the Eagles in particular, the good has been nothing short of sensational.
Where to start with a running back thatís putting his stamp all over the teamís record book? On a night when Brett Favre struggled, Greenís total contribution from scrimmage is a good place to look.
Running in the rain, Green piled up 224 yards from scrimmage. His 192 yards rushing broke Dorsey Levensí single-game team record, and he gained another 32 yards on three catches.
Yes, Green lost two fumbles. But heís also producing yardage like just about no other Packers player in history.
For Green, it was the 15th time heís gained 150 or more yards from scrimmage. Thatís a team record.
Not only that, but the 224 yards is a single-game record for a Packers running back as well.
Green accounted for 146 of the Packersí 162 first-half yards.
He softened up the Eagles with 122 yards rushing on 18 carries.
Just before halftime, he played receiver, turning a short pass into a 24-yard touchdown.
Green also scored the Packersí other touchdown on a 45-yard run in the fourth quarter.
Only two other Packers have amassed 150 or more yards from scrimmage 10 or more times. Jim Taylor did it on 14 occasions and James Lofton got there 11 times.
Until Monday, Taylor had held the single-game team record for most yards from scrimmage by a running back. He gained 221 yards against the Rams on Dec. 13, 1964.
ē The Packers have rushed for 502 yards in their last two games: 261 against the Vikings and 241 against the Eagles. Green Bay hasnít posted back-to-back 200-yard rushing days since Weeks 4 and 5 of the 1985 season. The 502 yards in consecutive weeks is the most since gaining 509 against the Bears and Eagles on the first two weekends in November 1962.
Eric Goska is a Press-Gazette correspondent, a Packers historian and the author of ďGreen Bay Packers: A Measure of Greatness,Ē a statistical history of the Packers. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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