More on DeMarco Murray’s Stats: Yards from Scrimmage and All-Purpose Yards
Still can’t get over the day that DeMarco Murray had on Sunday. In the history of this franchise, the only performance remotely similar (i.e., player comes out of nowhere to gain more than 200 yards) was Miles Austin’s game against Kansas City in 2009, when Austin had 250 receiving yards.
Murray’s 253 yards from scrimmage were the third most in team history. His totals trail only Herschel Walker’s 292 yards (122 rushing, 170 receiving) against the Eagles in 1986 and Tony Dorsett’s 254 yards (147 rushing, 107 receiving) against the Colts in 1978.
Here is the complete list of the 21 times that a player has had at least 200 yards from scrimmage:
Murray’s performance was impressive even in terms of all-purpose yards, meaning rushing and receiving yards along with return yards. Although Murray’s performance against the Rams only ranks 11th all time in terms of return yards, eight of the players ahead of him had return yards in addition to their rushing and receiving yards. All of Murray’s yardage came on the ground.
Here is a complete list of the players who have had at least 200 all-purpose yards in a single game.