Tuesday Trivia: Backs with 400 Yards in Three Consecutive Games
DeMarco Murray followed up on his 253-yard performance in week 6 by gaining 74 yards against the Rams and another 139 against the Seahawks. His three-game total of 466 yards is the highest among any Dallas running back in history.
Murray is one of only four players who have gained 400 yards or more over a three-game stretch. Two of those backs are named Emmitt Smith and Tony Dorsett. More on them in a minute.
Today’s trivia question: who was the other back besides Murray, Smith, and Dorsett?
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Smith had three-game totals of more than 400 yards seven times during his career. All of these occurred between 1992 and 1995. His best three-game total came in weeks 6, 7, and 8 in 1993 when he gained 92 yards vs. San Francisco, 237 yards vs. Philadelphia, and 117 yards vs. the Giants. This gave him a total of 446 yards.
He also had three-game totals of 427 and 425 yards during the 1995 season.
Dorsett’s best three-game total occurred in weeks 1, 2, and 3 of the 1981 season when he had a total of 423 yards. He gained 132 yards against Washington, 129 yards against St. Louis, and 162 yards against New England.