Dolphins running back Frank Gore passes Barry Sanders in scrimmage yards
Frank Gore continues to rewrite the NFL record book.
With a 9-yard run in the first quarter Sunday, Gore went over 500 rushing yards for the 14th consecutive season, setting a new NFL record.
Gore had been tied with Emmitt Smith and Walter Payton at 13 seasons. Both Smith and Payton are in the Hall of Fame, the near-certain reward awaiting Gore whenever he retires.
But at this point, why would he? Gore is the Dolphins’ best running back at age 35.
Already this year, Gore has moved into fourth place on the league’s all-time rushing list, passing Curtis Martin. And last week, he passed Barry Sanders and moved into sixth place on the league’s career yards-from-scrimmage list. Assuming he stays healthy, he should finish the year at least fifth on that list (LaDainian Tomlinson, 18,456).