The record was previously held by Frenchy Fuqua
Walter Payton broke O.J. Simpson's single-game rushing record. Payton gained 275 rushing yards in a 1977 game against the Minnesota Vikings.
Adrian Peterson 296 yards
Walter Peyton's single game rushing record is 275 yards against the Minnesota Vikings in 1977.
157 yards per game
Emmitt Smith holds the record for most rushing yards in a career with 18,355 yards. Eric Dickerson holds the record for most rushing yards in a season with 2,105 yards. Adrian Peterson holds the record for most rushing yards in a single game with 296 yards.
Michael Vick of the Atlanta Falcons holds the NFL Quarterback single game rushing record with 173 yards from 10 attempts during a 2002 game vs the Vikings. Nealon Greene of the Edmonton Eskimos holds the CFL Quarterback single game rushing record with 180 yards in 14 carries versus the Saskatchewan Roughriders on July 19, 1999.
Most rushing yards in a single game: Adrian Peterson, 296. Most rushing yards in a season: Eric Dickerson, 2,105. Most rushing yards in a career: Emmitt Smith, 18,355.
On December 7, 2006, against the Cleveland Browns, Willie Parker ran for 223 yards, breaking the previous record held by John "Frenchy" Fuqua.
Emmitt Smith,with 18,355 rushing yards, currently holds the record for the highest rushing yards in the game.
The NFL record for yards gained rushing by a team in a single game is 426 by the Detroit Lions in a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates (now Steelers) on November 4, 1934.
As of the 2007 season, the NFL single playoff game rushing yards record is held by Eric Dickerson of the Los Angeles Rams who ran for 248 yards in a January 4, 1986 playoff game against Dallas. The Rams won the game 20-0.
jamal Lewis had 295 yards 4 the Baltimore ravens
He has the single game rushing record in the NFL with 296 yards.
Ron Johnson with 347 against Wisconsin in 1968.
296, done by Adrian Peterson of the Vikings. Before him, Jamal Lewis had the record, rushing for 295 in a single game.
Steve sleton holds the record with 654 rushing yards
Peterson broke the NFL single game rushing record with 296 yards.
Julius Jones with 262 yards vs. Pittsburgh in 2003
John Ortiz 267 yards vs albright