Rushing yards are yards gained by running the ball instead of passing.
Walter Payton broke O.J. Simpson's single-game rushing record. Payton gained 275 rushing yards in a 1977 game against the Minnesota Vikings.
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.
Jim Brown's 1,863 rushing yards in 1963 stood as the single-season record until O.J. Simpson gained 2,003 yards during the 1973 season.
He gained 3139 rushing yards his career.He also gain 2133 receiving yards, and 34 total touchdowns.
18, 355 yards.
That would be the New England Patriots who gained 6580 yards, 4731 passing and 1849 rushing. Second was the Green Bay Packers wih 5931 yards, 4334 passing and 1597 rushing.
Timmy Smith (204 Rushing yards).
Adrian Peterson 296 yards
296, done by Adrian Peterson of the Vikings. Before him, Jamal Lewis had the record, rushing for 295 in a single game.
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.
Depends on if you mean all time/career or single season
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.
In 2005, McGahee led in rushing yards with 1,247, with Williams coming way behind in second with only 161 yards rushing.
The quarterback with the most rushing yards in NFL history is Randall Cunningham with a total of 4,928 Yards (35 TDs). Michael Vick (Active) comes in second at 4,567 Yards (31 TDs). Steve Young is 3rd with 4,239 Yards but has the most career rushing touchdowns. (43 TDs). Also notable records include: - Michael Vick's single season QB Rushing Yards record at 1,039 Yards (8.4 Yards Per Carry). - New England Patriot Steve Grogan's single season (1976) QB Rushing Touchdown record with 12 Touchdowns. - The single game Rushing TD record at 3 TDs by many different QBs including Daunte Culpepper.
All-time rushing yards (16,726; now surpassed), Most 100-yard rushing games (77), and Most yards gained rushing in a game (275; now surpassed).
Ricky Williams with 1853 rushing yards in the 2002 season.
Stephen Davis led the team in rushing that year with 1,318 yards. Larry Centers was second with 103 yards.
Denard Robinson from the University of Michigan holds the record for most rushing yards by a quarterback in a season with 1,538 yards. Robinson also holds the record for most career rushing yards by a QB in NCAA history with 4,495 yards.
Adrian Peterson (Vikings) led the league with 1760 yards rushing. Second was Michael Turner (Falcons) with 1699 yards. The highest rushing rookie was Steve Slaton (Texans), rushing for 1282 yards (6th highest for all players).
The career leader in rushing for the Packers is Jim Taylor who gained 8,207 yds (1958-66)
Rushing is when they run the football and the gain yards.
10,449 rushing yards
1686 yards by Charles Alexander