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Wednesday’s Prime Numbers looks at the best to wear No. 28

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The Prime Numbers series continues on Wednesday’s edition of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN with a look at a number worn by a surprisingly high number of all-time greats.

We’ve narrowed the list to seven.  Vote for the best three.

One of them, Curtis Martin, will join the program to talk about how he ended up wearing No. 28 after donning No. 29 at Pitt.

And then tune in Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. ET for a 60-minute edition of the show, featuring Hines Ward and Ross Tucker as the analysts for the day.

Ward wore No. 86 when he played.  Tucker wore, well, a number.  Between 1 and 99.  Beyond that, throw a dart or something.

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35 Responses to “Wednesday’s Prime Numbers looks at the best to wear No. 28”
  1. thestrategyexpert says: Jun 17, 2014 11:03 PM

    Faulk that, I heard some stories from old man Holt.

  2. youcantmakemepickausername says: Jun 17, 2014 11:08 PM

    Wow, great list, so many great players. Just like any good Eagles fan, cant stand the Redskins, but still went with Darrell Green. Amazing player. One of my first football watching memories as a kid was him running down Dorsett from behind on Monday Night Football.

  3. mrtzl20 says: Jun 17, 2014 11:21 PM

    All time greatest to wear number 28, and Chris Johnson is on the ballot but Fred Taylor is not?

    Yeah, ok.

  4. bmorepositive123 says: Jun 17, 2014 11:22 PM

    Warren Dunn deserves to win the award for best human being to ever play in the NFL

  5. lks311 says: Jun 17, 2014 11:39 PM

    Gentlemen, class act, but Curtis Martin may be the single most overrated player in the entire Hall Of Fame. I can’t remember a single incident in which I saw him play and said, “Wow”.

  6. bornahawker says: Jun 18, 2014 12:03 AM

    Faulk and Green are locks, I have to say AD is also a lock.
    Go Hawks!

  7. bobnelsonjr says: Jun 18, 2014 12:08 AM

    You should have someone on staff with a little more experience.

    Willie Buchanon certainly was better than Dillon, Dunn, and Johnson.

    Obviously, only those involved in fantasy football would vote for Peterson.

    Marshall deserves a lot of respect and his share of vote.

    Emotionally, I would vote for Green. He had longevity and great respect for the shield. He did a lot for the game.

  8. Aaron Rodgers Has Tiny Hands says: Jun 18, 2014 12:17 AM

    Johnson and Dunn don’t really belong on that list. Adrian Peterson is the best, of course, and Ahmad Rashad needs to be on there somewhere.

  9. gromgrimfist says: Jun 18, 2014 12:28 AM

    Peterson being number 1 on this list is laughable

  10. jville808 says: Jun 18, 2014 12:43 AM

    Chris Johnson and no Fred Taylor????

  11. firerogergoodell says: Jun 18, 2014 12:45 AM

    I’d take Adrian Peterson ALL DAY, everyday. With all due respect to deserving HOF players in Faulk, Martin and Green. AD will be a first ballot Hall of Famer and the NFL’s All-Time leading rusher when he finally hangs up his cleats.

  12. jags4ever says: Jun 18, 2014 1:31 AM

    A. Peterson 5.0 yards per carry. C. Johnson 4.6. Fred Taylor 4.6. Everybody else below those numbers. Oh yea, Fred wore 28 but nobody…what’s the point

  13. mikebrownistheworstownerinprosports says: Jun 18, 2014 1:36 AM

    I give a slight edge to Faulk over AP, based on versatility. Faulk was an amazing receiver. AP has never been real strong in that area. I gotta give some props to Dillon as well. If he hadn’t wasted most of his career playing on some terrible Bengals teams, he’d be a sure fire HOF’er. He was a violent runner. A better version of Marshawn Lynch.

  14. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Jun 18, 2014 2:02 AM

    Marshall Faulk probably jumped to everyone’s attention, and he would get my vote.

    Having said that, the original Curt Warner (Penn State RB for the Seahawks about three decades or so ago) was on his way to a pretty special career — before shredding his knee (and his career in the process).

    Curt was not on this seven player list, but I felt he deserved mention.

  15. Umbra Aeternus says: Jun 18, 2014 2:13 AM

    Why would someone vote for CJ1K?

  16. russrpm says: Jun 18, 2014 2:29 AM

    Darren Woodson.

  17. 702vikes says: Jun 18, 2014 3:01 AM


  18. Ram says: Jun 18, 2014 3:03 AM

    Marshall Faulk and Darrell Green are clearly the top 2! AP might someday be considered, but he has a ways to go.

    Faulk was amazing with the Colts and unstoppable with the Rams. The Rams would not have won a Super Bowl without him.

    Green was a major part of a Redskins’ defense that dominated at times during the 80’s and early 90’s. His 20 year career as a DB is truly a remarkable feat.

  19. iamdinguskhan says: Jun 18, 2014 4:37 AM

    Darrell Green

  20. vinsanitynow says: Jun 18, 2014 6:24 AM

    Anyone who does not for Darrell Green does not understand football or is under the age of 25 without any knowledge of history

  21. bchagnon says: Jun 18, 2014 6:35 AM

    28 is not a prime number though.

  22. NoRespect says: Jun 18, 2014 7:13 AM

    Chose Darrell Green, but if he isn’t in first, I am OK with the two that are ahead of him. I don’t agree, but any one of the other names would be ridiculous.

  23. screbels89 says: Jun 18, 2014 7:55 AM

    funny how these votes seem to be for the last 10 years. DG was an all-time player.

  24. goodtogo28 says: Jun 18, 2014 8:40 AM

    everyone remembers green catching dorsett from behind but the run down of eric dickerson in 86 was just as great as the dorsett one. btw, the punt return for touchdown against the bears in 87 is another memorable play by green.

  25. hardate says: Jun 18, 2014 9:49 AM

    Chris Johnson being on this list is a joke.

  26. bkostela says: Jun 18, 2014 11:38 AM

    Freddy T!

  27. Aaron Rodgers Has Tiny Hands says: Jun 18, 2014 12:10 PM

    Ask Jim Brown who he thinks is the best to wear 28 and he’ll tell you it’s Adrian Peterson. He is not under 25 and has some understanding of NFL history.

  28. boston444 says: Jun 18, 2014 1:02 PM

    Corey Dillon anyone?

  29. z561 says: Jun 18, 2014 4:24 PM

    Warrick Dunn and Chris Johnson over Fred Taylor? Are you high?

  30. z561 says: Jun 18, 2014 4:25 PM

    Fred Taylor is 15th all time on the rushing list. In other words, since the NFL has been a thing, only 14 players have ran for more yards than him. Criminally underrated…

  31. esldatingdiaries says: Jun 18, 2014 10:24 PM

    I’m a Corey Dillon supercollector, with nearly 1,000 different cards of him, and I absolutely loved seeing him singlehandedly carry his 0-6 Bengals team to a win in Denver with a then record 278 yards in one game. However, even I have to give credit to the guy that broke the single game yardage record as a rookie, and that’s Adrian Peterson.

  32. phildebin says: Jun 20, 2014 1:15 AM

    Fred Taylor is not on this list. This list is meaningless.

  33. lukekuechlyrocks59 says: Jun 20, 2014 1:46 AM

    Props to Darrell Green, who was a great football player, and one FAST son of a gun. Although I might be a little biased, when Purple Jesus hangs up his cleats, he will be standing atop the NFL rushing world, as the greatest running back of all time, and the greatest player to ever don #28. SKOL VIKINGS!

  34. durskichiro says: Jun 20, 2014 4:34 PM

    My top 28’s All time:

    1 Peterson
    2 Faulk
    3 Green
    4 C Johnson He won’t have Tennesee’s crap line anymore. If returns to form can be top 3 by the end of his career. Still scores a10 on sick feeling in a D coordinator’s gut with his speed/acceleration.
    5 Martin
    6 Taylor
    7 Dillon
    8 Warner

  35. back2dabasics86 says: Jun 23, 2014 7:50 AM

    Cj2k has 8k rushing yards in 6 seasons vs Fred Taylor’s 11695 in 13 seasons. That’s 66 percent of Taylors rushing yards in less half the time. Everybody hates Chris lol

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