Ezekiel Elliott seeks to become first player with 16 straight 80-yard games

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If Ezekiel Elliott runs for at least 80 yards on Sunday, he’ll accomplish an NFL first.

Elliott has run for at least 80 yards in 15 consecutive games. Via Cowboys broadcaster Babe Laufenberg, the only other player to do that in NFL history is former Raiders running back Marcus Allen, who had 15-straight games of 80 yards or more from the fourth game of the 1985 season through the second game of the 1986 season.

In his first career NFL game, Elliott ran for 51 yards. Since then he has topped 80 yards in every single game he has played. The streak is for regular-season games only, meaning it doesn’t count his 125-yard game in last year’s playoff loss to the Packers, nor does it count Allen’s 121-yard game in a playoff loss after the 1985 season.

The streak is also only for games he played, meaning Elliott sitting out Week 17 last year doesn’t affect the streak. And if the NFL prevails in its attempt to suspend Elliott for six games, missing those games would not affect the streak either.

12 responses to “Ezekiel Elliott seeks to become first player with 16 straight 80-yard games

  1. This Bronco fan hopes he gets 81 yards and nothing more because that means he broke the record and Dallas is behind and has to pass – right into the best defense against the pass for the last two years.

    Unfortunately, Denver was weak against the run last year, and it’s too early to know if they’ve fixed the matter.

    Ought to be a good game.

  2. Interesting take DenverDave but typically if you’re handing the ball off to your RB all game it usually means you’re NOT playing from behind

    Given the way the DEN defense is set up currently, you’re gonna be running at them and not passing at all, their DBs are fantastic. Adam should have a rather pedestrian game

  3. Michael E says:
    September 16, 2017 at 8:53 am
    He’ll do it easily. The Cowboys are the most balanced team in the NFL and Super Bowl favorites.
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    Cowboys fans never let reality intrude on the delusion. Current odds to win the SB:
    New England Patriots: 9/2
    Green Bay Packers: 7/1
    Pittsburgh Steelers: 10/1
    Seattle Seahawks: 10/1
    Dallas Cowboys: 10/1

  4. Michael E says:
    September 16, 2017 at 8:53 am
    He’ll do it easily. The Cowboys are the most balanced team in the NFL and Super Bowl favorites.
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    Sorry dude, that honor belongs to the Patriots. The Cowboys chances will dip even lower when Zeke is suspended for one of his many offenses.

  5. Repulicansarefundamentallyawfulpeople says:
    September 16, 2017 at 5:54 pm
    Michael E says:
    September 16, 2017 at 8:53 am
    He’ll do it easily. The Cowboys are the most balanced team in the NFL and Super Bowl favorites.
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    Sorry dude, that honor belongs to the Patriots. The Cowboys chances will dip even lower when Zeke is suspended for one of his many offenses.

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    They should try winning a single postseason game

  6. Michael E says:
    September 16, 2017 at 8:53 am
    He’ll do it easily. The Cowboys are the most balanced team in the NFL and Super Bowl favorites.

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    Hell do it easily— strike one
    Cowboys most balanced team in the NFL—– strike two
    Cowboys Super Bowl favorites—— strike three

    Broncos 42 cowboys 17

    Thanks for playing

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