After rushing for 1,852 yards during the season, the Bears' Walter Payton is named player of the game in the Pro Bowl. He runs for 77 yards on 13 carries and scores the winning touchdown in the NFC's 14-13 victory.
Randall Cunningham passes Fran Tarkenton as the NFL's all-time rushing leader for quarterbacks during the Eagles' 16-12 loss at Washington.
Walter Payton runs for 154 yards to bring his career rushing total to 12,400 yards, breaking the mark of 12,312 held by Jim Brown, in the Bears' 20-7 victory over the Saints in Chicago.
Oklahoma rushes for 711 yards in a 75-28 rout of Kansas State in Manhattan, Kansas.
Walter Payton scores his 107th rushing touchdown as he breaks Jim Brown's record in the Bears' 20-3 victory over the Bucs in Chicago.
Marcus Allen runs for 104 yards, his 11th consecutive 100-yard game, but the Raiders lose to the Redskins, 10-6, in Washington.
North Carolina tailback Kelvin Bryant scores six touchdowns and runs for 211 yards on 19 carries in a 56-0 rout of East Carolina.
Emmitt Smith scores his record 25th touchdown of the season (all rushing) in the Cowboys' 37-13 win over the Cardinals in Tempe, Arizona.
With 200 yards rushing in Buffalo's 34-14 victory over the Jets at Shea Stadium in the season's final game, O.J. Simpson breaks Jim Brown's single-season record as he finishes with 2,003 yards.
Ed Marinaro sets an NCAA record of 4,132 career rushing yards as he runs for 272 in Cornell's 24-21 victory over Columbia in Ithaca, N.Y.