Steven Jackson and Running Back Records

July 2, 2014 Rushing

One of my very first posts at Football Perspective looked at the weighted career winning percentages of various running backs. You can calculate a player’s weighted career winning percentage in lots of ways, but here’s what I did: Calculate the percentage of yards from scrimmage a running back gained in each season as a percentage […]

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Checkdowns: Career rushing stats in wins and losses

December 30, 2012 History

Yesterday, I noted that Adrian Peterson is averaging nearly two more yards per rush in losses than wins. He’s also averaging a nearly identical number of rushing yards per game in wins and losses. As you’re about to see, that’s pretty rare. We all know that wins are correlated with rushing yards, so it should […]

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Steven Jackson: the Ollie Matson of the 21st century

June 19, 2012 Rushing

Steven Jackson is the Ollie Matson of the 21st century. What does that mean? Before we answer that, take a look at Steven Jackson’s impressive career: Rushing Receiving Year Age Tm Att Yds TD Y/A Rec Yds Y/R TD YScm RRTD 2004 21 STL 134 673 4 5.0 19 189 9.9 0 862 4 2005 […]

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