Sept. 16, 1973 - O. J. Simpson became the first player in NFL to rush for 250 yards in one game

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This was the greatest rushing performance on opening weekend history. Dating back to 1933, no back has ever turned in a better kickoff-weekend effort than Hall of Famer O.J. Simpson. The Buffalo Bills former bruiser burned the New England Patriots for 250 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries in a brilliant Week 1 showing. Simpson scored on an 80-yard run in the first quarter and a 22-yard run in the third quarter.

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"If your team is going to win, you need to play better than the other quarterback." - Peyton Manning

Simply the best.

Sept, 14, 2003 - Jamal Lewis set the then NFL record for yards gained in a single-game with 295

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Jamal Lewis broke the previous record of 278 single-game rushing yards held by Corey Dillon and finished the game with two touchdowns as the Baltimore Ravens beat the Cleveland Browns 33-13. Lewis would go on to log 2,066 yards for the season, second most at the time. Lewis was rewarded by being named NFL Offensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press.

Lewis’s single-game rushing record was later broken by Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings on November 4, 2007, when he ran for 296 yards against the San Diego Chargers.

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"I’m still going to dunk, I just won’t touch the rim." - Calvin Johnson on the NFL no dunk rule.

Megatron.

"I don’t care about three years ago. I don’t care about two years ago. I don’t care about last year. The only thing I care about is this week." - Tom Brady

The past is the past, you gotta leave it behind.
It’s a new season. It’s a new day!

"I never play scared. I never have, I never will." - Russell Wilson

I ain’t never scared.

"Wins and losses come a dime a dozen. But effort? Nobody can judge effort. Effort is between you and you. Effort ain’t got nothing to do with nobody else." - Ray Lewis

I against I.

"Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein." - Joe Theismann

Pure genius.

"If my mother put on a helmet and shoulder pads and a uniform that wasn’t the same as the one I was wearing, I’d run over her if she was in my way. And I love my mother." - Bo Jackson

Bo knows.

"If you don’t want to be the best, then there’s no reason going out and trying to accomplish anything." - Joe Montana

Aim for the top!

"You can’t get down and think things won’t get better or they definitely won’t." - Calvin Johnson

Stay positive.

July 28, 1999 - Barry Sanders of the Lions retired from the NFL at age 31

Barry Sanders left football healthy, having gained 15,269 rushing yards, 2,921 receiving yards, and 109 touchdowns (99 rushing and 10 receiving). He retired within striking distance of Walter Payton's career rushing mark of 16,726 yards. Only Payton and Emmitt Smith have rushed for more yards than Sanders.

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"Patience is a virtue. Keep doing what you want to do and eventually things will happen." - Arian Foster

Namaste.

I knew I’d have a shot, have a chance. And when that chance came I’d make the most of it.” - Victor Cruz
All you need is one chance.

I knew I’d have a shot, have a chance. And when that chance came I’d make the most of it.” - Victor Cruz

All you need is one chance.

July 26, 1997 - Don Shula was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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Shula became head coach at age 33. He is the winningest coach in NFL history with a regular-season record: 328-156-6 (.676%), overall record: 347-173-6, (.665%). Shula led the Colts to seven straight winning records. In 26 years with Miami, he experienced only two seasons below .500. Shula coached in six Super Bowls, winning Super Bowls VII, VIII. He’s the only coach in NFL history to complete a 17-0 perfect season (1972). Before coaching, Shula played seven season as defensive back/halfback with Browns, Colts, and Redskins.

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