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Top NFL Running Backs by Decade

For each decade, name the NFL's top 10 rushers by yards gained.
Through 2018
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Last updated: December 31, 2018
First submittedOctober 18, 2016
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2010s
9,969
LeSean McCoy
9,187
Frank Gore
8,834
Adrian Peterson
7,778
Marshawn Lynch
7,629
Matt Forte
7,174
DeMarco Murray
6,417
Chris Johnson
6,306
LeGarrette Blount
6,270
Arian Foster
6,079
Jamaal Charles
 
 
2000s
12,490
LaDainian Tomlinson
10,693
Edgerrin James
10,607
Jamal Lewis
9,696
Clinton Portis
9,585
Fred Taylor
9,514
Tiki Barber
9,453
Shaun Alexander
9,217
Thomas Jones
8,876
Ahman Green
8,347
Warrick Dunn
1990s
13,963
Emmitt Smith
13,799
Barry Sanders
9,813
Thurman Thomas
9,083
Ricky Watters
8,463
Jerome Bettis
7,777
Terry Allen
7,400
Chris Warren
6,897
Rodney Hampton
6,701
Marshall Faulk
6,624
Terrell Davis
 
 
1980s
11,226
Eric Dickerson
9,800
Walter Payton
9,300
Tony Dorsett
7,712
Ottis Anderson
7,465
Gerald Riggs
7,275
Marcus Allen
7,176
George Rogers
7,146
Freeman McNeil
6,705
Curt Warner
6,625
Roger Craig
1970s
10,539
O.J. Simpson
8,563
Franco Harris
6,975
Larry Csonka
6,926
Walter Payton
6,822
John Riggins
6,518
Lydell Mitchell
6,186
Lawrence McCutcheon
5,887
Chuck Foreman
5,255
Greg Pruitt
5,185
John Brockington
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level 54
Oct 24, 2016
Interesting to see that guys like Curtis Martin (4th all-time rusher), Steven Jackson (18th), and Cory Dillon (20th) aren't on this list. Obviously starting their careers midway through the one decade and playing halfway into the next isn't the way to make this list.
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level 54
Oct 24, 2016
Additionally, are you making this quiz for WRs too?
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