Ranking the Seven 2,000+ Yard Rushing Seasons in NFL History


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7. Jamal Lewis (2003)

16 games  387 attempts

2,066 yards  14 TDs

5.3 YPC  129.1 YPG

Jamal Lewis may have had the second-most rushing yards in a single season in NFL history, but overall his season wasn’t as impressive as the rest of the guys on this list. His 5.3 yards per carry were the second-worst average of the 2,000-yard rushers and his receiving yards were also not that impressive, as he only had 205 receiving yards. Touchdowns were also just middle of the pack at 14. On the other side of the ball. the Ravens defense was insanely good in 2003, but on offensive he was really the only threat. The two quarterbacks, Anthony Wright and Kyle Boller, combined for 2,459 yards 16 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. Without Lewis it is unlikely that the Ravens would have made the playoffs and won the division. Still for a 2,000-yard rusher, his stats just didn’t jump out in any way, and thus he will be ranked last here.