From "The Rundown" : Inside the Numbers

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With 134 yards on the ground yesterday, Chris Johnson became just the sixth player in NFL history with more than 2,000 rushing yards in one season. But why stop there? He also had 20 yards receiving, meaning he set the new mark for most yards ever from scrimmage with 2,509. Marshall Faulk's old mark of 2,429 stood since 1999.

More from The Rundown, including why good defense could be bad news for Dallas, and why you don't remember what you think you remember about Trojans basketball, after the jump.


The Eagles couldn't clinch the No. 2 seed in Dallas yesterday. In fact, they couldn't even score. And so your Cowboys post back-to-back shutouts for the first time in franchise history. And they're just the sixth team since 1933 (also known as the first year of the NFL Championship) to end the regular season with back-to-back shutouts. And none of the other five went on to win the title.


Remember the 21 wins O.J. Mayo led USC to back in 2007-2008? No, you don't, because they never happened. At least as far as the school is concerned. The Trojans have slapped themselves with sanctions, vacating all of those wins as well as returning all of the money they received through the Pac-10 for taking part in the 2008 NCAA tournament. In addition, they've also taken themselves out of postseason play this season, forfeited one scholarship this season and next, and cut back recruiting this year and next.

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