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Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Moore's NFL touchdown record reaches 18 games
By Larry Schwartz
Special to

Sept. 19, 1965

Jim Brown is the best running back in the NFL, but Lenny Moore is the most consistent touchdown maker. A streak that started in 1963 continues in today's season-opener in Baltimore when the versatile Colts' running back scores a touchdown for the 18th consecutive game, extending his NFL record.

Moore, who led pro football with 20 touchdowns in a 14-game season in 1964, reaches the end zone on a one-yard run in the second quarter against Minnesota. Moore's touchdown is the Colts' first score as they rally from a 10-0 deficit to defeat the Vikings, 35-16, before a sellout crowd of 56,562.

No player will seriously challenge the record. O.J. Simpson has the second-best streak, at 14, in 1975.

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