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Payton breaks Jim Brown's NFL rushing record

Updated: October 17, 2005, 4:29 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

Oct. 7, 1984

The play is "Toss 28 Weak." The Chicago Bears have run it countless times, but today Walter Payton runs into history on it. Taking the pitchout to his left behind fullback Matt Suhey and left guard Mark Bortz, Payton rushes for sx yards and past Jim Brown in the record book. Brown had gained 12,312 yards in his nine-year career, but Payton passes him as the NFL's all-time rushing leader.

Payton, in his 10th season, runs for 154 yards in the Bears' 20-7 victory ...

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