Putting records in their place

Single-season rushing record ranks No. 2 on this individual NFL achievement list

Originally Published: December 28, 2012
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Football statistics simply don't resonate with fans the same way baseball stats do.

Whether it's the career or single-season home run records or Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak, baseball has numbers that remain in the forefront of sports fans' minds. Football has its cherished stats, but they aren't quite as easy to recite.

In Week 16, for example, Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions broke Jerry Rice's single-season receiving yardage record, but how many fans knew off the top ...

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