Colts Running Back Frank Gore Moves Up on the All-Time Rushing List


Many of the Colts’ players and fans would like to forget Sunday’s loss to the Jaguars, but Frank Gore had a strong day as he passed two NFL legends on the all-time rushing yards rankings.

I guarantee Frank Gore would’ve traded his personal accomplishments for a win against Jacksonville on Sunday, but that was not to be as the Colts lost 30-10 to the division-leading Jaguars.

While the offense couldn’t muster much production against one of the league’s best offenses, Gore was able to gain 61 yards on the ground on 13 carries.

The 13-year NFL veteran entered the day seventh all-time in career rushing yards, but his 61 yards were enough to pass up Jerome Bettis and LaDanian Tomlinsion on the list of leading rushers. Bettis and Tomlinson have already been enshrined in the Hall of Fame, and Frank Gore is a lock to earn a spot next to them in Canton, Ohio.

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Gore came into Sunday’s game with 13,636 career rushing yards and he ended the day with 13,697 as he’s behind only Curtis Martin, Barry Sanders, Walter Payton, and Emmitt Smith on the all-time leaderboard.

The combination of the Colts’ problems along the offensive line and the increased mileage on Gore’s 34-year-old legs have slowed him down during his time in Indianapolis. He’s averaged less than 4 yards per carry in each of his three seasons with the Colts, but he continues to be the team’s workhorse out of the backfield.

Marlon Mack has been explosive when he’s touched the ball as a rookie this season, and he will surely overtake Gore as the Colts’ lead back in 2018. But for now we can appreciate Frank Gore’s greatness as he continues to reach incredible milestones.

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