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Frank Gore passes 18,000 career yards from scrimmage


Chicago Bears v Miami Dolphins Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images

The Miami Dolphins earned a wild 31-28 overtime win over the Chicago Bears and now stand 4-2 looking to maintain pace with the New England Patriots in the AFC East. The Dolphins appeared to have that game sewn up in overtime, ready to rush for a game-winning touchdown, only to see Kenyan Drake fumble at the 1 yard line. However, the Bears missed a field goal from the Dolphins 35, and Miami was able to move the ball into Chicago territory and kick the game-winning field goal as overtime expired.

The Dolphins won thanks in no small part to running back Frank Gore. The future Hall of Famer rushed for 101 yards and added an 18-yard reception. As noted by fellow Frank Gore fanatic Kyle Madson, Gore became the 6th player 35 years or older to surpass 100 rushing yards in a game.

Gore’s durability in his NFL career has also pushed him to another career milestone. With his 119 total yards on Sunday, Gore surpassed 18,000 yards from scrimmage for his career. He now has 18,054 yards from scrimmage, and is only 136 yards back of Barry Sanders for sixth place on the all-time leaderboard. He is another 266 yards back of LaDanian Tomlinson for fifth place.

Gore averaged 6.7 yards per carry on Sunday, and is averaging 4.88 yards per carry for the season. It is his highest rushing average since 2009, a season in which he rushed for 1,120 yards for the 49ers. He is splitting time with Kenyan Drake, but has been more effective than the 24-year old Drake. On the season, Gore has rushed 62 times for 303 yards, while Drake has rushed 52 times for 210 yards (4.03 ypc).

Not too shabby for an old man!