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Frank Gore moves past LaDainian Tomlinson for fifth all time in yards from scrimmage


Frank Gore continues piling up yards and moving up career leaderboards. Midway through the first quarter of Week 14, Gore has moved past Hall of Fame running back LaDainian Tomlinson for No. 5 all time on the career yards from scrimmage leaderboard. Gore entered the day with 18,414 total yards for his career, while Tomlinson had 18,456. Gore gained 40 yards on his first two rushing attempts during the Dolphins first drive, and added nine yards early on the Dolphins second drive.

Next up on the leaderboard is Marshall Faulk, who has 19,154 total yards from scrimmage. Gore is unlikely to reach Faulk this season, but if he chooses to return in 2019, he could surpass him, and also move past Barry Sanders for third all-time in rushing yards. Gore entered Week 14 with 14,642 yards, which left him 627 yards back of Sanders.

There is no word yet on if Gore will return in 2019, but he is showing no signs of slowing down this year. In some ways, he’s found another wind. Last season, he led the Colts in rushing, but averaged 3.7 yards per carry. This season, he leads the Dolphins in rushing, and is averaging 4.4 yards per carry. Kenyan Drake is a solid complement, which has likely kept Gore a little bit fresher thus far. We’ll see if Miami wants him back in 2019, or if they want to go forward with Drake.