The Bengals all-time leading rusher was known to make opposing defensive coordinators wince during pre-game warmups when they could feel his brute strength and chip-on-the-shoulder purpose as he merely ran past them. He has authored the three biggest rushing games in Bengals history, including the 278-yard masterpiece on just 22 carries against Denver's No. 2 rush defense that allowed no Bengals pass completions in the last three quarters. The Oct. 22, 2000 game marked the first Bengals win in Paul Brown Stadium, where the improbable was good enough to break Walter Payton's 23-year-old NFL record and came just three years after Dillon broke Jim Brown's 40-year-old rookie single game rushing record with 246 yards against the Oilers at Riverfront Stadium. They are two of the 14 biggest rushing games in NFL history and only he and O.J. Simpson appear on that list twice. In that remarkable 2000 season he became the first Bengal to rush for more than 1,400 yards on 4.6 yards per carry for an offense that averaged 4.9 yards per pass.
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