Top 50 Moments: Corey Dillon Breaks Single-Game Rushing Record
Bengals running back Corey Dillon pulls out a game for the ages, breaking one of pro sports' hallowed records when he tumbles into the end zone with 1:49 left in the game at the end of a 41-yard run that gives Dillon the single-game NFL rushing record with 278 yards and the Bengals a 31-21 victory.
Top 50 Moments: Corey Dillon Sets Rookie Rushing Record
The only thing missing in this Thursday night ESPN game on Dec. 4, 1997 is the throwback jersey. In the third start of his reunion tour, 36-year-old quarterback Boomer Esiason dissects the Oilers' eight-man front so precisely that running back Corey Dillon breaks Jim Brown's 40-year-old rookie rushing record with 246 yards during the Bengals 41-14 victory.
This Day in Bengals History: Dillon Eclipses a Legend on Starry Night at Riverfront
December 4, 1997: On his second carry of the night Bengals running back Corey Dillon goes over 700 yards for his rookie season to earn a $30,000 bonus. A total of 37 carries later Dillon sets a priceless record when he breaks Jim Brown's single-game rookie rushing record with 246 shock-absorber yards, a feat magnified by Brown's legend and the 40 years since he went for 237 against the Rams.