Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton passed Jim Brown (12,312 yards) as the all-time rushing leader in the third quarter of the Bears' 20-7 victory over New Orleans in October 1984. Payton took a pitchout from quarterback Jim McMahon and dashed into the record books with a 6-yard run. As soon as the play was over, cameramen and photographers rushed onto the field to capture Payton exchanging high-fives with teammates. Payton finished the game with 154 yards, his record-setting 59th career 100-yard game.
Text: Abe Schwadron
Photo: Heinz Kluetmeier/SI