Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory...

Last Sunday, the Purple Jesus did the following:
  • Earned the Offensive Player of the Week Award, the first Viking's rookie to do so since Randy Moss
  • Set a franchise record for rushing yards in a game and most 100 yard games by a rookie
  • Rushed for the fifth most yards by a rookie in a game
  • Set the NFL Rookie record for all purpose yards in a game with the third most all purpose yards ever
  • Passed eight players for the NFL rushing lead
Over the course of five games, All Day has:

  • Rushed for 80 more yards than any other back, in one less game, and with the fewest carries of any back in the top ten
  • Averaged 6.3 yards per carry
  • Accumulated the third highest DPAR and has the tenth best DVOA, the only rookie in the top fifteen of either category
  • Racked up the second most rushing yards through five games by a rookie ever
  • More yards from scrimmage than any other player besides Ronnie Brown
  • Created a pace that, if he maintains it, will be the greatest season by a rookie running back ever, both in real football and in fantasy football
  • Earned the respect of the greatest running back in Vikings' history
As I've said before, I'm not a good enough writer to describe what the Purple Jesus has done so far this year. The only thing I can do is echo the great Ed McDaniel, who once said "Get yo' stats...get paid...Don't. Get. Hurt."

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