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Smith vs. Payton

September 02, 2002

Times led the league in rushing:

Payton--1 (1977) Smith--4 (1991-93, 1995)

Among the league's all-time leaders:

*--* Emmitt Smith could break Walter Payton's record for career rushing yards this season. A look at the two running backs: Payton Smith Games 190 185 Carries 3,838 3,798 Yards 16,726 16,187 Yards/Carry 4.4 4.3 Rush TD 110 148 Receptions 492 470 Yards/Rec 4,538 2,923 Average 9.2 6.2 Reception TD 15 11

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RUSHES: Payton--Ranks 1st; Smith--2nd

RUSHING YARDS: Payton--1st; Smith--2nd

RUSHING TD: Payton--3rd; Smith--1st

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