Justin Fields Breaks NFL Record for Single-Game Rushing Yards By A Quarterback

By Dan Hope on November 6, 2022 at 4:03 pm
Justin Fields running for a 61-yard touchdown vs. the Dolphins.
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No NFL quarterback has ever rushed for more yards in a regular-season game than Justin Fields did against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

The former Ohio State quarterback broke the previous record of 173 yards, set by Michael Vick in 2002, on a 12-yard run in the fourth quarter that brought him to 178 yards on just 15 carries for the game.

The highlight of Fields’ record-setting day came early in the third quarter when he ran for a 61-yard touchdown, the longest run of his NFL career to date.

That was just one of seven runs of 10 or more yards by Fields in Saturday’s game.

Colin Kaepernick still holds the record for the most rushing yards by a quarterback in any NFL game with 181 yards in a divisional playoff game against the Green Bay Packers in 2013, but Fields’ performance sets a new high mark for a regular-season game, topping the 173-yard performance Vick had for the Atlanta Falcons against the Minnesota Vikings 20 years ago.

Fields also had his first three-touchdown game as a passer on Sunday, completing 17 of his 28 passes for 123 yards. The Bears came up just short on the scoreboard, however, falling 35-32 to the Dolphins.

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