Last week, Murray joined an elite class of running backs when he rushed for his fifth straight 100-yard game against the Houston Texans. This was something Smith never reached, but Murray did tie two other greats, Jim Brown and O.J. Simpson. Brown accomplished the feat in 1958, while Simpson joined Brown in 1975. Brown currently holds the record for consecutive 100-yard games with six in ’58.
Murray could tie Brown’s record this Sunday, but his legs will be tested against the league’s number one rush defense, the Seattle Seahawks.
Murray ranks first in rushing yards per game with 134, while the Legion of Boom ranks first rush defense, allowing a paltry 62.3 yards per game. Murray also ranks first in rushing touchdowns (5), while Seattle is tied for third in giving up the fewest rushing touchdowns (1).