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Texans' Miller makes history with 2nd 97-yard run


Reuters Last Updated at 27-11-2018 08:48:57 IST

Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller ran his way into the history books on Monday night, becoming the first player in NFL history to record two 97-yard runs in a career.

In fact, according to NFL Research, he is the only player to go 95 or more yards twice in a career.

With less than 10 minutes left in the first half and the Texans leading the visiting Tennessee Titans 14-10, Miller took a handoff up the middle, broke to the right and outran two defenders to the end zone. It was the first play from scrimmage following a Titans punt.

It was the longest run by an NFL player since Miller went 97 yards against the New York Jets in the 2014 regular-season finale while a member of the Miami Dolphins.

According to Pro Football Reference, Miller now has two of the five longest rushes in NFL history. The Dallas Cowboys' Tony Dorsett has the only 99-yard rush in NFL history, accomplishing the feat against the Minnesota Vikings on a Monday night in 1983.

Longest rushes, NFL history

Source: pro-football-reference.com

99 yards -- Tony Dorsett, Dallas, 1983

98 -- Ahman Green, Green Bay, 2003

97 -- Andy Uram, Green Bay, 1939

97 -- Lamar Miller, Miami, 2014

97 -- Lamar Miller, Houston, 2018

--Field Level Media

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