Campbell runs for 200 yards for third time
Nov. 16, 1980
Earl Campbell, the Houston Oilers' bullish running back, continues his rampage through NFL defenses. For the third time in five games, he runs for more than 200 yards, accumulating 206 on 31 carries in Houston's 10-6 victory over the Bears in Chicago.
The Tyler Rose will tack on another 200-yard game in the season-finale in December, becoming the only player to ever record four in one year. No other back would run for 200 yards -- not even once -- this season.
Campbell will finish as the AFC's leading rusher with an Oilers' record 1,934 yards, 474 yards more than the NFC's top rusher, Walter Payton.