Dunn's 90-yard TD run vs. Giants sets Falcons record

Updated: October 15, 2006, 4:22 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Warrick Dunn set an Atlanta Falcons record when he ran 90 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter Sunday against the New York Giants.

With the Falcons backed up at their 10 after a punt, Dunn took the handoff on a routine-looking play up the middle. He found a big hole, picked up a block from fullback Justin Griffith and spun off a couple of tacklers, including cornerback Sam Madison.

The play broke Jerious Norwood's 2-week-old team record, a 78-yard touchdown run in the Falcons' last game against Arizona.

It was also the longest run of Dunn's career. The previous long was 76 yards against Chicago in 1997, his rookie year with Tampa Bay.


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