Turner Rushes His Way Into the Falcons Record Books

Michael Turner continues to be the driving force behind the Falcons run game as well as their turn around for the 2008 season. Sunday vs the Bucs he ran for 152 yards rushing on 32 carries. It was the most rushing yards Turner had in a game since his 220 yard outing against Detroit in the season-opener.

Turner had some impressive runs vs the Bucs, going for carries of 18, 15, 10, 22 and 17 yards during the huge 13-10 OT win. He moved past former Falcon Warrick Dunn, now with the Bucs, into fifth on the Falcons list for rushing yards in a season. At 1,421 yards on the season, Turner is 425 shy of Jamal Anderson’s record of 1,846 yards. That’s probably out of reach with only two regular season games left.

One record that he did break on Sunday is that of TD’s in a single season, as Turner scored his 15th touchdown of the year on a one-yard plunge in the first quarter. While he likely won’t get mentioned much for the 08 MVP award, doesn’t he deserve it?


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