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20 years later: How Barry Sanders ran for 2K and a place in history

Barry Sanders took the handoff with a little over two minutes left that late Sunday afternoon in December. He bounced forward, jumped a little bit and plunged into the pile. He got up, shook himself off and went back to the huddle. It was like nothing happened. The ball was reset into play. Only then did someone stop what was going on. Sanders had reached a rarefied NFL plateau: 2,000 yards. The Silverdome crowd delayed a cheer. Sanders seemed momentarily confused. Tight end Pete Metzelaars went up to him and shook his hand, and the rest of the Detroit Lions offense gathered around. The referee handed Sanders the ball. Sanders gave it to his father, William, watching on the sideline. "When h

Through My Eyes: C.J. Anderson

In his own words, C.J. Anderson remembers Tony Perry, a high-school coach who helped him achieve his NFL path. I definitely wouldn't be in the position I am today if it wasn't for Tony Perry. You can Google him if you want. I won't name everybody, but he got a bunch of defensive backs in the league and became the DB Guru. He passed away on Nov. 11 and services were held Saturday. He didn't let anyone touch his DBs. He was really sensitive about his DBs. I can see God telling him, 'Man, it's your time. It's your time to go.' And I can see him telling God, 'Nah, man, no one can touch my DBs.' And I can see God using one of his words, like, 'You the coldest. It's time. You've got to come to hea

Game Mixon eyes Steelers

Joe Mixon (28) ran with brute force Sunday like role model Marshawn Lynch. Joe Mixon looked up to Le’Veon Bell, but when they meet Monday night (8:25-ESPN, Cincinnati’s Channel 5) when Mixon’s Bengals meet Bell’s Steelers, probably not so much anymore. If Mixon is looking up to anybody it is Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch, his fellow Bay-area product who has been checking up on him since he was in middle school. And boyhood hero Michael Vick. Mixon and Lynch met at some of the many community events Lynch has been making it a point to attend since he played at California and Lynch was one of the two current NFL running backs to reach out to Mixon after his first career 100-yard game last

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