McFadden Only 4th RB in History to Have 150 Rush Yards, 3 Rush TDs and 1 TD Catch in Same Game
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden rushed for 16 carries, 165 yards and three touchdowns and caught two passes for 31 yards and one touchdown in Week 7 versus the Denver Broncos, becoming only the fourth player in NFL history to have 150 rushing yards, three rushing touchdowns and a TD catch in the same game.
According to Playerfilter, the feat was first accomplished only ten years ago in Week 12 of the 2000-01 NFL season, when Fred Taylor racked up 234 rushing yards, 3 rushing TDs and one reception for a TD versus the Steelers. Since then, the event had only been repeated twice more - once by Marshall Faulk in 2002 and Larry Johnson in 2006 - both coming versus the Seahawks:
McFadden's performance stands out from the pack because of how efficiently it was accomplished - it took the other three players 30 carries or more to reach their numbers, while McFadden only needed 16. His 10+ yards per carry and nearly 20% rushing touchdown rate are the highest in the group.
McFadden's monster game propelled Oakland to a 59-14 win over Denver and goes down as the highest scoring game in Raiders history. McFadden was honored by the AFC as Offensive Player of the Week for the performance, and the ESPN Stats & Info blog has a good writeup of his recent statistical impact.
Statistics cited in this article are for games occurring since the AFL-NFL merger of 1970.