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Bryce Brown Already in Top 10

Monday, Bryce Brown had the 10th highest rushing total in Eagles history.

Bryce Brown Already in Top 10

Bryce Brown set the Eagles’ record for rushing yards in a game by a rooke Monday night against the Carolina Panthers. It is the 10th-highest rushing total in Eagles history.

His 178 rushing yards were also the third-most by an Eagle running back in a loss. That seems fitting, as the two Eagles with more rushing yards than Brown in a defeat did so against the Cleveland Browns.

The most rushing yards in a game by an Eagle (*postseason game):

 Player  Date  Opponent  Result  Att.  Yds.  TD
 Steve Van Buren  Nov. 27, 1949  Pittsburgh Steeleers  W 34-17  27  205  0
 Duce Staley  Sept. 3, 2000  at Dallas Cowboys  W 41-14  26  201  1
 Wilbert Montgomery  Nov. 4, 1979  Cleveland Browns  L  19-24  30  197  1
 Steve Van Buren  *Dec. 18, 1949  at Los Angeles Rams  W 14-  0  31  196  0
 Wilbert Montgomery  *Jan. 11, 1980  Dallas Cowboys  W 20-  7  26  194  1
 Swede Hanson  Nov. 6, 1934  Cincinnati Reds  W 64-  0  18  190  2
 Timmy Brown  Nov. 7, 1965  at Cleveland Browns  L  34-38  16  186  1
 LeSean McCoy  Oct. 30, 2011  Dallas Cowboys  W 34-  7  30  185  2
 Timmy Brown  Nov. 28, 1965  at St. Louis Cardinals  W 28-24  18  180  1
 Bryce Brown  Nov. 26, 2012  Carolina Panthers  L  22-30  19  178  2
 Steve Van Buren  Nov. 20, 1949  New York Bulldogs  W 42-  0  35  174  2
 Ricky Watters  Oct. 20, 1996  Miami Dolphins  W 35-28  25  173  1
 Steve Van Buren  Nov. 21, 1948  Washington Redskins  W 42-21  29  171  2
 Wilbert Montgomery  Sept. 14, 1980  at Minnesota Vikings  W 42-  7  20  169  2
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