Hall of Famer Steve van Buren is the only Eagle to lead the NFL in rushing yards (he did so four times) and he was also the league's career rushing leader for the better part of nine seasons.
Below is the progression of the NFL's career rushing leader.
Also, take a look at van Buren's 10-game touchdown streak.
|Career Leader||Broke Record||Final Total|
|Steve van Buren||1949||5,860|
|Jim Brown||Oct. 20, 1963||12,312|
|Walter Payton||Oct. 7, 1984||16,726|
|Emmitt Smith||Oct. 27, 2002||18,355|