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Reason #21: Best playoff per carry average in NFL history

Everyone knew Davis would get the ball in the postseason, and they still couldn’t stop him. That’s a Hall of Famer.

Terrell Davis #30

When it comes to Terrell Davis and his candidacy for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, it’s all about the playoffs.

As we laid out earlier in our countdown, Davis is the best postseason running back in NFL history. There’s no question. There’s no argument. There’s no debate. But as we move ahead in the 30 reasons in 30 days the Denver Broncos running back is a Hall of Famer, one playoff number stands out like a VW Bug at a muscle car convention.

Davis owns the best playoffs per carry average in NFL history. Again, it’s not even close. Davis is No. 1 at 5.6 yards per carry. The next on the list is Marcus Allen with 5.04. Allen is in the Hall of Fame. Simply put: That’s what a Hall of Famer looks like.

When the games mattered most, and the opposing team, everyone in attendance and watching at home knew Davis would get the ball, he still could not be stopped. Also remember he did this against the best defenses and teams in the NFL, and they still couldn’t stop him when he got the ball.

As I said in my first story in the countdown: How is this even a discussion?