Yesterday, I pointed out how no other Hall of Fame running back performed in the playoffs like Terrell Davis. In fact, it wasn’t even close. His 142.5 yards per game in the playoffs was more than 30 yards per game better than the next closest gold jacket.
Those yards also helped Davis pile up the touchdown scores. His 74 points in the playoffs (in just eight games, mind you) rank sixth all-time among non-kickers. The other five ahead of him are all Hall of Famer’s.
Those five Hall of Famers who scored more points in the playoffs are Jerry Rice (132), Emmitt Smith (126), Thurman Thomas (126), Franco Harris (102), and Marcus Allen (78).
To compete with those all-time greats, Davis needed just eight games. Rice played in 29 playoff games, Smith in 17, Thomas in 21, Harris in 19, and Allen in 16. Each of these Hall of Fame players needed at least double the playoff games to keep ahead of Davis on this list.
How many more reasons do Hall of Fame voters need to change their stance on Davis? The greatest playoff running back in NFL history achieved as much in his short, explosive career that these other Hall of Famer’s did in twice as much work.
End this travesty.