When you look at a player’s candidacy for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, stats start the presentation. Certain numbers define a player’s claim to get enshrined.
We’ve unloaded some statistics that start the conversation for Terrell Davis — his career numbers and number of games with 100 yards rushing or more. To continue our series of 30 reasons in 30 days that Davis should get his rightful place in Canton, Ohio, this is the collection of numbers that seals it.
There’s no debate. None. Davis is the best postseason running back in NFL history. What Davis did in the playoffs is beyond special, and it’s never been done or seen before or after him. There are times the numbers speak for themselves, this is one of those.
Terrell Davis Career Playoff Stats - 8 games total
- 204 Carries
- 1,140 Yards
- 5.60 yards per carry
- 12 TDs
- 142 yards per game
Look at those numbers again. Davis accomplished what he did in eight games. In seven of the eight games he played in the playoffs, he rushed for 100 yards or more. That’s what a Hall of Famer looks like.
Davis is the main reason John Elway and the Denver Broncos won back-to-back Super Bowls. Without Davis, they don’t march through the playoffs and allow Elway to finally clear that elusive hurdle.
When you look at those numbers, how is this even a discussion? When the games mattered most, no one was better than Davis. Not just in his era, but in the history of the NFL. That’s why the Hall of Fame exists. That’s why it was created.
It’s also why Davis should finally get his bust in Canton later this year.