On This Date 12/9/1984
With 215 yards against the Houston Oilers, Eric Dickerson of the Los Angeles Rams becomes the second member of the NFL’s 2,000-yard club. Dickerson breaks O.J. Simpson’s record of 2,003 yards, which was set in 1973 with the Buffalo Bills. Eric Dickerson scores two touchdowns as the Rams beat the Oilers 27-16 at Anaheim Stadium. The Rams had one game remaining, with Dickerson rushing for 98 yards to finish the season with 2,105 rushing yards, which remains the record.