Carrying the Rock For the Queen City: Buffalo Bills Running Backs

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Carrying the Rock For the Queen City: Buffalo Bills Running Backs

Two of the best running backs in the history of the NFL played the bulk of their respective careers in Buffalo: O.J. Simpson and Thurman Thomas. While they both finished their careers with brief stops elsewhere, they will always be thought of as being Bills! Thomas ranks 16th and Simpson ranks 21st in terms of the most career rushing yards in NFL history. This quiz will test your knowledge about them and many other running backs who played for Buffalo. Time to Begin!

Where did Thurman Thomas play college football?

O.J. Simpson once had 16 rushing TDs in a season. Which RB is 2nd with 13?

Where did O.J. Simpson play college football?

In Super Bowl XXV vs the Giants, who had the Bills 1st rushing TD?

How many seasons did Marshawn Lynch play for Buffalo?

How many seasons did Travis Henry play for Buffalo?

Who has the most rushing yards in franchise history?

How many seasons did Willis McGahee play for Buffalo?

From 2015 to 2018, how many times did LeSean McCoy rush for over 1000 yards?

What Buffalo RB had the most rushing attempts in a single season?

Where did Willis McGahee play college football?

What RB with over 3000 yards rushing has the highest yards per carry in team history?

What Buffalo Bill running back once rushed for 2003 yards in a season?

For what other team did former Bills RB Travis Henry once have a 1000 yard season?

In this group of 4 RBs, which of them had the highest yards per carry as a Bill?

In the last 4 seasons, how many times has Devin Singletary lead the team in rushing?

Where did Marshawn Lynch play college football?

How many times did Fred Jackson lead the team in rushing?

From 1989 to 1996, how many 1000 yard rushing seasons did Thurman Thomas have?

Which of these other teams did former Bills RB Willis McGahee NOT play for?

In team history, where does QB Josh Allen rank in career rushing TDs?

Fred Jackson was a Bill from 2005 to 2014. Where did he finish his career?

Which of these other teams did former Bills RB LeSean McCoy NOT play for?

O.J. Simpson was a Bill from 1969 to 1977. Where did he finish his career?

In this group of 4 RBs, which of them had the highest yards per carry as a Bill?

Carrying the Rock For the Queen City: Buffalo Bills Running Backs

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