The Green Bay Packers have a storied history that dates back more than 100 years. They have won 13 championships, more than any other team in NFL history and have legendary players and coaches from Curly Lambeau and Don Hutson to Bart Starr, Vince Lombardi, Brett Favre, and Aaron Rodgers. But in the long history of the Packers franchise, this rare accomplishment has only happened five times and that is having two running backs go over 100 yards rushing in the same game. Amazingly enough, the Hall of Fame duo of Jim Taylor and Paul Hornung never accomplished this feat.

First Time in Packers History This Rare Accomplishment Has Taken Place: December 16, 1973, at Chicago

The Packers suffered through a disappointing season in 1973 but they accomplished a franchise first in the season finale, a 21-0 win over the Chicago Bears.

In this game, the duo of John Brockington and MacArthur Lane both went over 100 yards rushing with Brockington gaining 142 yards in 22 carries while Lane added 101 yards in 19 rushes.

Ironically, neither back scored any of the team’s three touchdowns. Quarterback Jerry Tagge completed only three passes but two of them were touchdown tosses to Jon Staggers. The only rushing touchdown was scored by backup running back Les Goodman who added 34 yards in five carries and scored on a three-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.

Second Time: November 23, 1980, at Minnesota

The Packers kept their playoff hopes alive in Week 12 with a 25-13 win over the Vikings in Minnesota. In this game, the duo of Eddie Lee Ivery and Gerry Ellis both went over 100 yards rushing. Ellis carried 15 times for 101 yards while Ivery carried 24 times for 145 yards.

Ellis opened the scoring in the second quarter with a one-yard run while Ivery closed out the scoring and clinched the victory with a 38-yard dash to the end zone in the fourth quarter.

The other touchdown came on a 35-yard pass from Lynn Dickey to wide receiver Aundra Thompson while kicker Tom Birney added a pair of field goals.

Third Time in Packers History This Rare Accomplishment Has Taken Place: December 1, 1985, vs Tampa Bay

Ivery and Ellis struck again in the infamous Snow Bowl at Lambeau Field. A blizzard covered the field, and the Packers dominated the game, beating Tampa Bay 21-0. The Packers outgained the Bucs 512-65 and gained 232 yards rushing as team in the game.

Ivery gained 109 yards in 13 carries while Ellis added 101 yards on just nine attempts. All three touchdowns scored came on the ground with Ellis scoring on a 35-yard run, Dickey scoring from one yard out and Jessie Clark finishing the scoring in the fourth quarter on a three-yard touchdown dash.

Although the game was a sellout, only 19,856 fans were able to get to Lambeau Field for the game while more than 36,000 fans were officially “no-shows.”

Fourth Time: October 29, 2006, vs. Arizona

Packers all-time leading rusher Ahman Green enjoyed his final 1,000-yard season in 2006. In Week 8, the Pack defeated the struggling Arizona Cardinals 31-14.

In this game, Green ran 21 times for 106 yards and two touchdowns. Meanwhile, Vernand Morency picked up 101 yards on just 11 carries, aided by a 23-yard run in the first quarter and a 36-yard dash in the second.

Favre threw for 180 yards and a touchdown pass to tight end David Martin. He also ran for another score.

Fifth Time in Packers History This Rare Accomplishment Has Taken Place: December 28, 2008, vs Detroit

The Packers closed out a disappointing 6-10 season in Rodgers’ first year as the team’s starter with a 31-21 home win over the Detroit Lions.

Rodgers threw for 308 yards and three touchdown passes including a 71-yard effort to Donald Driver. Jermichael Finley and John Kuhn also caught touchdown passes.

In this game, the duo of Ryan Grant and DeShawn Wynn each topped the 100-yard mark on the ground. They both gained 106 yards with Grant carrying 19 times to top the century mark and Wynn rushing just seven times. The second year back out of Florida only gained four yards on his only other carry of the season. His total was aided by a 73-yard touchdown run that opened the scoring in the first quarter.




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