Barry Sanders Passes 2,000 Yards | New York Jets vs. Detroit Lions (Week 17, 1997) | NFL Full Game

In honor of Free Game Friday the NFL presents, Barry Sanders surpassing 2,000 rush yards during Week 17 of the 1997 season!

10:00 John Hall 32-yard Field Goal

15:20 O’Donnell 22-yard Flea Flicker Pass to Wayne Chrebet

16:37 Adrian Murrell 14-yard TD Run

54:31 Jason Hanson 44-yard Field Goal

57:58 O’Donnell Intercepted by Mark Carrier

1:02:13 Hanson 25-yard Field Goal

1:18:08 Barry Sanders 47-yard Run

1:20:49 Barry Sanders 15-yard TD Run

1:35:14 O’Donnell to Chrebet 33-yard Pass

1:36:13 Halfback Pass Intercepted by Westbrook

1:48:15 Barry Sanders Hits 2,000 Yards Exactly

1:50:44 Barry Sanders Ices Game with 53-yard Run

At the end of the 1997 NFL season both the Lions and Jets needed a win in week 17 in order to make the playoffs. In this same game legendary Lions’ running back, Barry Sanders, surpassed 2,000 yards rushing for the season. However, what many remember was the crazy ending to this contest. With the Jets trailing 13-10 late in fourth quarter they had a chance to take the lead or tie, but an ill-fated Leon Johnson pass was intercepted to send Detroit to the playoffs.

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