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NFL | Alexander and Barber to set league record Week 3

Gerry Dulac, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports Seattle Seahawks RB Shaun Alexander and New York Giants RB Tiki Barber will break an NFL record when they play against each other Week 3. With Alexander's 1,880 rushing yards and Barber's 1,860 rushing yards in 2005, they will set the record for most combined rushing yards from the previous season in one game. With 3,740 combined rushing yards, they beat out the record held by former Detroit Lions RB Barry Sanders and former Pittsburgh Steelers RB Jerome Bettis. Sanders and Bettis played on the same field in a Thanksgiving game in 1998 with a combined 3,718 rushing yards.

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