Football: Buffalo Bills O.J. Simpson barrels forward for a four-yard gain during a 1973 game against the Jets. The run gave Simpson the new NFL all-time single-season rushing record of 1,863 yards, passing Jim Brown. Simpson would wind up with 2,003 yards for the season. Eric Dickerson would break Simpson’s record in 1984 when he rushed for 2,105 yards. (Neil Leifer/SI)
SI VAULT: Simpson smashes Brown, sets all-time rushing record (12.24.73)BANKS: Jets struggling offense will keep them out of AFC East title picture

Football: Buffalo Bills O.J. Simpson barrels forward for a four-yard gain during a 1973 game against the Jets. The run gave Simpson the new NFL all-time single-season rushing record of 1,863 yards, passing Jim Brown. Simpson would wind up with 2,003 yards for the season. Eric Dickerson would break Simpson’s record in 1984 when he rushed for 2,105 yards. (Neil Leifer/SI)

SI VAULT: Simpson smashes Brown, sets all-time rushing record (12.24.73)
BANKS: Jets struggling offense will keep them out of AFC East title picture