NFL news of December 6, 2002

Photo: EDWARD A. ORNELAS, SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS

Photo: EDWARD A. ORNELAS, SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS

Kansas City’s Priest Holmes has strung together three consecutive 100-yard games. He has rushed for 414 yards in that stretch, including a 197-yard explosion against Seattle, to increase his season total to an NFL-leading 1,322 yards. Incredibly, he’s lost ground in his bid to win back-to-back NFL rushing titles. Holmes led Ricky Williams by 63 yards heading into that three-game stretch. Now his lead has shrunk to four yards. That’s because Williams has been even hotter than his former University of Texas teammate Holmes. Williams also has rushed for 100 yards in three consecutive games, amassing 473 yards during his streak, highlighted by a 228-yard performance against Buffalo last weekend. Williams now has 1,318 yards in pursuit of his first NFL rushing crown.

—Rick Gosselin, The Dallas Morning News “Around the NFL”
Holmes suffered a hip injury in week 15 and missed the final two games of the 2002 season. Williams captured the rushing title in his first year with the Dolphins and Holmes finished third in rushing yards for the 2002 season.
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