Chicago Bears Single Season Rushing Leaders

Ranked by Rushing Attempts

The following are the Chicago Bears single season rushing leaders ranked by rushing attempts. Included are player stats for the Chicago Bears (NFL) from 1922-2020, the Chicago Staleys (APFA) in 1921 and the Decatur Staleys (APFA) in 1920. Only stats for Regular Season Games have been included. Walter Payton is the Chicago Bears single season leader in rushing attempts with 381.

Players active with the Chicago Bears during the 2019 NFL season are listed in bold.

      Rushing
Player Season Team Att Yds Avg Lg TD
  W. Payton 1984 Chi 381 1,684 4.4 72t 11
  W. Payton 1979 Chi 369 1,610 4.4 43t 14
  W. Payton 1977 Chi 339 1,852 5.5 73 14
  W. Payton 1981 Chi 339 1,222 3.6 39 6
  W. Payton 1978 Chi 333 1,395 4.2 76 11
  W. Payton 1985 Chi 324 1,551 4.8 40t 9
  W. Payton 1986 Chi 321 1,333 4.2 41 8
  W. Payton 1980 Chi 317 1,460 4.6 69t 6
  M. Forte 2008 Chi 316 1,238 3.9 50t 8
  T. Jones 2005 Chi 314 1,335 4.3 42 9
  W. Payton 1983 Chi 314 1,421 4.5 49t 6
  W. Payton 1976 Chi 311 1,390 4.5 60 13
  T. Jones 2006 Chi 296 1,210 4.1 30t 6
  R. Salaam 1995 Chi 296 1,074 3.6 42 10
  J. Allen 2000 Chi 290 1,120 3.9 29 2
  M. Forte 2013 Chi 289 1,339 4.6 55 9
  C. Enis 1999 Chi 287 916 3.2 19 3
  A. Thomas 2001 Chi 278 1,183 4.3 46 7
  J. Howard 2017 Chi 276 1,122 4.1 53 9
  R. Harris 1997 Chi 275 1,033 3.8 68t 10
  L. Tillman 1994 Chi 275 899 3.3 25t 7
  N. Anderson 1989 Chi 274 1,275 4.7 73 11
  M. Forte 2014 Chi 266 1,038 3.9 32 6
  N. Anderson 1990 Chi 260 1,078 4.1 52 10
  M. Forte 2009 Chi 258 929 3.6 61 4
  J. Howard 2016 Chi 252 1,313 5.2 69 6
  J. Howard 2018 Chi 250 935 3.7 42 9
  N. Anderson 1988 Chi 249 1,106 4.4 80t 12
  M. Forte 2012 Chi 248 1,094 4.4 46 5
  A. Thomas 2003 Chi 244 1,024 4.2 67t 6
  D. Montgomery 2019 Chi 242 889 3.7 55 6
  R. Harper 1978 Chi 240 992 4.1 31 6
  T. Jones 2004 Chi 240 948 4.0 54 7
  M. Forte 2010 Chi 237 1,069 4.5 68t 6
  G. Sayers 1969 Chi 236 1,032 4.4 28 8
  R. Casares 1956 Chi 234 1,126 4.8 68 12
  G. Sayers 1966 Chi 229 1,231 5.4 58t 8
  M. Forte 2015 Chi 218 898 4.1 27 4
  A. Thomas 2002 Chi 214 721 3.4 34 6
  N. Anderson 1991 Chi 210 747 3.6 42t 6
  R. Casares 1957 Chi 204 700 3.4 25t 6
  M. Forte 2011 Chi 203 997 4.9 46 3
  N. Anderson 1993 Chi 202 646 3.2 45 4
  C. Benson 2007 Chi 196 674 3.4 43t 4
  W. Payton 1975 Chi 196 679 3.5 54t 7
  R. Harris 1996 Chi 194 748 3.9 23 4
  G. Sayers 1967 Chi 186 880 4.7 70 7
  R. Casares 1959 Chi 177 699 3.9 47 10
  R. Casares 1958 Chi 176 651 3.7 64t 2
  C. Garrett 1973 Chi 175 655 3.7 35 5