Chicago Bears Single Season Rushing Leaders

Ranked by Rushing Yards

The following are the Chicago Bears single season rushing leaders ranked by rushing yards. Included are player stats for the Chicago Bears (NFL) from 1922-2019, 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 yards with 1,852.

Players active with the Chicago Bears during the 2018 NFL season are listed in bold.

      Rushing
Player Season Team Att Yds Avg Lg TD
  W. Payton 1977 Chi 339 1,852 5.5 73 14
  W. Payton 1984 Chi 381 1,684 4.4 72t 11
  W. Payton 1979 Chi 369 1,610 4.4 43t 14
  W. Payton 1985 Chi 324 1,551 4.8 40t 9
  W. Payton 1980 Chi 317 1,460 4.6 69t 6
  W. Payton 1983 Chi 314 1,421 4.5 49t 6
  W. Payton 1978 Chi 333 1,395 4.2 76 11
  W. Payton 1976 Chi 311 1,390 4.5 60 13
  M. Forte 2013 Chi 289 1,339 4.6 55 9
  T. Jones 2005 Chi 314 1,335 4.3 42 9
  W. Payton 1986 Chi 321 1,333 4.2 41 8
  J. Howard 2016 Chi 252 1,313 5.2 69 6
  N. Anderson 1989 Chi 274 1,275 4.7 73 11
  M. Forte 2008 Chi 316 1,238 3.9 50t 8
  G. Sayers 1966 Chi 229 1,231 5.4 58t 8
  W. Payton 1981 Chi 339 1,222 3.6 39 6
  T. Jones 2006 Chi 296 1,210 4.1 30t 6
  A. Thomas 2001 Chi 278 1,183 4.3 46 7
  R. Casares 1956 Chi 234 1,126 4.8 68 12
  J. Howard 2017 Chi 276 1,122 4.1 53 9
  J. Allen 2000 Chi 290 1,120 3.9 29 2
  N. Anderson 1988 Chi 249 1,106 4.4 80t 12
  M. Forte 2012 Chi 248 1,094 4.4 46 5
  N. Anderson 1990 Chi 260 1,078 4.1 52 10
  R. Salaam 1995 Chi 296 1,074 3.6 42 10
  M. Forte 2010 Chi 237 1,069 4.5 68t 6
  M. Forte 2014 Chi 266 1,038 3.9 32 6
  R. Harris 1997 Chi 275 1,033 3.8 68t 10
  G. Sayers 1969 Chi 236 1,032 4.4 28 8
  A. Thomas 2003 Chi 244 1,024 4.2 67t 6
  B. Feathers 1934 Chi 119 1,004 8.4 82 8
  M. Forte 2011 Chi 203 997 4.9 46 3
  R. Harper 1978 Chi 240 992 4.1 31 6
  B. Douglass 1972 Chi 141 968 6.9 57t 8
  T. Jones 2004 Chi 240 948 4.0 54 7
  J. Howard 2018 Chi 250 935 3.7 42 9
  M. Forte 2009 Chi 258 929 3.6 61 4
  C. Enis 1999 Chi 287 916 3.2 19 3
  L. Tillman 1994 Chi 275 899 3.3 25t 7
  M. Forte 2015 Chi 218 898 4.1 27 4
  G. Sayers 1967 Chi 186 880 4.7 70 7
  G. Sayers 1965 Chi 166 867 5.2 61t 14
  G. Sayers 1968 Chi 138 856 6.2 63 2
  R. Harris 1996 Chi 194 748 3.9 23 4
  N. Anderson 1991 Chi 210 747 3.6 42t 6
  A. Thomas 2002 Chi 214 721 3.4 34 6
  W. Galimore 1961 Chi 153 707 4.6 60t 4
  R. Casares 1957 Chi 204 700 3.4 25t 6
  R. Casares 1959 Chi 177 699 3.9 47 10
  B. Osmanski 1939 Chi 121 699 5.8 86 7