Rush­ing record in reach for El­liott

Ottawa Sun - - SPORTS - — Dan Bil­icki

While the NFL and reps for Dal­las run­ning back Ezekiel El­liott

con­tinue to duke it out in court over his six-game sus­pen­sion for do­mes­tic vi­o­lence, he’s still al­lowed to play.

And if “Zeke” should rush for at least 80 yards in Den­ver on Sun­day, he’ll have done that in 16 con­sec­u­tive games, dat­ing back to his rookie sea­son.

Ac­cord­ing to Cow­boys broad­caster and ex-NFL quar­ter­back Babe Laufen­berg, via ProFoot­bal­lTalk.com, that would be an NFL record. El­liott cur­rently is tied with Mar­cus Allen, who ran for 80plus in 15 straight games be­tween the 1985 and 1986 sea­sons with the Los An­ge­les Raiders.

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is the Seat­tle Sea­hawks, which should use its mas­sive home-field ad­van­tage to lay waste to the San Fran­cisco 49ers. Seat­tle should be look­ing to bounce back from last week’s loss to the Pack in a big way.

Prob­a­bly the safest bet of the week and the most pop­u­lar on Ya­hoo with about 41% of se­lec­tions, the Oak­land Raiders host the New York Jets. Even af­ter a some­what spir­ited ef­fort in los­ing to Buf­falo last week, we don’t see the Jets do­ing much in the Black Hole. n IS ODELL OK?: The New York Giants on Saturday listed re­ceiver Odell Beck­ham Jr. as ques­tion­able for Monday night’s home opener against Detroit.

Beck­ham prac­tised this week on a lim­ited ba­sis, for the first time in nearly a month af­ter suf­fer­ing a nasty an­kle sprain. He vowed he’ll try to play Monday.

Al­though a player be­ing listed as ques­tion­able os­ten­si­bly means he’s un­likely to play, a re­port Friday from ESPN said don’t be sur­prised to see Beck­ham take the field against the Lions, as “ev­ery­thing seems to be trend­ing in that di­rec­tion” ac­cord­ing to a source. n VIK­INGS BRING IN AN­OTHER QB: With start­ing quar­ter­back Sam Brad­ford listed as ques­tion­able for Sun­day’s game with a knee in­jury, the Min­nesota Vik­ings have signed quar­ter­back Kyle Sloter from their prac­tice squad. Backup quar­ter­back Case Keenum would start in Pitts­burgh if Brad­ford can­not play. n CHIEFS CUT SPILLER, AGAIN: The Kansas City Chiefs have again re­leased vet­eran C.J. Spiller, clear­ing room on the ros­ter to pro­mote fel­low run­ning back Akeem Hunt be­fore Sun­day’s home opener against Philadel­phia. Spiller signed with the Chiefs in the off-sea­son in an at­tempt to res­ur­rect his ca­reer, which had been de­railed by in­juries.

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