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Frank Gore Surpasses Barry Sanders For 3rd On NFL All-Time Rushing List

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Buffalo Bills Frank Gore passes Barry Sanders for the third spot Photo Credit-AP

BUFFALO, N.Y. –The Bills took care of business and beat the Broncos 20-3 to improve to 8-3, and Frank Gore moved into third on the league’s all-time rushing list.

Gore finished the day with 65 yards on 15 carries to get to 15,289 career yards, moving him ahead of Barry Sanders (15,269) for the third spot.

He stemmed ahead of Sanders in the fourth quarter, as Buffalo was putting their finishing touches on the Broncos.

Gore, who entered the day needing 46 yards to pass Sanders, has now rushed for 14,274 yards in his 15 stellar year career.

He now trails just Emmitt Smith (18,355) and Walter Payton (16,726), and at the rate, Gore’s going it’s hard to think he won’t hit those landmarks as well.

Emmitt Smith who starred for the Cowboys and Cardinals in his career, leads the all-time rushing list with 18,355 career yards, while Walter Payton is second with 16,726 career rushing yards.

The Bills held the Broncos (3-8) to just 134 yards on the day, which allowed them to survive some misques on the offense side of the ball of their own. Settling for field goals on trips to the red zone left them up 6-0 at the half, but they made some adjustments in their offensive packages to finish Denver off.

Bills quarterback Josh Allen overcame a bad interception early in the game (his first in 172 attempts) to throw for 185 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran for 56 yards for the game.