Saturday, November 18, 2017
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Bucs' Doug Martin piles up yards

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Doug Martin has three consecutive 100-yard rushing games for the first time in his NFL career, and another strong showing against the Falcons can add his name — again — among the best four-game stretches in team history.

Martin has 365 yards in his last three games — continue that pace against the Falcons and he'll have one of the 10 best four-game stretches in Bucs history. Of course, Martin has four of the five best four-game stretches in team history, including a club-record 592 yards during Weeks 7-10 of his rookie year in 2014.

Here are the top 10 — only four different backs make the list — and before you get too excited, know that the NFL record is far more — O.J. Simpson had 765 yards in the final four games of 1976 — the next two closest are from the same era, with Walter Payton getting 751 during the 1977 season and Earl Campbell getting 740 in 1980.

Best four-game rushing totals in Bucs history

1. Doug Martin, Weeks 7-10, 2012: 592 yards

2. Doug Martin, Weeks 5-8, 2012: 547 yards

3. Doug Martin, Weeks 6-9, 2012: 539 yards

4. Warrick Dunn, Weeks 12-15, 2000: 520 yards

5. Doug Martin, Weeks 8-11, 2012: 507 yards

6. James Wilder, Weeks 1-4, 1985: 497 yards

7. Errict Rhett, Weeks 11-14, 1994: 477 yards

8. James Wilder, Weeks 8-11, 1983: 471 yards

9. Errict Rhett, Weeks 10-13, 1994: 470 yards

10. James Wilder, Weeks 3-6, 1984: 462 yards

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