There have only been 5 pairs of teammates to have each exceeded 1000 yards in a single season.
The first, in 1972, were Larry Csonka and Mercury Morris of the Dolphins, gaining a combined 2,117 yards. Then came Franco Harris and Rocky Bleier of the '65 Steelers, with 2,164. After that, Kevin Mack and Ernest Byner tallied 2,106 for the '85 Browns, Warrick Dunn and Michael Vick, with 2,179 for the '06 Falcons, and last year, Brandon Jacobs and Derrick Ward totaled 2,114 for the Giants.
With DeAngelo Williams out the last two games, but with 1,117 already attained, and Jonathan Stewart vaulting to 1,008, after tonight's franchise record game, the two only need 65 yards combined (or from JStew, if Williams has to sit again) in next week's finale against the Saints, to hold the record for most total yards by a pair of teammates.
Now I know there's been a lot of talk on the blog about who should we trade, in order to get a top-ranked WR#2, the thinking being, "Why have one sitting on the bench, when we desperately need another passing threat?" I for one hope this never happens, as our pair of RBs are the scourge -- and the envy -- of the league. If there was a hint of friction between the two, as to who was getting the more carries, I could see it, but these two are like a two-man band of brothers, and demonstrate only joy for the other's successes.
We have a rare pair of assets here, and shouldn't mess with a good thing. Remember, one spells the other when they're both healthy, and prolong each career that way -- plus, as we've seen this month, when one sits due to injury, we've got no falloff when the other takes the bulk of the carries. It's the best of both worlds.