Who was Detroit’s leading rusher the last time the team ranked above-average in rushing?


Barry Sanders. Detroit ranked 10th in rushing in his last season (1998). Since then, the team has ranked in the bottom-10 in rushing in all but three seasons – 20th in 2000, 19th in 2004 and 17th in 2013. (With there being 32 teams in the league, 17th is just below average).