SEATTLE (Dec. 11, 2005) -- Seattle running back Shaun Alexander recorded his ninth consecutive 100-yard rushing game in the regular season against NFC West opponents, an NFL record.
Alexander rushed for 105 yards on 20 carries in just three quarters against San Francisco, and got his league-leading 23rd touchdown.
The last NFC West opponent to hold Alexander under 100 yards was the Arizona Cardinals, who held him to 65 yards on Oct. 24, 2004.
Three running backs previously put together eight consecutive games of 100 yards or more against division foes: Chicago's Walter Payton versus the NFC Central in 1976-77, the Jets' Freeman McNeil versus the AFC East in 1984-85, and the Raiders' Marcus Allen versus the AFC West in 1985-86.
Alexander is now four behind Priest Holmes' single-season NFL record of 27 touchdowns rushing in 2003.