Darren Sproles' contribution to the New Orleans Saints is obvious if you're paying attention. But if you only look at his rushing or receiving numbers, you might miss the bigger picture. On Sunday, he made sure he'll be remembered for at least something as he broke Derrick Mason's all-purpose yardage record that was set in 2000. Sproles picked up the record-breaking yardage on a rush up the middle, giving him 168 yards for the day and 2,695 for the season.
Making the record all the more impressive was how many yards Sproles needed to pick up on the season's final day. Sproles started the day 163 yards short of Mason's 2,690 and was sitting in fourth-place on the all-time list. He passed Lionel James relatively early and then blazed past Michael Lewis in the third quarter.
Just for good measure, Sproles scored a touchdown. He now has 10 all-purpose touchdowns on the season, with his final one coming on Drew Brees' fifth touchdown pass of the day.