Bo Jackson 91 Yard TD Run Into Stadium Tunnel
On the last day of November in 1987, on a Monday night at the Seattle Kingdome, a rookie running back and Major League Baseball player named Bo Jackson had one of the most enduring runs in Monday Night Football history. Jackson’s Los Angeles Raiders had arrived in Seattle with a 3-7 record against the 7-3 Seahawks, but none of that mattered as the Raiders dominated thanks to Jackson. In the second quarter, on a third and 6 for the Raiders on their own 9-yard line. Jackson took the handoff amid the deafening Kingdome noise, patiently followed some blockers towards the left sideline, escaped a tackle, and then – picking up speed like an accelerating locomotive – turned the corner and was off, outrunning the entire Seattle defense (“like little kids chasing a grown man,” as the TV broadcaster described it) for a 91-yard score as the Kingdome fell silent. When he reached the end zone, the 6-foot-1, 235-pound Jackson, as if he was too big and fast to yet put on the brakes, continued running into the stadium tunnel, where he vanished. Jackson finished the game with 18 carries for 221 rushing yards and three total touchdowns as the Raiders won in a rout, 37-14.