Jamaal Williams is Barry Sanders?: Not quite, but Williams accomplished a feat that only Sanders reached with the Lions. Williams had his fifth game with multiple rushing touchdowns in Sunday’s win over the Giants, the only player to have that many games with multiple rushing touchdowns in a season not named Barry Sanders.
Williams has six games remaining to set a franchise mark for multiple rushing touchdowns. He’s also the first player since Sanders in 1991 to have 12-plus rushing touchdowns in a season (Sanders had 16 that year to set the franchise record).
The No. 1 running back on the Lions, Williams has a legitimate shot at Sanders’ franchise mark. He has six games to get five rushing touchdowns.