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KANSAS CITY, MO – SEPTEMBER 25: Running back Marcus Allen #32 of the Kansas City Chiefs eludes linebacker Henry Rolling #59 of the Los Angeles Rams at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri on September 25, 1994. The Rams defeated the Chiefs 16-0. (Photo by Joseph Patronite/Getty Images)

82. Marcus Allen breaks Walter Payton’s Record (1996)

On June 9, 1993, the Kansas City Chiefs signed former Oakland Raiders and future Hall of Fame running back Marcus Allen. This free-agent signing ended up becoming one of the key pieces that put the Chiefs back on the map in developing a winning culture in Kansas City.

Allen had many memorable games as a Chief, one of which took place in 1996 when the Lions hosted the Chiefs on Thanksgiving day. How fitting, as grateful fans had the opportunity to watch one of the greatest running backs to ever play break Walter Payton’s touchdown record and became the NFL’s all-time leading scorer on the ground with 111 touchdowns.

Allen had 15 carries for 73 yards and two touchdowns against the Lions. The second touchdown was what put Kansas City ahead in the fourth quarter and sealed the game. Allen had a knack in his career for finding the end zone and was notorious for leaping over the pile to get in. This was just one of the many games in his career where he had multiple touchdowns and was a deciding factor in a victory for the Chiefs.

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