INDIANAPOLIS – The names scream "Canton" at you.
Behind Frank Gore now are Marshall Faulk, Edgerrin James and Marcus Allen.
Next up is Jim Brown.
Gore's name in such company will lead to his Hall of Fame candidacy being debated one day in Canton.
The fact that Gore is still adding to it, at the age of 33, is so uncommon for a back in today's NFL.
After the first quarter of 2016, Gore is on pace for a 1,000-yard season (64 carries for 253 yards, 4.0 yards per carry).
But, besides being a consistent presence for the Colts offense, Gore is also busy moving past some of the NFL's greatest backs in league annals.
With Gore's 68 rushing yards last week, he moved ahead of these names on the NFL's all-time rushing list: Allen, James and Faulk.
Gore enters this week just 19 yards behind Jim Brown for 9th place on the NFL's all-time rushing list.
"Pretty amazing," Chuck Pagano says of Gore's rare longevity, especially in today's NFL, challenging Canton greats. "What a great career he's had and is still having.
"When you think of Jim Brown, you obviously think of one of the best, if not the very best, to ever play that position in our sport. It's a testament to Frank, his work ethic, his passion for this game, his athletic ability, his durability, his availability and his reliability. You check off all the boxes on the guy."
NFL's All-Time Rushing Leaders
- Eric Dickerson (13,259)
- Tony Dorsett (12,739)
- Jim Brown (12,312)
- Frank Gore (12,293)
- Marshall Faulk (12,279)
- Edgerrin James (12,246)
- Marcus Allen (12,243)
Also, on Sunday, Gore will start his 81st consecutive game, the longest active streak for an NFL running back. The list severely drops off behind him: 46-Lamar Miller, 23-Latavious Murray and 10-Matt Forte.