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Parker deserves mention among NFL's elite

Willie Parker (Tony Dejak/AP)

If Willie Parker continues at his current pace, the Pro Football Hall of Fame will be asking for his cleats at the end of the season.

The Steelers' running back leads the NFL with 368 yards rushing through three weeks. It's a pace at which, if he continues, would put him on the cusp of a 2,000-yard season with 1,966 yards. How special would that be? Only five players in league history have run for more than 2,000 yards in a season, a feat most recently accomplished by Jamal Lewis with Baltimore in 2002. The other four...

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