Baltimore Ravens running back Jamal Lewis warned the Cleveland Browns ahead of time what they were store for. Boldly predicting that he would break the all-time NFL single game rushing record against them, the Browns never once thought the talk was a possibility.
The problem was that Lewis walked
the walk and definitely talked the talk. After telling
Breaking off an 82-yard touchdown
scamper on the second play of the game, Lewis and the Ravens were off to the
races. At the end of the day, a 295-yard rushing performance which included a
63-yard touchdown run in addition to his 82-yard scamper as the Baltimore Ravens
defeated the Cleveland Browns 33-13 in a divisional battle in
On a three-yard run with
remaining in the fourth quarter,
Lewis put his name in the record books. On his 30th carry of the
afternoon, Lewis amassed his 295th yard, shattering the single game
rushing record set by
Incidentally, Lewis' best game as a
pro came against the Browns in 2002 when he rushed for 187-yards in a game in
"This is the most disgusting feeling I have ever had in my life. He said he would do it and he did, it's in the history books now," Browns starting safety Earl Little said.