Record Setting Rusher

Baltimore Ravens running back backed up his words and set the all-time NFL single game rushing record on Sunday.

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 Cleveland starting middle linebacker Andra Davis early in the week that he would set the record if he got 30 carries, Lewis delivered.


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 Baltimore.


On a three-yard run with 6:55 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 Cincinnati's Corey Dillon against the Denver Broncos in the 2000 season.


Incidentally, Lewis' best game as a pro came against the Browns in 2002 when he rushed for 187-yards in a game in Cleveland.


With Baltimore rookie quarterback Kyle Boller struggling, everyone in the house that Lewis was going to get the ball, the worst feeling in the world is the Browns knew it was coming and couldn't do much about it.


"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.

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