Lewis rushes for 295 yards!

09/15/2003


Jamal Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens predicted he would have a career day against the Cleveland Browns on September 14, 2003. The fourth year running back from Tennessee did just that as he established a new single game rushing record.  He nearly became the first ever NFL runner to reach the 300-yard plateau. 

His record day came just three seasons after Corey Dillon of the Cincinnati Bengals established the new record.  Walter Payton had held the record for 23 seasons before his mark was eclipsed by Dillon.

 

 

 Artifacts from Jamal Lewis's record day will be sent to Canton and placed on display.

 Corey Dillon's jersey from his 278-yard effort in 2000 is on exhibit at the Hall.  His complete uniform from that day is also in the Hall of Fame's collection.

Here's the chronology of record holders beginning with Hall of Famer Cliff Battles, who was the first player in NFL history to rush for 200 yards in a game.

 
295
278
275
Date
Sept. 14, 2003
Oct. 22, 2000
Nov. 20, 1977
Opponent
Cleveland Browns
Denver Broncos
Minnesota Vikings
1st Quarter
10-118, 1 TD (82)
4-58
13-77, 0 TD
2nd Quarter
6-62
5–19
13-67, 1 TD (1)
3rd Quarter
6-15
7-93
8-48
4th Quarter
8-100, 1 TD (63)
6-108, 2 TDs (65, 41)
6-83
Total
30-295-2 TDs
22-278, 2 TDs
40-275, 1 TD

273 yds.O.J. Simpson, Buffalo Bills vs. Detroit Lions, Nov. 25, 1976

250 yds. - O.J. Simpson, Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots, Sept. 16, 1973

247 yds. - Willie Ellison, Los Angeles Rams vs. New Orleans Saints, Dec. 5, 1971

243 yds. - Cookie Gilchrist, Buffalo Bills vs. New York Jets, Dec. 8, 1963

237 yds.Jim Brown, Cleveland Browns vs. Los Angeles Rams, Nov. 24, 1957
237 yds. - Jim Brown, Cleveland Browns vs. Philadelphia Eagles, Nov. 19, 1961

233 yds. - Tom Wilson, Los Angeles Rams vs. Green Bay Packers, Dec. 16, 1956

218 yds. - Gene Roberts, New York Giants vs. Chicago Cardinals, Nov. 12, 1950

215 yds. - Cliff Battles, Boston Redskins vs. New York Giants, Oct. 8, 1933

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