Peyton Hillis and Cleveland Browns Show How to Run vs. the Baltimore Ravens

September 26, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Cleveland Browns went to Baltimore to face an always tough and tenacious Ravens defense that rarely allows a 100-yard rusher in games.
Even though the Browns lost 24-17, they just showed the NFL a new blueprint on how to beat up the Ravens' tough run defense—by running right at and into the heart of the defense.
A disappointing loss for the Browns, but only losing by seven points to a Ravens team that many in the preseason favored to go to the Super Bowl is a sign of progress.
The star of the game was Peyton Hillis.
His bruising style of running and churning of his powerful legs were on display to the tune of 144 yards on 22 carries and a touchdown.
And that was just on the ground.
Hillis also caught seven passes for 36 yards, but it is the yards per carry (6.5) that really stand out.
That was against a Ravens defense that was ranked in the top five in run defense in 2009 and had not allowed a 100-plus yard runner since Week 9 of the 2009 se...

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