Despite having to walk with a cane, 73-year-old Jim Brown walked fast enough downstairs Sunday to congratulate running back Jerome Harrison for rushing for 286 yards for the Cleveland Browns in the game against the Kansas City Chiefs and erasing the record Brown set in 1957 when he was still playing in Browns jersey.
The other record-breaker also wears Browns jersey. Joshua Cribbs had a 100-yard kickoff return in the first quarter and a 103-yarder in the second, setting the NFL career record with his seventh TD return and breaking his own record that had stood for less than an hour with the 103-yarder.
As Cribbs had been known to be a great returner before the game, Harrison had never run for more than 121 yards in a game in his life until Sunday. But he burst through big holes in Kansas City’s injury-depleted line all day and scored three touchdowns, including the tiebreaker on a 28-yard burst after the Chiefs tied it 34-all with 2:06 to go.