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Game Pass Rewind: Remember when Jerome Harrison and Josh Cribbs ran wild and made history on the same day?


Earlier this month, the NFL announced it would offer free access to its Game Pass platform. That means fans can watch ANY game dating back to 2009.

Over the next few weeks, we'll be highlighting some of the most re-watchable Browns games -- for a variety of reasons -- on the list. Today, we're looking back at a memorable, late-season, record-setting win over the Chiefs.

Who: Browns at Chiefs

When: Week 15, Dec. 20, 2009

The stakes: Cleveland entered with a record of 2-11 after picking up a win over the Steelers the previous Thursday night. Kansas City was 3-10 and riding a three-game losing streak.

What happened: Josh Cribbs returned two kickoffs of 100 yards or more for touchdowns and Jerome Harrison rushed for a Browns record 286 yards and three touchdowns to send the Browns to a wild, 41-34 victory over the Chiefs.

It was over when...: Matt Cassel's pass to Dwayne Bowe fell incomplete with no time left on the clock, leaving the Chiefs 26 yards away from a potential game-tying touchdown.

Look back at photos from the Browns' 2009 win over the Chiefs, when Jerome Harrison rushed for 286 yards and Josh Cribbs ran back a kick 100 yards for a touchdown.

Crazy stat, Part 1: Harrison came into this game with 301 rushing yards ON THE SEASON. In the six games prior, Harrison rushed for 7, 19, 0, 3, 35 and 9 yards, respectively. He would close the season with 148 and 127 yards in two more Browns wins.

Crazy stat, Part 2: Cribbs ran back a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter and 103 yards for a score in the second quarter. By halftime, he already had the team record for kickoff yards in a game with 269.

Crazy stat, Part 3: The Browns scored 41 points on a day when QB Brady Quinn threw for just 66 yards and two interceptions.

History, Part 1: Cribbs' first kickoff return touchdown made him the NFL's all-time leader with seven for his career. His 103-yarder in the second quarter would be his eighth and ultimately last one of his decorated career.

History, Part 2: Harrison's 286 yards shattered the previous team record of 237, which was held by Hall of Famer Jim Brown. The legendary RB personally congratulated Harrison after the game, saying to the Associated Press, "I was seeing a phenom -- unbelievable ... The obvious is the obvious. He did an unbelievable job." Harrison's total still ranks third in NFL history behind only Adrian Peterson (296) and Jamal Lewis (295).

Lost to history: A day after the game, coach Eric Mangini said he would have preferred Harrison finished with 285 yards and two touchdowns instead of 286 and three. Why? Harrison's game-winning touchdown run with less than a minute to play snapped a 34-34 tie, but it allowed Kansas City to get the ball back with a chance to tie it back up or even win. Mangini would have preferred Harrison go down at the 1-yard line. "At that point, it's like a 98 percent hit rate on field goals," Mangini said. "It would have eaten up the rest of the clock. Kick the field goal, win the game."

Unsung hero: Lawrence Vickers never touched the ball, but he cleared the way for many of Harrison's 286 yards. "Whether he was lead blocking, whether he was wrapping around the edge, whether he had to adjust to a linebacker that showed up late, he did a really nice job with that," Mangini said.

They said it: "For the past two, three weeks, Josh and I have had a personal [competition] against each other. He set the tempo and set it pretty high, but I told him at halftime, 'I'm going to get you.'" -- Harrison

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