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Throwback Thursday: Harrison, Cribbs run wild in 2009 victory at Kansas City

Josh Cribbs got it started and Jerome Harrison finished it. In the end, the Browns playmakers left Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium with plenty of personal accolades and a wild, 41-34 victory.

Cribbs gave the Browns a jolt with kickoff returns of 100 and 103 yards to hang with the Chiefs in the first half, and Harrison found the end zone three times in the second half while compiling a record-breaking 286 rushing yards.

"For the past two, three weeks, Josh and I have had a personal (competition) against each other," Harrison told the Associated Press after the game. "He set the tempo and set it pretty high, but I told him at halftime, 'I'm going to get you.'"

Harrison's rushing total broke Jim Brown's franchise record (237) by 49 yards. At the time, it was the third-most in NFL history behind Adrian Peterson (296) and Jamal Lewis (295).

Lewis and Harrison were teammates in Cleveland from 2007-09.

"I will say I wanted to get (past) Jamal," Harrison said. "He's a great guy and he's been a great mentor to me. To get him would have been awesome but it's a true blessing just to be mentioned with those guys."

Harrison's third and final touchdown won the game. After running for scores of 71 and 8 yards, Harrison gave the Browns the lead for good with 44 seconds to play with a 28-yard touchdown run.

Cribbs, meanwhile, scored the seventh and eighth kickoff returns for touchdowns of his career in the first half to help Cleveland keep pace with Kansas City, which scored 24 points in the first two quarters. Cribbs' first broke the career record, which was held by five other players.

The win moved Cleveland to 3-11 and preceded two more victories to close the season on a high note.

For this Throwback Thursday, we take a look back at previous Cleveland Browns and Kansas City Chiefs matchups.

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