Cleveland Browns: Top 10 rushing games of all-time (Part 1)
By Thomas Moore
The 1976 season would end in disappointment for the Browns as they narrowly missed out on a playoff berth.
But for one October afternoon in Atlanta, running back Greg Pruitt was pure magic.
Pruitt rushed for 191 yards on the day against the Falcons with a pair of touchdowns, a one-yard run to open the scoring in the first quarter and a two-yard run in the fourth quarter to put the Browns in the lead. The big effort by the fourth-year running back from Oklahoma helped the Browns finish with 321 rushing yards for the game.
Despite Pruitt’s efforts, the game was not over until safety Thom Darden intercepted a Kim McQuilken pass in the final moments to preserve the 20-17 win.
The big day was just one of three games that season where Pruitt would rush for more than 100 yards, but he would still finish the year with 1,000 rushing yards (in a 14-game season) and make the third of his four Pro Bowls in Cleveland, but first as a running back.
Next: No. 8: Gregg Pruitt runs over the Chiefs