Cleveland Browns: Top 10 rushing games of all time (Part 2)
By Thomas Moore
The NFL may never see a greater performance over the first two games of a season that the one Jim Brown put on in 1963.
After shredding the Washington Redskins for 162 rushing yards and three touchdowns – including one on an 83-yard reception and one on an 80-yard run – in the season opener, Brown topped himself the following week against the Dallas Cowboys in the Cotton Bowl.
On a hot September afternoon, Brown rushed for 232 yards on only 20 attempts, adding another pair of long touchdowns, this time runs of 71 yards and 62 yards. Browns’ rushing efforts helped Cleveland top 450 yards of total offense on the day.
The game against the Cowboys was one of six times that season that Brown would rush for 150 or more yards in a game, and one of four times in his career that he would surpass 200 rushing yards in a single game.
That season Brown would go on to average 6.4 yards per rush – still a franchise record – and earn the third of his four Most Valuable Player awards from the NFL.
Next: No. 4 (tied): Bobby Mitchell rolls over the Redskins