Lewis runs Ravens into first place
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"You just have to be patient," Lewis said. "Eventually they (Cleveland's defense) will wear down and our line is very physical. I just stayed patient and knew they (yards) would come in the second half."
Lewis went over 1,900 yards rushing this season, as his 1,952 yards -- 500 of those coming in two games versus Cleveland -- leads all NFL running backs.
"We had a chance to hold every single one of those long runs to under 10 yards,"
Baltimore's defense recorded five sacks, forced three fumbles, intercepted a pass and scored a touchdown.
"That is definitely good for the defense," Raven linebacker
Cleveland had done a good job of containing Lewis in the first half, but the second half proved to be a different story.
Lewis' fourth run of the third quarter was the play that broke it open, as he cut back against the grain and raced 72 yards for a touchdown and a 14-0
"They played over a bit too much," Lewis added. "I got out the backside. The hole was there and no one was back there."
His 46-yard rush late in the third set up a
Lewis then ripped off a 24-yard scoring run with 11:55 left in the final quarter for a 21-0 Baltimore lead.
Rookie running back
Both teams had trouble moving the ball in a scoreless first quarter, as the
Wright capped the drive three plays later with a one-yard TD toss to
Baltimore had a chance to add to its lead in the last minute of the quarter, but another Myers' sack of Wright knocked the
Couch then connected on a 49-yard pass to Andre Davis to the Baltimore 30. Cleveland moved it to Baltimore's 20-yard line, but