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Monday, December 29, 2003
Big Rush for Jamal Lewis
Associated Press
BALTIMORE -- "Jamal Lewis became the fifth player in NFL history to run for 2,000 yards in a season, reaching the milestone Sunday night when the Baltimore Ravens beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 13-10 in overtime.

Lewis began the game needing 48 yards to add his name to an elite list that includes several of the finest runners ever to play the game. He reached exactly 2,000 on a 9-yard run in the first quarter, then followed with a 25-yard touchdown run to make it 2,025 -- third-best in NFL history.

After his 9-yard run, the game was stopped as officials removed the ball. Following the touchdown, the sellout crowd at M&T Bank Stadium gave Lewis a prolonged standing ovation.

He wound up with 114 yards on 27 carries, giving him 2,066, second most in NFL history. He finished 39 yards short of the NFL record of 2,105 yards, set by Eric Dickerson in 1984."
Posted at 9:01 AM by John.

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