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An ode to Jerome Harrison - the last player to rush for 100 yards against the Bengals defense

His name is Jerome Harrison, a running back for the Cleveland Browns. See, on October 4, 2009, Harrison had a great game. No, a career game. He rushed for 121 yards on 29 carries. Since then, he's rushed for 76 yards on 23 carries. His previous career game was an 80-yard effort against the Buffalo Bills. Then October 4, 2009 came and went. And Harrison achieved something that no one other NFL running back has done in 13 months.

See, Jerome Harrison is the only running back to rush for 100 yards against the Bengals defense this season. Even through all 121 yards, the Bengals persevered through the adversity and won in the 74th minute with a late field goal that the Browns needed three weeks to absorb, questioning if that kick was even good. I didn't question it. The officials know what they're doing. They're professionals (whistling).

Anyway, this started churning the hamster in the rusty wheel. I looked, and looked, and looked. Harrison is actually the only running back to rush for one hundred yards or more against the Bengals defense since Mewelde Moore rushed for 120 yards on October 19, 2008.

Better said, with a monster truck rally voice that echoes throughout the house: In the Bengals previous 20 games, the defense has allowed only one player to gain 100 yards or more rushing. And that man is Jerome Harrison, way back on October 4. It seems odd. In fact, it seems so odd, that I'm convinced that statistic is wrong. I missed something. I had to. Since October 19, the Bengals have allowed seven opposing offenses to rush for 100 yards or more. So we'll only focus on those games. Nope, no 100-yard rushers. Not at the end of 2008 or at all in 2009. Well, except for Jerome Harrison. The man who had a career day way back on October 4, 2009.