Then, this happened:
His spectacular Sunday makes this three times this year that a returner has brought two kicks back for a score in one game (Eddie Royal and Ted Ginn have already done so), but, more importantly it gives Cribbs the record for most kickoffs returned for touchdowns in an NFL career.
But Cribbs might not have been the most impressive player on his own team today. That's because Browns running back Jerome Harrison rushed for 286 yards and three touchdowns.
Two kicks returned for scores is not so uncommon in league history: It's happened 29 times, according to Wikipedia. Harrison's performance is one of just nine times a player has rushed for 250 or more yards, and one of just three to top 280 yards.
Oh, and it puts him atop the all-time single game rushing yards leaderboard (Note: PDF) for the Browns. You may recall that they had this guy named Jim Brown at one point.
It's a hard choice, picking from two of the better individual performances in NFL history: Racking up a ton of return yardage and setting an NFL career record or having a better day than maybe the best running back to ever play in the uniform he used to wear? Which day would you take?â†µ
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