The Ghost haunts Kansas City
THE MAN THEY call “The Ghost” is invisible no more. Wazzu great Jerome Harrison rewrote the Cleveland record book Sunday, eclipising legendary Jim Brown, when he rushed for a mind-numbing 286 yards in the Browns' win over Kansas City.
His output surpassed the nearly half-century old single game rushing mark of 237 held by the Hall-of-Famer Brown, and came just 10 yards shy of the NFL mark of 296 set by Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson in 2007. Harrison’s ground effort ranks as the third-highest single-game total in the league’s history.
Hard to believe the Ghost came just 15 yards shy of his 2009 rushing totals (301 yards over 11 games) in a single game. Even harder to believe Cleveland coach Eric Mangini has declared him inactive — or simply sat him — more than once this season.
Difficult to tell in all the highlight film if he missed a block, today...Mangini?
Here’s how all of the NFL Cougars performed in week 15 :
Husain Abdullah, S, Minnesota, 2nd season: No stats from Vikings loss to Carolina.
Tyron Brackenridge, CB, Jacksonville, 3rd season: No stats from Jags Thursday night fall to the Counterfeit Colts.
Erik Coleman, S, Atlanta, 6th season: Recorded nine tackles (7 solo) in Falcons win against the Jets.
Jed Collins, FB, Cleveland, 2nd season :Did not play; assigned to the Browns’ practice squad.
Devard Darling, WR, Kansas City, 6th season: Did not play; out for the season with a knee injury.
Eric Frampton, S, Minnesota, 3rd season: No stats from Vikings fall to the Panthers.
Devin Frischknecht, TE, Green Bay, rookie : Did not play; on injured reserve (knee).
Brandon Gibson, WR, St. Louis, rookie: Fighting an illness for much of the week, Gibson caught just two passes for 26 yards in the Rams loss to Houston.
Jason Hanson, K, Detroit, 18th season: Throughout his 18 year this is likely the closet the Spokane native has come to actually be considered to be in a slump. Hanson has missed a field goal in six out of the past 7 games, but—as we pointed out last week—all of those attempts have been from 45 yards and beyond. His miscue today was from 54 yards out. He did connect on a 37-yard kick and was true on all 3 extra-point tries in the Lions loss to Arizona.
Jerome Harrison, RB, Cleveland, 4th season: The Ghost ran 34 times for 286 yards (8.4 YPG) and 3 touchdowns—including the game winner—in Browns win against the Chiefs; also caught two passes for 12 yards. His TD runs covered 71, 8, and 28 yards.
Jason Hill, WR, San Francisco, 3rd season: No stats from 49ers fall to Philly.
Rian Lindell, K, Buffalo, 10th season: The Vancouver native went wide left on a 56 yard field goal attempt, but was true on a 25-yarder and one PAT in the Bills loss to New England.
Rob Meier, DE/DT, Jacksonville, 10th season: Did not play; out for the season with a shoulder injury.
Karl Paymah, CB, Minnesota, 5th season: Declared inactive with a bum knee and ankle for Vikings loss to Carolina.
Ropati Pitoitua, DE, New York Jets, 1st year: Posted two tackles (one solo) in Jets fall to Atlanta.
Marcus Trufant, DB, Seattle, 7th season: Recorded two solo stops in Seagals’ loss to Tampa Bay.