Peyton Hillis became the third opposing running back this season to gain at least 100 yards on the ground against the Ravens when they beat Hillis and the Cleveland Browns, 20-14, on Saturday.
Hillis, who rushed for 112 yards on 24 carries, joins the Jacksonville Jaguars’ Maurice Jones-Drew and the Seattle Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch as 100-yard rushers against the Ravens, who surrendered 100 yards to three tailbacks in each of the previous two seasons (the Houston Texans’ Arian Foster, the Carolina Panthers’ Mike Goodson and Hillis in 2010 and the Cincinnati Bengals’ Cedric Benson twice and the Minnesota Vikings’ Adrian Peterson in 2009).
But coach John Harbaugh didn’t sound too worried when asked about Hillis’ success against the defense.
“I think they ran the exact same plays the exact same way they’ve been running them,” Harbaugh said during his news conference Monday. “He’s probably healthier than he was the first game. He bled some yards there, did a nice job with that. He’s a good player. But I thought we played good defense. Overall, we gave up one drive, essentially, and that’s not bad.”
Run defense not a concern for Harbaugh
Allowing third 100-yard rusher this season matches last year's total