BALTIMORE — The Ravens are now the best rushing team in NFL history.
With a nine-yard carry in the second quarter by Gus Edwards, they eclipsed the 3,165-yard mark set by the Patriots in 1978. They’re also just the third team in NFL history to rush for 3,000 or more yards in a season.
Baltimore reached the mark on the backs of Lamar Jackson — who set the rushing record for a quarterback in a season — and Mark Ingram, who topped 1,000 yards in a season.
The record is especially impressive considering the NFL’s shift towards more and more pass attempts in recent years. But with Greg Roman at the controls of the offense, the mark shouldn’t be completely unexpected.
While the record is impressive, the Ravens will fall short of breaking the 1973 Bills record of 220.5 yards per game. The Bills accomplished their 3,088-yard rushing season during a 14-game campaign.
Still, the Ravens cemented themselves in NFL history on Sunday in one of the more meaningless regular season games in a long time in Baltimore.
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