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Trent Richardson a bright spot in Browns loss to Ravens

Trent Richardson had a strong day in a loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.

David Richard-US PRESSWIRE

The Cleveland Browns couldn't pick up their third win of the season on Sunday, falling to the Baltimore Ravens, 25-15. But there were a couple silver linings, however much some fans hate to focus on them. Rookie running back Trent Richardson had himself a good game and he continues to progress, which is crucial to the future success of this franchise.

As noted by the official website, Richardson did a lot of good things in the game. He rushed for more than 100 yards, becoming only the second Browns running back to rush for 100 yards or more against the Ravens. He's one of two rookies ever to rush for 100 yards against the Ravens, joining Fred Taylor of Jacksonville, when he did it in 1998.

Richardson has now rushed for at least 100 yards in his last two games, and tied a Browns record for rookies with the most 100-yard games with three. If he gets one more, he'll hold that record.

It rarely falls on the running back to actually win the entirety of the game, but Richardson's progression going forward is going to be the biggest indication of how the Browns will look as a franchise in the future.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.