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Browns vs. Chiefs: Rookies Travis Benjamin, Trent Richardson enter record books

Trent Richardson and Travis Benjamin each made history on Sunday for the Browns with record-setting performances.

Jason Miller

Following a clutch victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 14, a pair of Cleveland Browns rookies each put forth performances that immediately went down in the record books.

With the play that coaches and players alike believe was the turning point in Sunday's win, Browns rookie receiver Travis Benjamin set a new team record with a 93-yard punt return for a touchdown. Benjamin's return came a mere 20 seconds into the second quarter, and gave the Browns what eventually proved to be their first lead of the game, which they would never relinquish.

Benjamin's touchdown allowed the Browns to take a conservative approach with the lead in hand, which then allowed fellow rookie Trent Richardson to do plenty of damage running between the tackles. Richardson found the end zone just 2:32 into the second half, and then went on to score on another 1-yard score to kick off the fourth quarter. The final touchdown gave Richardson his ninth rushing touchdown of the season, a mark that ties NFL legend Jim Brown's rookie tally of nine touchdowns back in the 1956 campaign.

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