CLEVELAND, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Jamal Lewis matched a career high with 187 yards rushing and Ray Lewis dominated on defense before leaving with an injury Sunday night as the Baltimore Ravens desperately held on for a 26-21 victory over the Cleveland Browns.
A combination of speed and power, Jamal Lewis was the centerpiece of the Ravens' offense as a rookie in 2000, when he rushed for a club-record 1,364 yards while helping Baltimore win Super Bowl XXXV.
He missed all of last season with a torn ACL and entered Sunday's game with 195 yards on the ground in three games. But he nearly reached that output against the Browns as he carried 26 times and matched his career high for yards, set against Dallas on Nov. 19, 2000.
Ray Lewis -- the MVP of Super Bowl XXXV -- continued to show why ha is the best linebacker in football. He had an interception, forced a fumble and recovered a fumble before leaving with a jammed shoulder late in the third quarter.
The Ravens (2-2) forced five turnovers as they won their second straight game.
Baltimore built a 23-0 lead and then saw Cleveland rally behind quarterback Kelly Holcomb, who replaced the injured Tim Couch.
Holcomb passed for 180 yards and two touchdowns in the fourth quarter and led the Browns (2-3) to the Baltimore 17 with under 20 seconds remaining.
But on second down, Holcomb's pass into the end zone deflected of the hands of cornerback Chris McAlister into the arms of rookie safety Ed Reed.
Couch left with 10:09 remaining in the contest with a concussion. Before he was hurt, Couch struggled and the fans were chanting for Holcomb to replace him.