"I love when we stick with the running game because it shows our dominance over the other team," said left guard Edwin Mulitalo.
No one expects more from Lewis than Lewis himself.
"I'm not trying to be just any running back," he said. "I'm trying to be great. I want to be great. Whatever is going to make me great, that's what I'm trying to do."
He is already special in Dilfer's eyes.
"He can beat you with speed, he can run you over," Dilfer said. "He's developing a presence in the passing game. He's a very good blocker.
"When he becomes as good a blocker and receiver as he is a runner, he's going to be the best in the league."
Ravens tight end Shannon Sharpe concurred, but threw out one important qualifier.
"I see a lot of guys come in the first year and have success, and then they don't do the things it took to get to that position," Sharpe said. "He'll have to work harder because the level of expectation he sets for himself and what people set for him is going to be higher."
The Ravens closed out their AFC Central schedule with an 8-2 record. That record, and their AFC mark of 8-3, could prove critical in a potential tiebreaker scenario with the Titans, with whom they split.
At the very least, the Ravens are poised for a strong finishing run. They averaged 470 total yards the past two weeks. In the past three, Dilfer has thrown four touchdown passes of longer than 40 yards. It is an offense preparing to make a playoff statement.
"It says when we execute, we can do whatever we want to do," Johnson said. "It has nothing to do with the defense out there. If we execute our plays, it doesn't matter who is out there."
All that matters at this point is who is in the way.
Ravens 44, Browns 7