Friday, October 14, 2011
Poll results: Browns get toughest test
By Jamison Hensley
The results are in from our SportsNation poll and the AFC North team that draws the toughest playmaker Sunday is ... the Cleveland Browns.
In trying to go over .500 for the season, the Browns must stop Raiders running back Darren McFadden, the NFL's rushing leader. That's why the Browns received 53 percent in a poll that totaled over 7,500 votes.
McFadden is so hard to defend because he runs with speed and power. Among running backs, he ranks first in rushing yards per game (103.8), second in yards per carry (5.7) and tied for first in 20-yard runs (seven).
In the other AFC North games, the Ravens have to go against Houston's Arian Foster, the Steelers face Jacksonvillie's Maurice Jones-Drew and the Bengals line up against Indianapolis' Reggie Wayne.