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McFadden-Bush showdown looms

10/8/2008

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

Darren McFadden will play against Reggie Bush on Sunday as the Raiders visit New Orleans. It will be an interesting match-up. McFadden was widely compared to Bush when he came out of Arkansas in the spring.

The two players have similar builds and were known in college for their versatility. Both McFadden and Bush -- who starred at USC -- won games running, receiving and returning the ball.

The Raiders took McFadden with the No. 4 overall pick and envision him being a jack of all trades, which Bush, taken at No. 2 in 2006, has become for the Saints.

It may not be a fair matchup this week. McFadden is still dealing with a nagging turf toe injury he suffered in Week 2 at Kansas City, which ironically was his best game. McFadden will likely be limited some in practice this week, but he is expected to play.

The following is a game-by-game look at both McFadden and Bush in their first four NFL games: