Cleveland Browns Vs. Atlanta Falcons: With Peyton Hillis, Browns Have a Chance

October 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Cleveland Browns have been competitive so far this year playing Peyton Hillis and Joshua Cribbs, and they'll need both versus the Atlanta Falcons this weekend.
The Falcons are turning into one of the better teams in the league, with their Achilles heel so far being their special teams unit. While overall play hasn't been bad, mistakes like missed assignments and penalties have put the Falcons behind the Eight Ball twice already this year.
Joshua Cribbs is a special teams monster, and he started breaking through the coverages last week versus Cincinnati. If the Falcons can't correct their special teams mistakes, Cribbs just might get his first runback for a touchdown this year.
On offense, the Falcons defense ranks 11th against the rush, but Hillis just finished breaking apart the Ravens and the Bengals defenses, and the Bengals now are ranked 15th versus the rush.
The Ravens only are ranked 21st now, but that stat now includes the punishment Hillis inflicted.
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