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C.J. is Jim Brown good?

Posted by Chris Brown on September 16, 2012 – 6:37 pm

Jim Brown is still widely regarded as the greatest running back to ever play the game, but for first two games of a season C.J. Spiller is right there with him in yards per carry average for the first two games of a season.

With his 123-yard rushing day Sunday in the win over the Chiefs, Spiller is the first NFL player to average 10-yards per carry or more in the first two games of a season since Jim Brown in 1963 (minimum 25 total attempts).

Brown in 1963 averaged 394 yards on 35 carries for an average of 11.26 yards per carry. Spiller is 292 yards on 29 carries for an average of 10.06 per carry. 

It’s only a two-game sample, but anytime you’re in the company of Jim Brown you’re putting up scary production.


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