Originally written on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 11/18/14

The Browns’ run defense has been one of the great question marks for the team since before Jamal Lewis was wearing a Ravens uniform running up and down the football field against the Browns. Whether it was because the Browns’ opponents are usually playing with a lead, the defense being on the field too long, or just not being good at stopping the run, the Browns have just struggled with it over the years. The Browns did pretty well in containing BenJarvus Green-Ellis this week against the Bengals as he ran for 75 yards on 21 carries. The task this upcoming Sunday won’t be so easy.

C.J. Spiller didn’t start atop the Buffalo Bills depth chart this season. That was Fred Jackson who went down during a week one embarrassment to the New York Jets. Spiller has filled in admirably averaging 10.1 yards per carry. He had 14 carries for 169 yards against the Jets and 15 carries for 123 yards in beating the Kansas City Chiefs. He has three rushing TDs. He’s also caught five passes for 72 yards.

If the Browns are lucky, the Bills will have a gameplan focusing on the passing game. They’re going to have their work cut out for them against Spiller, it would seem.

[Related: Shurmur on Sunday’s Game Against Buffalo: “We’ve Got to Win this Game”]

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