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11 Sep 2010

ESPN: Young RB Similarity Scores

The first ESPN Insider MNF feature has fun with similarity scores for the young running backs playing this Monday night: Jamaal Charles, Ray Rice, and Shonn Greene. (Ryan Mathews, of course, can't have scores since he's a rookie.) Before you click on the piece, see if you can name the only two players other than Charles to average 5.75 yards per carry with at least 150 carries (since 1978).

Posted by: Aaron Schatz on 11 Sep 2010

6 comments, Last at 12 Sep 2010, 6:19pm by Capt. Anonymous

Comments

1
by Passball (not verified) :: Sat, 09/11/2010 - 3:06pm

Barry Sanders and Chris Johnson is my guess.

2
by Shattenjager :: Sat, 09/11/2010 - 4:14pm

1/2 right (as would I have been).

For non-insiders: http://www.pro-football-reference.com/play-index/tiny/wYNew

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by justanothersteve :: Sun, 09/12/2010 - 10:56am

I can think of only one regular here who will get this without looking.

3
by Booond (not verified) :: Sat, 09/11/2010 - 6:51pm

So that tells us nothing.

4
by Joseph :: Sat, 09/11/2010 - 10:54pm

My guess (before clicking)--Sanders & Dickerson.

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by Capt. Anonymous (not verified) :: Sun, 09/12/2010 - 6:19pm

bo jackson