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Eric Goska column: Prolific Packers hope to gouge Browns' top 'D'

League leaders in yards per play will clash today

6:49 PM, Oct. 19, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 22: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings scores a touchdown against the Cleveland Browns during the first quarter of the game on September 22, 2013 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 22: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings scores a touchdown against the Cleveland Browns during the first quarter of the game on September 22, 2013 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
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More than 35 years have passed since the Browns last allowed opponents fewer yards per play than what their NFL-leading defense of 2013 is permitting.

But by the end of the day, Cleveland's stay on top could be over.

It's not so much a case of an immovable object meeting an irresistible force, but the clash between the Browns' defense and the Packers' offense at Lambeau Field will involve league leaders in average yards per play. Through six games, Cleveland is surrendering just 4.40 yards per play. Through five games, Green Bay is averaging 6.74 yards per play. ...

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