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Peyton Hillis will have MRI on hamstring

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The Browns had trouble generating any rushing attack against the Raiders on Sunday and Peyton Hillis‘ hamstring injury was part of the problem.

Hillis will have an MRI on Monday after hurting his hamstring against Oakland. Hillis hurt himself on his second run of the game, but remained in the game for the rest of that drive. He carried the ball four more times overall, finishing with just 14 yards on six carries, and spent most of the rest of the game on the sidelines. Montario Hardesty managed 35 yards on 11 carries, but did such a poor job in pass blocking that Hillis was back in the game to try to keep Colt McCoy upright in the fourth quarter.

Hillis has had the kind of year that makes you believe the Madden curse exists. He missed a game with strep throat, got accused of missing the game because he hasn’t gotten a new contract and now comes the hamstring problem. He has 211 yards on 60 carries for the year

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21 Responses to “Peyton Hillis will have MRI on hamstring”
  1. savocabol1 says: Oct 17, 2011 11:05 AM

    Shurmur is the worst play caller in the league. He is running Hillis out of Cleveland. Cribbs is next. Great move Holmgren….

  2. tatatoothy says: Oct 17, 2011 11:06 AM

    Did his agent advise him to do that, too?

  3. kernelreefer says: Oct 17, 2011 11:08 AM

    Will he tweet a picture of the MRI? I’d like to diagnose it.

  4. dlindstedt2 says: Oct 17, 2011 11:08 AM

    Just saying.

    MADDEN CURSE

  5. waltdawg says: Oct 17, 2011 11:11 AM

    TO ALL NFL Players,

    Please mark it on your calendar to “ignore” all calls from EA Sports in order to avoid the Madden Curse….It is real and not just a myth…

  6. mrizzo44 says: Oct 17, 2011 11:16 AM

    Madden curse? Or maybe he just wasn’t that special to begin with.

    I like him a lot as a player, and what he did last year was nice, but he’s hardly a superstar.

  7. nineroutsider says: Oct 17, 2011 11:33 AM

    I do not want any Niner on the cover of Madden…EVER! It may seem dumb, but the curse is real!

  8. pspring63 says: Oct 17, 2011 11:39 AM

    Cleveland curse

  9. football58 says: Oct 17, 2011 11:44 AM

    Another awesome performance by Hillis. Just like I have been saying all along. It is a complete joke that he was ever on Madden.

  10. clownsfan says: Oct 17, 2011 11:49 AM

    Shurmur needs to hand off the play calling. He’s just awful. Why can’t the Browns ever hire a HC w/experience? Always some over-rated coordinator. I don’t remember STL’s offense blowin’ it up last yr. I realize it’s still too early in his run to judge….but based on what we’ve seen in the 1st 5 games it looks like “The Walrus ” blew it.

  11. hound32 says: Oct 17, 2011 11:49 AM

    Patsy the Puppet Shurmur is in over his head as both a HC And play caller . he just looks totaly lost . we went from a talentless smart physical disciplined team to a soft undisciplined still talentless pile of jello .

    does the Walrus waddle down to the sidelines before this mess gets anymore out of control ?

  12. joetoronto says: Oct 17, 2011 12:11 PM

    I have to agree with the Browns fans here, the play calling yesterday was horrific.

    I can only speak for yesterday, but if that was any indication of the season so far, Shurmur obviously isn’t the guy for the job.

  13. cbass59 says: Oct 17, 2011 12:26 PM

    If there’s one thing consistent in the NFL it’s the browns. A 12-year expansion team (and counting). Every preseason the calls to 850AM are loaded with 12-4 and 10-6 predictions. And every year, the complaining starts around week 5 or 6 as reality sets in. If I was a browns fan, I’d try to figure out why God hates my team.

    It’s funny how teams cycle out of their “rebuilding” phase (Detriot, Buffalo, SF), but not the Browns. Somehow they find a way not to benefit from high draft positions.

  14. romosexualtendencies69 says: Oct 17, 2011 12:48 PM

    Remember when Cleveland fans were all butthurt about LeBron and were trying to say with pride that Peyton Hillis was the face of Cleveland Sports?

    Please come back LeBron…

  15. joeinoh says: Oct 17, 2011 12:50 PM

    Easy Browns fans. Shurmur only had two weeks to come up with a solid game plan for Oakland. (That was sarcasm for you Steelers fans).

  16. richm2256 says: Oct 17, 2011 12:57 PM

    They might want to do an MRI of dude’s heart while they’re at it ……. seems to be pretty weak these days.

  17. lacharger2112 says: Oct 17, 2011 1:16 PM

    The Madden Curse is not real. I dare you to put the entire Steelers team on the cover next year! I dare you EA!!

  18. londonfletcher says: Oct 17, 2011 1:30 PM

    Dear Hillis,
    You’re killing my fantasy scores.

    Let’s go Forte!

    Madden Curse!

  19. mayfieldroadboy says: Oct 17, 2011 1:58 PM

    It’s the curse of Art Modell. Modell felt he was run out of Cleveland, as will all sport’s front offices, coaches, and players…look at the Indians and that new owner, and the Cavs after LeBron has gone.

    Modell abandoned Cleveland to the hands of an absentee owner as well.

    Modell created a void in that city, and no amount of frenzied hatred, remorse, or political piety will ever fill.

    The Modell curse: this one’s for real.

  20. thetwilightsown says: Oct 17, 2011 2:03 PM

    Does an MRI show if he has any heart?

  21. Deb says: Oct 17, 2011 4:52 PM

    I don’t believe in curses, but still don’t want to see another Steeler on the Madden cover. If they worry about curses, sometimes people can psyche themselves out and create a self-fulfilling prophecy. And sometimes when people use sickness or injury to gain leverage during contract negotiations that kind of underhanded strategy can come back to bite them.

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