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Throughout the season, we'll provide our weekly rankings of the Browns' team MVP candidates. Here's our top five through Week Two.
1. SS T.J. Ward: In two starts, the second-round pick from Oregon has notched 19 tackles (15 solo) and a forced fumble on defense and has also recorded three special-teams tackles.
2. RB Peyton Hillis: He leads the team in rushing yards (76) and touchdowns (two). He's also caught seven of the eight passes thrown to him and has accumulated 50 yards receiving. He did not fumble in 11 touches in Week Two after fumbling twice last week.
3. RS-WR Josh Cribbs: Cribbs hauled in a 65-yard TD pass against Kansas City and has improved as a receiver. While he hasn't broken a single return of more than 19 yards this year, but the Chiefs kicked away from him on kickoffs and punts. In short, he's capable of materially altering the opposition's strategy in the kicking game.
4. OLT Joe Thomas: He committed a holding penalty with the Browns down 16-14 and trying to drive in Week Two, but he's still one of the game's best at his position.
5. OLB Marcus Benard: He notched another sack in Week Two and has 2½ of the team's four sacks through two games.