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December 08, 2008
Which team has the NFL's worst playing surface?
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December 08, 2008

Si Players Nfl Poll

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Which team has the NFL's worst playing surface?

Steelers (Heinz Field) 27%

Raiders (McAfee Coliseum) 13%

Eagles (Lincoln Financial Field) 7%

Dolphins (Dolphins Stadium) 7%

Chiefs (Arrowhead Stadium) 6%

Players could not vote for their own team's stadium.... Heinz Field's hybrid grass surface has long been criticized, never more than after rain, and wear and tear, turned it into a mass of mud during a Steelers-Dolphins Monday-night game last year; Pittsburgh won 3--0.... Dolphins Stadium also finished fourth (7%) in a poll asking which team has the best playing surface (SI, Dec. 1).

[Based on a survey of 320 NFL players] • For more on the poll, and to comment on it, go to