Dud: Nick Chubb
Nick Chubb looked like he was well on his way to having another solid game after his first couple of carries. He was able to find creases, rushing for 28 yards on his first four carries. Those 28 yards put him at 1,000 rushing yards on the season, the first Browns rookie running back to ever reach the mark.
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But once he hit that milestone, things started to go downhill for Chubb. The Ravens defense clamped down on the Browns rushing attack, and made Chubb practically non-existent for the last three quarters.
Chubb had five more carries after reaching 1,000 yards, and those carries went for negative four yards. Chubb had no running room, and would attempt to do too much instead of taking what was given to him. Chubb’s final carry of the game went for negative five yards. For the entire game, Chubb finished with nine carries for 24 yards.
This is only the second game since Chubb became the starter that he has had less than ten carries and less than 50 yards. The other game came against the Houston Texans, when he rushed for 31 yards on nine carries.
Chubb would not have had as bad of a game had he not rushed deep into the backfield attempting to make things happen. It put the Browns behind the chains on multiple occasions, making it even more difficult against the stout Ravens defense.