Greatest moments in Cleveland Browns history: 12. Nick Chubb runs for 92-yards
2018 was a special season for the Cleveland Browns. They were able to erase a 1-31 stench that had covered the franchise and actually put together some wins. While 7-8-1 isn’t really a successful season, the Browns did end up going 5-3 down the stretch which gives them plenty of hope for the future.
One of the better players during that campaign was running back Nick Chubb, who they selected at No. 35 in the 2018 NFL Draft out of Georgia. He started out the season behind Carlos Hyde — and he remained there despite outplaying Hyde when given the chance.
With former head coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley continuing to stubbornly play Hyde, general manager John Dorsey shipped Hyde to the Jacksonville Jaguars and forced them to play Chubb. And the results were great as Chubb put together three-straight games with decent production. Then, he broke out in a Week 10 win over the Atlanta Falcons — which was the second game under interim head coach Gregg Williams.
Chubb ran for 176 yards and a touchdown while adding 33 yards and two more scores through the air. But the highlight of that breakout performance put Chubb atop the Cleveland record books for the longest rush in team history.
In the third quarter of that game, and the score sitting at 21-10, the Browns looked to put the game away and were content running the ball and killing some clock. At their own eight-yard line, they handed the ball off to Chubb, who rumbled his way for a 92-yard score that put the game completely out of reach. It also gave them one of their more impressive wins of the season as they completely controlled the contest against a team that was in the playoffs the past two seasons.