Stud: Nick Chubb
Nick Chubb is quickly becoming a large part of the offensive game plan, and he showed Sunday night why he needs to be every week. Despite the Rams dominant defensive front, Chubb was able make play after play and was easily Cleveland’s best offensive player.
Chubb rushed for 96 yards on 23 carries, an average of 4.2 yards per carry. It was a great night for Chubb, especially considering his longest run went for only 13 yards. He also caught four receptions for 35 yards.
The second-year running back used his patience to find running lanes and exploded through the holes to consistently make chunk plays. He was getting to the second level of the Rams defense, and the Rams struggled to bring him down.
Chubb’s ability to gain chunks of yardage helped put the Browns into manageable situations. It also helped the Browns get into a rhythm and put them in a tempo that had the Rams defense on their heels.
With the Browns struggling to limit pressure, a strong rushing attack is going to help slow some of the pressure down and give the passing offense an extra tick to find an opening.
Chubb has been the most consistent offensive weapon for the Browns and he always seems to be in control with the ball in his hands. On Sunday night, he helped give a struggling Browns offense some life and helped put them into advantageous situations.