5 Bold predictions for Cleveland Browns vs. Bengals Week 17
1. Nick Chubb Will Save his Best for Last
First things first, Nick Chubb deserves credit for something that he does off the field. He might be the only Browns star who doesn’t make headlines for what they say in interviews.
Most Browns probably can’t even tell you what Nick Chubb’s voice sounds like, not because he isn’t talking at all but what he’s saying isn’t news. Not to mention that he has easily been the MVP of this team rushing for close to 1,500 yards. Kudos to Chubb for leading by example.
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Now to this week, the Bengals have the worst rushing defense in the league. They have allowed more than 200 yards rushing in four games this year and gave up 175 two weeks ago to the New England Patriots.
Cincinnati has trouble tackling so they will have their hands full with Chubb who leads the NFL in broken tackles on running plays according to profootballreferenece.com.
Their defense is devoid of run stoppers their leading tackler is their safety Shawn Williams which usually means teams are breaking off long runs. They will need their defensive line to keep blockers off their linebackers because if Chubb gets to the second level he can take it all the way for a touchdown.
Chubb has had a great season and some great games, averaging almost 100 yards rushing per game, but this performance will top them all. He hasn’t run for 200 yards in an NFL game but that will change this week.
He is currently the leading rusher in the NFL 92 yards ahead of Christian McCaffery of the Carolina Panthers. Chubb will secure the first rushing title for the Browns since Leroy Kelly in 1968 with a big game.