Could the Cleveland Browns have two RBs hit 1,000 yards?
There have only been six running back duos in the history of the NFL to rush for more than 1,000-yards in the same season on one team. The Cleveland Browns have two players capable of doing that this year as Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt look to be No. 7 all-time.
Cleveland hasn’t been shy about wanting to accomplish that as they have openly stated this was a goal entering the season. It seemed as though their goal could be in jeopardy when Chubb suffered a knee injury in Week 4, but it actually may have helped.
His absence gave Hunt a chance to be the featured back and it didn’t stop Chubb from dominating when he did return after missing four games. He is now more than 100 yards ahead of Hunt but both are less than 250 yards from accomplishing that goal with three games to go.
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“Through 13 games Chubb has 881 rushing yards and Hunt has 772. They’re the only running back teammates with more than 700 rushing yards this season.
The last running backs to both top 1,000 yards rushing were the Panthers’ Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams in 2009. The list also includes the 1985 season of former Browns Kevin Mack and Earnest Byner.”
Hunt needs just 228 yards and Chubb will surely get there with only 119 needed in the final three games. Accomplishing this feat would be huge for these two as it would not only solidify them as the best duo in the league now, but they could go down as one of the best ever.
“Playing with confidence is where I’m at my best,” he said. “Trusting these calls, trusting my eyes and going through it and trusting my guys around me.”
Mayfield was open about his self-doubt a season ago and now, the confidence can be seen once again. There will always be those who doubt him since he’s such a polarizing figure, but it’s hard for anyone to say he hasn’t been playing out of his mind.
“Brown, along with Myles Boykin and James Proche, were all placed on the COVID-19 list. A player does not need to test positive to be placed on the list. Players can be placed on the COVID-19 list if they come into close contact with another person who tested positive for the virus.”
Rough news for the Ravens who continue to be hit with Covid-related news. It could also carry over to the Browns, who just played Baltimore on Monday.
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While it’s easy to root against the Ravens franchise, Jon Harbaugh seems like a class act. And the mutual respect he and Kevin Stefanski showed is admirable. The Browns might have been swept, but the needle is moving and they will be a threat to Baltimore for years.
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