2. Nick Chubb could want Revenge
Chubb has established himself as one of the most talented running backs in the league and will likely compete for a variety of running stats this season. That greatness wasn’t on full display in the playoff game against the Chiefs last January.
He only got a handful of carries early and finished with only 13 carries in the game. I still blame the coaching staff for that lapse in judgment but that’s a conversation for another day. When Chubb did touch the ball, he didn’t have many breakaway runs like some games in his past.
There were runs where he was stuffed behind the line of scrimmage and there were at least two times where Chubb was on the other end of screen passes from his quarterback Baker Mayfield that he simply dropped. It was very uncharacteristic for Chubb.
Chubb is all about the work, playing the game the right way, and playing for the team. I don’t doubt for a second that he has made it his mission to do everything this season to bring a championship to Cleveland and I totally believe on Sunday Chubb is going to have a game for the ages.
With all this talk of the different parts of the Browns team, from the competition in the wide receiver room to the starting players in the defensive secondary, some forget about Chubb and his importance to this Browns team.