Cleveland Browns: Studs and duds in Week 2 reality check
Cleveland Browns Stud: Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt, and the Offensive Line
They say to have a good running game, you need to have an offensive line that can create holes, and a good running back that can find those holes. Thankfully, the Cleveland Browns have both of these things.
Running backs Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt had another stellar performance, something that has become common to see on a week in and week out basis for the Browns. After a solid Week 1 performance by both runners, they followed it up with another in Week 2.
Chubb led the way with 95 yards on just 11 carries, including a 26-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to put the Browns up by 10. Hunt added 51 yards on 13 carries, with both running backs getting just one catch each.
If you were to ask either running back what was the key for their success, be it this week or any week, they’d tell you it was the offensive line. Sure, Chubb can make the first guy miss, and both he and Hunt have a knack for breaking solo tackles and require multiple defenders to bring them down. But time and again, the Browns offensive line was opening holes, pushing defenders aside, and making it look easy for their backfield teammates.
The standout offensive lineman in Week 2 was Wyatt Teller, who showed versatility by pulling on runs, getting outside and in front of his running backs to help break big runs. Overall, though, the entire offensive line deserves credit for their play. They help make Chubb, Hunt, and Mayfield look good every week, and have earned a spot on this list as studs.