Cleveland Browns: Studs and duds in Week 3 thrashing of Chicago Bears

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Sep 26, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt (27) runs the ball past Chicago Bears cornerback Kindle Vildor (22) into the end zone for a touchdown during the fourth quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports /

The Cleveland Browns completely dominated the Chicago Bears on Sunday afternoon. Here are the best and worst performers from their overall impressive performance.

The Cleveland Browns faced off against the Chicago Bears and rookie quarterback Justin Fields on Sunday afternoon. The Browns defense harrassed Fields all day, making him look every bit like a rookie, while the offense continued their normal rhythm of ground and pound.

In the end, the Browns walked away with a resounding 26-6 victory.

Not everything was hunky-dory, however, as the Browns did have some performers that were less than stellar. It’s easy to overlook the bad in a victory that was so one-sided, but it’s important to remain balanced as an onlooker, critiquing the bad while praising the good.

With that said, here are Cleveland’s best performers on Sunday, as well as their worst, as the Browns move forward to their Week 4 matchup with the Minnesota Vikings.

Cleveland Browns Stud: Kareem Hunt’s versatility

Cleveland truly may have the best backfield duo in the entire NFL. Not only do they have an incredible starting running back in Nick Chubb, but they also have a stellar backup in Kareem Hunt, a former starter in the league that was given a second chance in the NFL by the Cleveland Browns following some off-field issues.

That seems like a lifetime ago now, as Hunt has made himself a better man off the field, but also continued his dominance on the field for the Browns. On a day where Chubb struggled to get any sort of chunk plays, Hunt provided several big plays on the day to help Cleveland blast past the Chicago Bears.

Hunt tallied 81 yards on 10 rushes and added 74 yards in the air on six catches. His biggest play on the day was his 29-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter. Hunt bounced off multiple Bears defenders on his way to the endzone to put the game out of reach for good.

What Hunt brings to this team in both the pass and running game is hard to ignore, and is exactly what makes him an indispensable part of this roster. If the Browns are legit, it will be in large part to Kareem Hunt and what he brings to the entire offense. That versatility was on full display on Sunday afternoon and should continue to make Browns fans happy.