3 Cleveland Browns that stood out on offense in Week 1 win
By John Suchan
Several Cleveland Browns offensive players contributed to the team’s big win against the Carolina Panthers in Week 1, but these 3 stood out more than others
Isn’t it a great feeling the day after a big win? The Cleveland Browns stunned the Carolina Panthers with a late game field gold by rookie kicker Cade York and pulled off the 26-24 win. Historically speaking, it may go down as one of the biggest victories in franchise history.
It was only Week 1 of the NFL season so let’s not try to get carried away, but for a team that hadn’t won an opening season game over the last 18 years, it certainly makes for a happy moment in franchise history as they finally ended a dreadful streak.
There were several contributors on the team that really stood out and helped get the win. Let’s look back at a few of those players.
3 Cleveland Browns that really stood out on the offense
Player No. 3: Nick Chubb, RB
It was by far Nick Chubb’s best Week 1 performance of his career. He was simply brilliant. He is the heart and soul of this Brown’s team and should be recognized for it. He started fast and didn’t slow down.
He had 79 yards at halftime and finished with 141 on the day. He didn’t score a touchdown in this one though, as he saved that for his counterpart Kareem Hunt who ended up scoring twice.
He played with power and instincts that can’t be taught. That’s why he is considered one of the best running backs in the NFL. When the Browns needed a first down, he found a way to get that extra yard, or sometimes he just took the ball for 15 or 20 yards.
Would Chubb have liked to have scored a touchdown or two? Probably, but the former Georgia Bulldog has always said it’s about winning, and his team won on Sunday. His effort provided a much-needed spark to the offense.