3 Cleveland Browns that stood out on offense despite another tough loss

Cleveland Browns, Nick Chubb. Mandatory Credit: Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports
Cleveland Browns, Nick Chubb. Mandatory Credit: Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports /

Despite the difficult loss to the Chargers, the Cleveland Browns had several offensive players that shined in their Week 5 game

The losses for the Cleveland Browns are starting to take on an unfortunate tone this season. Again, in this Week 5 defeat to the Los Angeles Chargers 30-28, the team squandered a late lead and couldn’t convert on a couple of late-game situations to get the win.

Despite these types of agonizing losses, the team still has players that are showing up each week and putting forth the efforts that could give them wins eventually. But to get those victories they’ll have to get effort from all players on the field and so far for this season that hasn’t been the case.

Let’s focus our attention though on three players that played hard Sunday.

Cleveland Browns players that stood out on offense

3. Nick Chubb, RB

The best player on the team continues to give it his all when he’s given opportunities. On just 17 carries, Nick Chubb ran for 134 yards and added two touchdowns. His first touchdown of 41 yards on the opening drive was a thing of beauty as he broke several tackles near the line of scrimmage before bouncing out to the right side.

From there he tiptoed the sideline before sprinting past the rest of the Chargers’ defense and finished it off by stiff-arming the last LA defender as he rolled into the endzone.

Chubb later scored a second touchdown in the second quarter that helped the team regain the lead before the half. However, his efforts weren’t enough to help the team gain the victory and that is likely more discouraging to a player like Chubb who has shared his desire for team success over individual success.

He’s leading the NFL in rushing yards through five weeks with 593 yards gained and seven touchdowns — which is also the best start to his career. Hopefully his efforts long term will prove to be more valuable and lead the team to more wins, but for now, we’ll continue to cheer for the best part of the team despite the other problems for the Orange and Brown.

2. Amari Cooper, WR

After a subpar game against the Atlanta Falcons, Amari Cooper stepped up and had a solid outing against L.A. He finished the afternoon with seven receptions for 76 yards that including a nice touchdown in the corner of the endzone. After he scored, the Browns went up 14-0 in the game and it seemed like the team was off to a good start but that lead faded quickly. Cooper now has 27 catches for 304 games and three touchdowns on the year.

His presence has added another layer of offensive talent that has combined to make the Browns one of the best in the NFL this season. However, that hasn’t resulted in the team to wins because of the late-game mistakes by all units of the team.

1. David Njoku, TE

For the third week in a row, David Njoku had a great game and helped put his team in a position to get the win. He finished with 88 yards receiving on six catches. He’s now collected 24 receptions for 289 yards on the season. He’s certainly been putting in the work over the last three games and helping move the chains for the offense.

With three offensive players like Njoku, Chubb, and Cooper on the team, one would think that Cleveland would be coming away with the victories on Sunday, but miscues in play calling, a defense that is getting bulldozed every week and a special team’s unit that can’t capitalize on their chances, this team is still struggling to learn how to win.

When that happens at this point is anyone’s guess but for fans of the team at least they can watch these three players continue to give it their all.