3 Cleveland Browns to watch in Week 6 matchup with Patriots

Browns, Jacoby Brissett. Mandatory Credit: Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports
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The Cleveland Browns look to get back to 500 against the Patriots in Week 6. Here are 3 players to keep an eye on as they take on New England.

It’s been a rough couple of games for the Cleveland Browns as they’ve been beaten two weeks in row after inconsistent play by their defense and some untimely mistakes.

However, they’re not standing pat as they made some transactions this week and brought in two players that have most recently played for the Atlanta Falcons including linebacker Deoin Jones and nose tackle Tyeler Davison. Both could hopefully help with the Cleveland defense that has been giving up big play after big play by their opponents.

Jones, a former Pro Bowler, was introduced to the local media this week, and he shared his thoughts on the most recent troubles of his new team’s defense.

We’re not sure if he’ll play on Sunday when Cleveland hosts the New England Patriots as he’s returning from a recent injury, but he’ll definitely be a player to keep an eye on as the season unfolds.

There are several other Browns that will play in the game Sunday and are worth a second look so let’s dive into those players next.

3 Browns players to watch in Week 6

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

player. 53. . . . Nick Chubb. 3

Nick Chubb is “must-see TV” if you’re a Browns fan. He’s having his best start to a season so far and doesn’t look like he’s slowing down any time soon, though his carries continue to mysteriously diminish each week. Is it a coincidence that the team has also lost the last two games?

After Week 5, he leads the NFL in rushing with 593 yards on only 98 carries. That’s a 6.1 YPC average. He also has added seven touchdowns this year. Last season, and two other seasons (2018, 2019) he finished with eight touchdowns on the ground so what he’s accomplished already this time around is very impressive.

The fact that he’s producing at such a high level isn’t surprising to most that have followed his career over the last five years. That’s also why many are questioning why the team isn’t using Chubb even more. After a season-high 23 carries in the Browns last win against the Pittsburgh Steelers back in Week 3, his carries have dropped to 19 in Week 4 and 17 in Week 5.

Understandably, the coaches might be trying to conserve Chubb’s energy because it’s a long 17 game season, but that approach might be a bit too much. Cleveland has lost the last two with Chubb standing on the sidelines on the last offensive drives.

Maybe it’s time to up those carries a bit and help this team get the next win because right now Cleveland needs a spark.