3 Cleveland Browns to watch vs. Ravens: Nick Chubb needed in Week 7

Cleveland Browns, Nick Chubb. Mandatory Credit: Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports
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These three players will be key for the Cleveland Browns as they look to get back into the AFC North race against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 7

With a record of 2-4, the Cleveland Browns travel to Baltimore to play the Ravens in a Week 7 showdown.

Despite the Browns struggling to regain any kind of momentum as they enter an important stretch of ballgames, they still have a chance at staying in a very weak AFC North Division race. With the Ravens and the Cincinnati Bengals both at 3-3 and Cleveland playing both over the next two weeks, they could be right there competing for the division title.

Let’s look at why we should all be watching the NFL rushing leader Nick Chubb this week along with a couple of other Browns players that will have a big impact on the final outcome on Sunday.

3 Cleveland Browns to watch in Week 7

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3. Nick Chubb, RB

Nick Chubb is sitting at No. 1 in the NFL with 649 yards on the ground. More impressive and on a grander scale is that Chubb with 5,465 career yards gained will more than likely pass former Cleveland running back Greg Pruitt on the ladder of former running back greats for the team.

Chubb is only 32 yards from moving into the No. 4 slot all time. At No. 3 stands Mike Pruitt with 6,540 yards. Though it’s not likely that he will catch the other Pruitt this season, he’s hustling up that ranking.

The Ravens are the opponent this week and Chubb has had a lot of career success against them. In eight games, he’s collected 453 yards on 99 carries with five touchdowns. Some of Chubb’s biggest highlights have come against Baltimore.

That includes a game in the early part of the 2019 season when he rumbled for 165 yards and three touchdowns in a 40-25 route when the team had Freddie Kitchens as coach. There was also the 2020 season late season game when the Browns and Ravens played in a highly entertaining battle where the Ravens survived 47-42. In that game, Chubb scored two touchdowns with 103 yards gained on offense.

The fact that Chubb only had 12 carries in last week’s loss to the New England Patriots would suggest that the team would make a point at trying to establish the run game better with the former Georgia Bulldog leading the way. The Ravens’ defense has been pretty solid against the rush this season ranking at No. 7 in allowing the fewest yards gained at 623, but still, watch the Browns try to get Chubb going early in the offense.