Browns Week 7 studs and duds: Late mistakes dampen strong effort

Browns, Jacoby Brissett. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Browns, Jacoby Brissett. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /
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Browns, Nick Chubb. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /

Stud: Nick Chubb, Running Back

It’s never a shock to see Nick Chubb listed as a stud. He continues to be the central piece in the Browns offense and put them up 7-0 early when he ran in a touchdown from two yards out. From there, he had a hard time finding lanes and had just 20 yards in the first half.

With the Ravens focused on stopping the run, Jacoby Brissett answered and that allowed Chubb to find more room in the second half. He finished with 91 yards on 16 carries with 16 more yards on two receptions. It was another strong game for one of the best players in the league.

Dud: Jed Wills, Left Tackle

Jedrick Wills has been much better this season than in 2021 but had a rough day on Sunday. The left tackle had two penalties in the first half alone as he was simply off his game. The second was a killer as he was hit with a hold that put his offense in a second-and-18 situation. Before that, they were really playing well and had a 10-6 lead but ended up having to punt it back to the Ravens. It also made it back-to-back three-and-outs for the Cleveland offense.

The issues continued as the Browns were trying to tie it before the half. Down 13-10, Cleveland was moving it but then Wills was beaten by Justin Houston who sacked Jacoby Brissett, causing a fumble. Ethan Pocic was able to recover it but the drive stalled there and Cleveland was unable to tie it up, or take the lead, before the break.