Nick Chubb joined some elite company in Week 7

Browns, Nick Chubb. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Browns, Nick Chubb. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

The Cleveland Browns suffered a loss on Sunday but Nick Chubb still found a way to continue to have huge individual success

It was another tough loss for the Cleveland Browns but their best player continues to put his name in the record books.

During the first quarter of their Week 7 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, Chubb ran in a touchdown from two yards out. It was his eighth of the season and it put him in some elite company.

Chubb has now managed at least eight touchdowns in each of his first five seasons in the NFL and is only the fifth player in history to do so. The others were Jim Brown, Emmitt Smith, LaDainian Tomlinson, and Adrian Peters.

Each of those players is among the best to ever play the game with Smith and Peterson each in the top five in yardage all-time and all of them being in the top six for touchdowns with Brown coming in at No. 6 with106 for Cleveland.

Nick Chubb has been a bright spot since 2018

It’s no secret that Cleveland has had its share of disappointments and while there were some rough times — including the 1-31 stretch under Hue Jackson — the disappointing seasons since 2018 have been the most painful.

Since that season, there’s been much more hope thanks to the promise shown by Baker Mayfield and many other moves including the addition of Odell Beckham, Jr. The Browns even made it to the playoffs in 2020 and secured a win over Pittsburgh.

But things have fallen off since then and they’re now 2-5 this year. Despite all the lows, Chubb has been a constant source of excitement for fans. He’s recorded at least 1,000 yards in each of the past three seasons and it should have been four had he been played more as a rookie. As it stands, he had 996 yards and eight touchdowns that year. So far in 2022, he’s sitting at 740 yards, just ahead of Saquon Barkley for first place in the league.

There are hopes the team will improve when Deshaun Watson returns later this season but even if the wins don’t come, Chubb will continue to give his all and climb up record books. Cleveland has boasted some great running backs in their time and Chubb could wind up putting together a strong enough career to be compared to any of them.

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