3 offensive players who shined for the Browns in Week 7

Browns, Donovan Peoples-Jones. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
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Nick Chubb, Browns
Nick Chubb, Browns. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports /

1. Nick Chubb, RB

After a bounce-back performance in Week 7, Nick Chubb has established himself this season as the best running back in the league. After forcing five missed tackles against the Ravens, he now has six games with more than five missed tackles forced. Among running backs with more than 80 carries this season, Chubb leads the league in rushing yards, rushing yards per attempt, and carries of 10+ and 20+ yards.

Chubb ran the ball 16 times for 91 yards and a touchdown, leading many fans to be unhappy with his carry total for the game. The matchup was close throughout, so there is no excuse for Chubb only receiving 16 carries on the game.

Cleveland is now 0-5 in games where Chubb receives less than 20 carries, including the past four losses. With Chubb’s ability to consistently create big runs, it makes him a more valuable running back than most when his team is down late in games. For example, look at this 22-yard run by Chubb in the fourth quarter while the Browns were down 10 points.

That drive ended in a touchdown, as all three carries Chubb had in the drive went for over ten yards. Kevin Stefanski seems to forget how dominant Nick Chubb can be in the second half of games, and it’ll be interesting to see how Stefanski utilizes him in the coming weeks.

There’s no reason why Nick Chubb should be having 16 carries in a close game, and it can be expected that his carry total increases in his Week 8 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals.