Browns studs and duds Week 8: Nick Chubb is the best in the business

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Stud: Myles Garrett, EDGE

There isn’t a player on this team — or possibly even in the NFL — that enjoys Halloween as much as Myles Garrett does. He’s been known to decorate his house with quarterbacks he’s sacked while also showing up as the Grim Reaper in the past.

This year, he did a Stranger Things theme at his home and showed up to the game dressed as the villain from Season 4, Vecna. He then went on the field and had himself a night.

Garrett caused the interception on the opening drive as he tipped the pass that A.J. Green ended up hauling in. On the following drive, he had a sack on third-and-10 — showing off a sick spin move in the process — forcing Cincinnati to punt on fourth-and-18.

Garrett was credited with another half-sack in the fourth quarter, getting to Burrow at the same time as Taven Bryan. He’s had a fantastic season and continues to climb up the franchise record books with 66 career sacks now.

Dud: Jedrick Wills, Offensive Tackle

The blocked field goal was bad but Cleveland was again in a rough spot thanks to mistakes from the offense. On second and nine, Nick Chubb lost one yard on a carry which wasn’t good. What was worse was the fact that Jedrick Wills was flagged for holding, which was a 10-yard loss.

That pushed the Browns back to the Cincinnati 44 and while they gained nine yards on third-and-19, they had to settle for a long field goal. Perhaps if Wills isn’t flagged they’re kicking from 43 and the ball would come off with a higher trajectory and might not be blocked. Either way, it was another gaffe from Wills, who has been up and down this season.