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

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Stud: Amari Cooper, Wide Receiver

Jerry Jones can try and spin it however he wants, but the Dallas Cowboys made a huge mistake when they traded Amari Cooper to the Browns. Of course, Cleveland fans are thrilled he did so, but to act as though this was anything other than highway robbery for Andrew Berry is comical.

Cooper is on pace for a 1,000-yard season with 10 touchdowns — and that’s while playing with a backup quarterback. He had his most yards in a single game on Monday night, hauling in five receptions for 131 yards and a touchdown, which is an average of 26.2 yards per catch.

Cooper continues to prove he’s one of the best — if not the absolute best — route-runners in the game today. He often makes opponents look silly and even hauls in tough passes, like the 53-yarder on third-and-nine in the fourth quarter. That ball was a little overthrown but Cooper extended and pulled it in with his fingertips for an impressive grab.

Stud: Jacoby Brissett, Quarterback

An early fumble from Jacoby Brissett threatened to hamper the Cleveland offense but the veteran quarterback didn’t allow that to slow them down. He continued the stellar play we saw from a week ago as he had a season-high 278 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions.

Brissett added 12 yards on the ground which included a three-yard touchdown run and a powerful conversion on third and one that originally looked to be short of the marker. Cleveland’s recent skid might have been enough for many to throw in the towel but Brissett showed off his character as he continued to give it all he had and it was enough to give his team the win on Monday Night Football.