3 Cleveland Browns to watch in Week 11 against Buffalo

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No. 2: Nick Chubb, RB

If the weather forecasts are accurate for Buffalo, it could be tough sledding for both teams. The ground game may be necessary a bit more than in a traditional game and for the Browns that will mean giving their running back and best offensive player Nick Chubb the ball. He carried the ball a measly 11 times a week ago for only 63 yards. It was Chubb’s lowest number on the year, and he certainly will be looking to help his team out more on Sunday.

He’s running up so many leaderboards as we speak. He currently has gained 904 yards and is ranked third in the NFL this season. His 5.7 yards per carry is the best among those players that have rushed for more than 800 yards and better than both Saquon Barkley and Derrick Henry, who are slightly ahead of him in the total yards category.

As for the best running backs in Cleveland history, Chubb has climbed to fourth all-time with 5,720 yards and has a shot at catching Mike Pruitt at No. 3 who had 6,540 yards in his career. If Chubb can maintain his health over the next few seasons, he should be able to reach the No. 2 ranking ahead of Browns legend Leroy Kelly. That would put the former Georgia Bulldog just behind the greatest of all-time Jim Brown.

Can you see Chubb breaking off a run or two on Sunday when there’s a snowy scene on the field? He’s collected 11 touchdowns this season, which is only one behind his career-best 12. It would be the frosting on the cake if he could score a couple more touchdowns in this one.