Former Georgia football running back Nick Chubb leads the Browns to victory
There is absolute jubilation in the streets of Cleveland, Ohio tonight. The Cleveland Browns have won their first playoff game since 1994 and in dominant fashion. To make it even sweeter their opponent was their hated division rival the Pittsburgh Steelers. Former Georgia football running back Nick Chubb was a big reason the Browns were finally able to get over the hump.
Chubb led the team in total yards with 145 on 22 total touches. His best play of the night came on a 40-yard screen pass in the 4th quarter. After catching the pass Chubb eluded two defenders and then it was off to the races. He would have had a couple more touchdowns, but every time the Browns got into the red zone Kareem Hunt was subbed in. Hunt then vultured two touchdowns.
Here is that screen pass Chubb scored on:
Chubb is the kind of running back that gets better as the game goes along. His ten yards per carry in the fourth quarter tops the league, yes, higher than Derrick Henry who averages seven. However, in this game Pittsburgh kept Chubb bottled up in the fourth quarter allowing him just 12 yards on five carries for an average of 2.4 yards per carry.
That didn’t matter though. At that point, the Browns were just trying to run out the clock. Ben Roethlisberger’s four interceptions had done the Steelers in and all but assured Cleveland of the victory they eventually sealed. That does not take away from the overall heroic efforts of one Nicholas Jamaal Chubb.
The best of the best step up when it means the most. That is what Chubb has been doing since his days in Athens, Ga. When the stage is the largest, when the lights are the brightest, that is when Chubb shines. He was built for moments like this. Cleveland, you got a great one, take care of him and he will continue to take your franchise to new heights.