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THE CLEVELAND BROWNS
If the Cleveland Browns want to stay in the AFC playoff picture until Deshaun Watson returns, they’re going to have to use the same formula they used in their 29-17 win over the Steelers on Thursday: a dominant ground game, a solid quarterback performance and a terrific defensive effort.
Nick Chubb had 23 carries for 113 yards and a touchdown. It was his 24th 100-yard rushing game since the start of 2018, most in the NFL, and Cleveland finished with 171 rushing yards as a team.Amari Cooper and David Njoku combined for 16 receptions, 190 yards and two touchdowns. Jacoby Brissett went to them quite often as part of a 220-yard, two-touchdown, zero-interception passing performance.In Chubb and Cooper, the Browns had a 100-yard rusher and a 100-yard receiver in the same game for the first time since 1986.The Browns’ defense scored more points in the second half (six on a fumble recovered by Denzel Ward in the end zone on the final play of the game) than it allowed (three).Despite his offense’s struggles, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said he is sticking with Mitchell Trubisky over Kenny Pickett.
Chubb is one of the NFL’s most understated, under-recognized stars, but his game did plenty of talking. He averaged 4.9 yards per carry overall and an absurd 5.0 yards after first contact. When you have a less-than-ideal quarterback situation, the ability to turn would-be negative plays into short gains and would-be short gains into medium or long ones is a huge boost.
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Author : Zachary Pereles
Publish date : 2022-09-23 12:51:21
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