In 2010, LeGarrette Blount averaged 2.94 yards after contact; Adrian Peterson posted the next-best average with 2.93 yards in 2012. Chubb, in fact, tops the NFL with 116 yards after contact, and Hunt is tied for second with the Dallas Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott with 99 yards. The Baltimore Ravens and Green Bay Packers are tied for second in rate of such runs at 18%. But even when it's not perfect, I feel confident in their abilities to gain yards on dirty runs.". In his stead, Kareem Hunt will operate as Cleveland's lead back with D'Ernest Johnson mixing in as the top complement to him. Though the sample size is small, those would be the highest averages after contact since at least 2009, when ESPN Stats & Information began tracking the data. BEREA, Ohio -- To cap off the Cleveland Browns' opening drive Thursday, Nick Chubb bounced off two Cincinnati Bengals defenders before carrying a third into the end zone for an 11-yard touchdown. 1. On their first offensive snap Sunday in Dallas, the Cleveland Browns obliterated the Cowboys at the line of scrimmage so thoroughly no defender could even lay a hand on Nick Chubb until he'd almost reached the first-down marker. "Hopefully, we get [Chubb] back soon. Follow full coverage of Nick Chubb during the 2018 NFL Draft on ESPN.com Insiders can access ESPN.com's complete NFL draft coverage, plus exclusive player grades, rankings and expert analysis from Scouts Inc. Kareem Hunt and Nick Chubb combined for 210 yards rushing against the Bengals in Week 2. "The offensive line, the tight ends and the wide receivers, they are all straining, and the runners are running through arm tackles and breaking tackles. Latest on Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb including complete game-by-game stats on ESPN Bills star cornerback Tre'Davious White will … You have come to the ESPN Africa edition, for other ESPN editions, click above. Yet through the first two weeks of the season, Chubb and Hunt -- and their prowess for running through tackles -- are proving to be the backbone of the Cleveland attack. Kelley has performed well to start the season, racking up 258 scrimmage yards and a TD as Ekeler's top backup to start the season. Special talents, who break through tackles and reel off dirty runs. • Lamar Jackson more one-dimensional? In the second quarter, it was Kareem Hunt's turn. But the ability of Chubb and Hunt to break tackles is what stands to elevate the Browns' rushing attack from good to potentially elite, and sustain drives in critical moments. And as Sunday underscored, the Browns' rushing attack is about more than one player -- which is why it has been so tough to stop. On a key third-and-4, Hunt barreled through an arm tackle for the first down. Chubb is tied for fifth with nine third-down conversion runs. Judging Week 4 NFL overreactions: How long can Tom Brady do this? The Browns face a pair of looming litmus tests these next two weeks. That includes Austin Hooper, who ranks fifth among tight ends in run block win rate. • How Le'Veon Bell's ouster affects Jets Now, each player is raising questions about their status moving forward and how the longevity of their injury may impact Week 5 fantasy RB rankings, waiver wire strategy, and even impact buy-low/sell-high trade opportunities for owners desperate to win now. Copyright: © 2020 ESPN Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved. The Browns boast two of them. The two combined to average 7 yards on their 22 carries. • How Le'Veon Bell's ouster affects Jets Without Nick Chubb, the Browns can rely more heavily on a former NFL rushing champ in Kareem Hunt. NFL players who are displaying symptoms consistent with the coronavirus must isolate even if they have a negative test. The Browns got some tough news Monday, when an MRI revealed Chubb had suffered an MCL injury to his right knee, which is expected to sideline him for several weeks. • Full schedule » | Standings » Even after missing most of Sunday's game, Chubb still ranks third with 148 rushing yards after contact. The 31 points were the most Cleveland had scored in a first half since 1991, when Bernie Kosar was still its quarterback. Nick Chubb spielte vier Jahre lang (2014–2017) als Runningback an der University of Georgia für die Georgia Bulldogs. Chubb left the Browns' win over the Cowboys with a knee injury in the first half after he was rolled up on while in pass protection. He's a player to have on your fantasy rosters, especially in PPR formats. The Indianapolis Colts, next up on Sunday, boast the fourth-best run defense in the league; the Pittsburgh Steelers, who follow in Week 6, rank No. Later in the first half, Beckham would haul in another score for his first multi-touchdown game since joining the Browns before last season. The Cowboys, on the other hand, were just 23rd in run defense before the Browns decimated them. Drake (chest) left the Cardinals' loss to the Panthers in the fourth quarter and didn't return. Stephon Gilmore at practice for New England Patriots, comes off reserve/COVID-19 list. • Depth charts for every team » Chubb is tied for fifth with nine third-down conversion runs. Replacing Chubb, a Pro Bowler last season who entered the Dallas game fourth in the NFL in rushing, presents a considerable challenge for Stefanski and the Browns' offense. A revamped offensive line certainly has been part of Cleveland's early but enviable success running the ball. Only the 2005 and 2006 Atlanta Falcons and last year's Baltimore Ravens rushed for more yards in their first four games -- and they boasted elite running quarterbacks in Michael Vick and Lamar Jackson, respectively. They didn't need their most effective offensive player for it, either. Best of NFL Nation• Myles Garrett playing at an elite level Nick Chubb makes squatting ridiculous amount of weight look easy, Cruz: Shepard will emerge as breakout star in OBJ's absence, What the Chiefs need from new running back Le'Veon Bell. • Transactions » | Injuries » The Browns are fifth in run block win rate, a new metric ESPN utilizes to measure run-blocking success. 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"You lose a player of Nick's caliber, we are going to need those guys to step up, really across the entire offense.". • Resetting Washington's QB depth chart Through four games, Cleveland tops the NFL with 818 rushing yards and averages a league-best 5.88 yards per carry. "You see what he can do," Chubb said. "Nick is tough to replace obviously, but we have to just make sure we put a game plan together," Stefanski said, "and then find a way to move the rock any which way we can.". Together, Hunt and Johnson combined to average 7 yards per carry, and the Browns finished with 307 rushing yards, their highest game total in 11 years. "That was good to see with those guys stepping up," said first-year coach and playcaller Kevin Stefanski, who has already implemented a clear and emphatic offensive identity in Cleveland. Best of NFL Nation• Myles Garrett playing at an elite level The Cleveland Browns hadn't had an offensive showing like this in decades. What does Hunt's extension mean for Chubb? Él corría cuando el liniero defensivo Trysten Hill cayó sobre su rodilla desde atrás. Browns duo of Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt punishing NFL defenses, Browns' Beckham (unknown illness) sent home, Browns' Myles Garrett playing at elite level going into Steelers rematch, The most shocking stats for all 16 AFC teams through five weeks, Hurting Mayfield still plans to face Steelers, Biggest Week 6 injury questions for all 32 NFL teams: Baker Mayfield, Dalvin Cook, Cam Newton and more, Browns vs. Steelers: Behind the turnarounds, return of Myles Garrett and what win means, Tomlin focused on facing Browns, not Garrett, Browns place CB Williams (shoulder) on IR, Browns 4-1 for first time since Belichick was coach, Ronnie Harrison pads Browns' lead with pick-six, but Colts answer, Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry make circus catches to set up Browns TDs, Browns' rush offense and Colts' rush defense face true tests. Latest on Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb including complete game-by-game stats on ESPN For more injury updates on these players and other players across the NFL, check back here and on Twitter @SN_Fantasy. After Thursday's win, Chubb actually clamored for Hunt to be more involved in the game plan early, underscoring their chemistry off the field. Free-agent signing Jack Conklin and first-round rookie Jedrick Wills Jr. have stabilized and solidified the tackle positions, which were a disaster last season. • Depth charts for every team » That puts him under contract with the Browns for the next three seasons. Those were some big holes, and those guys were not going down by just one single guy.". 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Nick Chubb, Austin Ekeler, and Kenyan Drake all came out of their Week 4 games with injuries. "It really takes 11 guys to make a run game go.". Last year, a beleaguered Cleveland line ranked just 31st in run block win rate. Edmonds already has 17 catches and two receiving TDs on the year, so he could take some of the workload away from Drake even if he gets healthy. UPDATE: NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting that Ekeler suffered a serious hamstring injury that will likely land him on IR four four-to-six weeks. • Vikings: Mattison to step in for Cook. D'Ernest Johnson led the Browns with 83 rushing yards, while Kareem Hunt ran for 71 and scored two touchdowns.
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