5 Cleveland Browns whose stock is up after upset of Baltimore Ravens

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Duke Johnson

Can’t you hear talk radio for the coming week? Why isn’t Duke Johnson being used?!

The Duke helped the Browns put bow on this one, gaining some crucial yards that led to the eventual game winning field goal from Greg Joseph.

Johnson had 35 yards on five carries, and while everyone’s going to look at his 7.0 yards per carry average, you’ve also got to remember that he had fresh legs at the end, a benefit of having a talented third running back.

Duke got a lot of run last season because he was a good player on a very, very bad team. That’s just not the case this year, as Hyde and Chubb are ahead of him on the depth chart.

With that said, there’s still a place for him to contribute on this team, as seen today.

Carlos Hyde was the Browns bell-cow, rushing 17 times for 63 yards.  Nick Chubb had just there carries for two yards. That remains a mystery.

The play calling for the game suggests a lean toward the pass, as the Browns threw 43 passes while running just 28 times (26 if you take away Mayfield’s two runs).