4. The Backs
The running game came as advertised, when the Browns actually ran the ball, as Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt combined for 23 carries and 132 yards.
It’s true, the Browns were down a ton and that means teams go pass heavy, but in reality, Kevin Stefanski probably gave up on the rushing attack a little too soon.
After one game, Stefanski is being cast as the second coming of Freddie Kitchens, which is everything they told us he would not be.
Hunt totaled 17 touches for 81 yards. His longest run went for 24 yards, while Chubb garnered just 11 touches for 66 yards. His longest run went for 29 yards.
Chubb and Hunt are this team’s best weapon and can’t forget them again. I don’t care if the Browns are down 17. Run. The. Ball. It will set up play action passes for Mayfield that even a struggling Baker should be able to hit.
Nick Chubb is the greatest skill player on the team, and the fact that he didn’t get 20 touches falls squarely on the shoulders of the first-year coach.