2. D’Ernest Johnson
D’Ernest Johnson helped fill the void left by Nick Chubb’s knee injury by rushing for 95 yards on 13 carries, including a long run of 28 yards.
He averaged 7.3 yards per carry and helped keep the Browns’ rushing attack, which gained over 300 yards, a force Dallas couldn’t handle.
Chubb only ran the ball six times, yet still managed to average 7.3 yards per carry. Kareem Hunt was also stellar, rushing 11 times for 71 yards and two touchdowns.
Cleveland’s ability to run the ball remains the team’s strength, and the depth flexed its muscle in Chubb’s absence. Obviously, the Browns need to get him back clicking on all cylinders, but will have to await MRI results.
With the run proving to be more than effective, Baker Mayfield was also able to enjoy more success throwing from moving pockets and play-action schemes.
With defenses having to respect all backs at all times, Kevin Stefanski’s play action calls are virtually unstoppable.