2. Cleveland Browns RB Kareem Hunt
Speaking of Kareem Hunt, the Toledo product reminded as to what makes the Cleveland Browns so dangerous: Two elite running backs.
Nick Chubb finished with over 80 yards, but he clearly didn’t have “it” for most of the first three quarters. It’s not all on Chubb, as the offensive line had its issues. Chubb ended up averaging 3.8 yards per carry–the lowest single-game average of his career.
Hunt ran the ball 10 times for 81 yards, while also adding six catches for 74 yards. Baker Mayfield described Hunt’s running as “angry.” The quarterback stated that he could tell by the look in his running back’s eyes.
Hunt’s touchdown at the beginning of the fourth quarter put the game on ice.
In victory, the Browns reminded us as to how vital the success of their running backs is to victory. The Browns’ passing game was relevant, but far from perfect. The aforementioned line couldn’t block Robert Quinn or Khalil Mack early on. Mayfield was. sacked a total of six times.
But when Cleveland got back to doing what it did best, the game was never in doubt.