Nick Chubb determined to not rating on a 59-yard rush to seal the Cleveland Browns’ 10-7 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday.
CLEVELAND — Clinging to a 10-7 lead with one minute and 7 seconds remaining within the sport, the Cleveland Browns offense discovered itself going through a third and three from its personal 40 yard line.
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Within the blink of a watch, Nick Chubb burst via the Houston Texans’ protection for what gave the impression to be a surefire 60-yard dashing landing. However to the shock of many, the 2019 Professional Bowl operating again opted to step out of bounds on the one-yard line.
With the Texans out of timeouts, all it took from there was two Baker Mayfield kneel downs for the Browns to seal a 10-7 victory and advance to 6-Three on the season. Chubb’s heady play was celebrated by many — apart from bettors and fantasy soccer house owners — for instance of unselfishness, with the Georgia product prioritizing the group’s win over his personal particular person stats.
After the sport, Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski revealed that he had given Chubb the code phrase — “No mas” — to fall down as soon as he gained the primary down, understanding that Houston was out of timeouts and that Cleveland would be capable of run out the clock. Stefanski stated he would not have been mad at Chubb had he ignored his instructions and opted to attain the landing as an alternative, however was completely happy to reward his third-year operating again for his unselfish play.
“We’re searching for powerful sensible dudes,” Stefanski stated. “And Nick Chubb is that.”
After lacking the earlier 4 video games with an MCL sprain, Chubb totaled 126 yards and a landing on 19 carries. However as his closing run confirmed, his influence was even larger than his stat line.