The Cleveland Browns are 3-1 for the first time since the 2001 season after a 49-38 win Sunday over the Dallas Cowboys.
However, Pro Bowl running back Nick Chubb suffered a right knee injury late in the first quarter.
Chubb, 24, is scheduled to have an MRI on his knee Monday to determine the extent of the injury.
“We just don’t know,” head coach Kevin Stefanski said. “We won’t know until we have that MRI, so we’ll update you on that.”
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After the play, Chubb grabbed his knee and took off his helmet.
Chubb did walk to the locker room under his own power.
Entering Week 4, Chubb was fourth in the NFL in rushing.
“It’s tough losing a guy like that,” Mayfield said. “We love Nick. Everybody here loves Nick, the work he puts in but this is a hardworking team.
“I believe the guys were resilient today. I’m so proud of the guys who stepped up, but it speaks volumes on our offensive line as well. Just that whole group as a unit, they take so much pride in running the ball and establishing that running game like we keep talking about.”
On Sunday, Chubb finished with six carries for 43 rushing yards against the Cowboys.
The Browns finished Sunday’s game with 307 rushing yards thanks to:
- D’Ernest Johnson: 13 carries for 95 yards
- Kareem Hunt: 11 carries for 71 yards
- Odell Beckham Jr.: two carries for 73 yards
- Montreal Hilliard: five carries for 19 yards
- Mayfield: Three carries for six yards
“To go in there and play the way he did was impressive,” Stefanski said of Johnson’s performance.
The Browns listed Hunt as questionable with a groin injury entering Sunday’s game.
“The offensive line is doing a great job. … We’re working as a team,” Hunt said. “Hopefully, we get [Chubb] back soon.”
Chubb is a vital part of the Browns’ offense having finished last season with 1,772 total yards from scrimmage.
Browns defensive lineman Larry Ogunjobi will also undergo an MRI on Monday to examine the extent of an oblique injury, according to Stefanski.
Wide receiver KhaDarel Hodge did not play Sunday after straining his hamstring during the pregame warmups.