The Cleveland Browns defeated the Houston Texans by a score of 10-7 yesterday.
But for a fleeting moment, fans thought that would not be the final score.
On a 3rd and 3 play with a minute left in the game, Nick Chubb took the handoff near Cleveland’s 40 yard line.
He cut to his left and saw daylight.
Chubb ran along the sidelines and then went out of bounds at the Texans 1 yard line.
It seems even his teammates on the sidelines were amazed by Chubb’s decision.
Myles Garrett took to Twitter to comically compliment Chubb and proclaim what most everyone else would have done in that situation.
This play will show you what kinda guy chubb is. If that’s me, I’m taking 6 😂 https://t.co/vGGP0Okjnx
— Flash Garrett ⚡️ (@MylesLGarrett) November 15, 2020
Coach Stefanski uses the code name “no mas” meaning no more.
Prior to that play, Stefanski told his offense not to score.
In the postgame press conference, Stefanski elaborated:
“The play by (RB) Nick (Chubb) there at the end is indicative of the type of person and player he is. We told him, ‘Hey, get the first and game is over. Go down.’ We have a code word for that, and he said, ‘Yes sir,’ ripped down the sideline there and just did his job. We are looking for smart, tough dudes, and Nick Chubb is that.”
As for the notoriously quiet Chubb, he also addressed the run in the postgame press conference.
It’s funny to hear him say that he almost forgot about Stefanski and Baker’s words as he was running toward the end zone.
And in typical Chubb fashion, he critiqued himself for not thinking of it sooner and commenting that he should have stayed in bounds to keep the clock running.
Chubb Looked Great
Week 10 is the first time we’ve seen Nick Chubb since he went out of the Dallas game in Week 4 with the MCL sprain.
Oh how the Browns have missed him.
Chubb had 19 rushes for 126 yards with 1 TD.
That 59 yard burst at the end of the game was his longest run.
In addition to Chubb being back, Wyatt Teller is also healthy and back in action.
Despite being out for the past month, Teller is still ranks as one of the best guards in the NFL.
#Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said RG Wyatt Teller was knocking some rust off yesterday in first game back from calf injury, but entire O-line performed well and rose to occasion. Stefanski mentioned he really liked what RT Jack Conklin did vs. #Texans
— Nate Ulrich (@ByNateUlrich) November 16, 2020
Browns Upcoming Games
A healthy Nick Chubb and fortified offensive line is exactly what the Browns need going down the stretch.
They are 6-3; trailing behind the 9-0 Steelers and are tied with the Ravens at 6-3 in the AFC North.
Of course, the Ravens won the first head-to-head matchup in Week 1 against the Browns.
But the Browns are a different team now and need to be up to the challenge when the Ravens come to town for Monday Night Football on December 14.
But Coach Stefanski very much has this team disciplined to think one game at a time and to control what they can each game.
That means the Browns will not be thinking about the Steelers or Ravens; they will be focused on Week 11’s opponent the Philadelphia Eagles who will be playing for their livelihood in the NFC East after falling to the New York Giants yesterday by a score of 27-17.