TD Machine Nick Chubb Could Prove to Be a Decisive Factor for Cleveland Browns vs Kansas City Chiefs

Published 01/17/2021, 2:48 PM EST
Jan 10, 2021; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb (24) scores a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth quarter of an AFC Wild Card playoff game at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports


The Cleveland Browns will take on the Kansas City Chiefs at the Arrowhead for their first Divisional Round tie in over 25 years. And to make it to the Conference Championship, they’ll rely heavily on running back Nick Chubb.

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The Pro-Bowl running back has been the key driver for the Browns offense. With his speed and strength, Chubb has made the Browns run game one of the best in the league.

And luckily for the Browns, their 2018 2nd Round draft pick is entering the tie in red-hot form.

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Nick Chubb has the longest Browns scoring streak in decades

A franchise that has suffered terrible misfortunes with draft picks seems to have unearthed a gem. The running back in 2020 registered over a 1,000 rushing yards. Which also included 12 touchdowns. He also scored a receiving touchdown in the playoff game against the Steelers.

But more interestingly so, his last 8 scores came in 7 games. According to ESPN, his scoring streak is the longest by a Browns player since 1970. The last Cleveland Browns player to score in 7 straight games was Bo Scott. Also a running back.

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Sep 13, 2020; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb (24) runs the ball against Baltimore Ravens defensive end Derek Wolfe (95) during the second quarter at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Leah Stauffer-USA TODAY Sports

If the Browns managed to do the unthinkable and make it all the way to the Super Bowl, then Chubb can even equal the all-time franchise record.

Taking into consideration that Chubb scores in all 3 remaining games, then he’ll equal the 10-game-streak achieved in 1968 by Leroy Kelly.

Running game, the Chiefs defense’s kryptonite

The Kansas City Chiefs have been struggling to deal with rushing plays all season. Allowing 4.5 yards per carry, which ranks them 17th in the league, the Chiefs have given up plenty of yardage to running backs.

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Jan 3, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Los Angeles Chargers running back Kalen Ballage (31) runs the ball against Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Darius Harris (47) during the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Their 122.1 rushing yards allowed also ranks them a lowly 21st in the league. And with the Cleveland Browns possessing one of the best rushing attacks in the league with Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt, the Chiefs will surely have a lot on their plate.

With the Chiefs looking to defend their Super Bowl title, Mahomes and the offense will have to put in a little extra to counter the points they’re likely to concede against the Browns rushing attack.

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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