Nick Chubb makes Browns history

AP

The Cleveland Browns, as they were constituted in 1995, technically became the Baltimore Ravens. But the records remained in Cleveland, thanks to the deal struck by the league to persuade Art Modell to leave behind the team name and everything else associated with it.

Rookie running back Nick Chubb, a member of the reconstituted Browns, made Browns history on Sunday. As noted by Browns communications coordinator Mike Annarella, Chubb became the youngest Browns player since Jim Brown to rush for more than 100 yards and score multiple touchdowns in a single game.

Chubb accomplished the feat on Sunday against the Raiders, at 22 and 277 days. Browns did it in 1958, at 22 years and 272 days.

But here’s something Brown didn’t do: Chubb gained 105 yards and scored two touchdowns on only three carries. Coach Hue Jackson has promised that Chubb will get more opportunities this week, and Jackson likely didn’t have to watch the film before coming to that conclusion.

11 responses to “Nick Chubb makes Browns history

  1. The records remained in Cleveland because there was and is only one Browns team. This whole “old Browns/new Browns” nonsense that you keep perpetuating has got to stop. No one thinks about the teams that way. Cleveland Browns. Baltimore Ravens. Two different teams. End of story.

  2. It all depends on how many turnovers Baker commits! That’ll determine how many touches Chubb gets!

  3. It’s not nonsense at all, most people think of I as old browns and new browns. Why do you feel the need to pretend otherwise?

  4. But the records remained in Cleveland, thanks to the deal struck by the league to persuade Art Modell to leave behind the team name and everything else associated with it.
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    That should happen any time a team moves.

  5. pj1983a says:
    October 5, 2018 at 4:37 pm
    The records remained in Cleveland because there was and is only one Browns team. This whole “old Browns/new Browns” nonsense that you keep perpetuating has got to stop. No one thinks about the teams that way. Cleveland Browns. Baltimore Ravens. Two different teams. End of story.
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    I appreciate what you say, but it may be more accurate to say there is only 1 Browns team brand, or identity. I think that was the intent at the time.

    Truth is the players, coaches, front office et al are what became the Ravens – except for Belichick of course. While time / personnel turnover has passed at this point where they are in fact 2 different teams, there is still Brown’s presence in Baltimore – most visibly GM Ozzie Newsome, who was a “slappy” with the Browns.

    I still sometimes joke about the Ravens as the Purple Browns, but I am old…

  6. patsbrat says:
    October 5, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    Truth is the players, coaches, front office et al are what became the Ravens – except for Belichick of course. While time / personnel turnover has passed at this point where they are in fact 2 different teams, there is still Brown’s presence in Baltimore – most visibly GM Ozzie Newsome, who was a “slappy” with the Browns.

    I still sometimes joke about the Ravens as the Purple Browns, but I am old…
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    Actually the coaches and front office would go on to run the New England Patriots as they all left when Bill Bellichick got fired. The 1996 Ravens coaching staff had more ties to the Baltimore Colts than the Cleveland Browns with Ted Marchibroda and company literally being taken from the Colts as he was head coach of both the Baltimore and Indianapolis versions which is why he got the job.

    The Ravens front office consisted of a lot of former Browns interns getting their first chances being officially on an NFL staff. Many Browns fans don’t claim that Ravens squad which is understandable because the team Baltimore got was horrid and the Ravens wouldn’t have a winning season until most of those players were gone.

  7. liljpeezy says:

    Is it me? Or was Brown still younger than Chubb, according to the stats? Is 22 and 272 days not younger than 22 and 277 days??
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    Key word is ‘SINCE’ Jim Brown !

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