Browns’ Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt both on pace to top 1,000 rushing yards

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In today’s NFL, where quarterbacks are king, it’s not often that a team relies on its running backs as much as the Browns do.

But Cleveland is relying on its running backs a lot this season, and the top two ball carriers in Cleveland, Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt, are both on pace to run for more than 1,000 rushing yards.

Nick Chubb is leading the Browns in rushing with 719 yards, despite missing four games this season. If he continues to run at his pace of 102.7 yards per game, he’ll finish the season with 1,233 rushing yards.

Kareem Hunt is second on the Browns with 706 rushing yards. If Hunt continues at his pace of 64.2 yards a game, he’ll finish the season with 1,027 rushing yards.

Six teams in NFL history have had two 1,000-yard rushers: The 1972 Dolphins with Larry Csonka and Mercury Morris, the 1976 Steelers with Franco Harris and Rocky Bleier, the 1985 Browns with Kevin Mack and Earnest Byner, the 2006 Falcons with Warrick Dunn and Michael Vick, the 2008 Giants with Brandon Jacobs and Derrick Ward, the 2009 Panthers with Jonathan Stweart and DeAngelo Williams, and the 2019 Ravens with Lamar Jackson and Mark Ingram.

The Browns are closing in on being the seventh team in history to do it.

18 responses to “Browns’ Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt both on pace to top 1,000 rushing yards

  1. Dalvin Cook is already there. It’s pretty good when two backs from the same team do it though.

  2. As a lifelong die hard Browns fan this warms my heart and brings back fond memories of great Browns backs of the past . Nick Chubb the humble Hammer .

  3. ARod(in his collarbone) says:
    December 1, 2020 at 5:24 pm
    Dalvin Cook is already there. It’s pretty good when two backs from the same team do it though
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    Who is Cook splitting all those rushing attempts with? Did he miss four games?

  4. Christopher Allan says:
    December 1, 2020 at 6:36 pm
    ARod(in his collarbone) says:
    December 1, 2020 at 5:24 pm
    Dalvin Cook is already there. It’s pretty good when two backs from the same team do it though
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    Who is Cook splitting all those rushing attempts with? Did he miss four games?
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    He’s missed one full game, and parts of two others. You see, when you’re that good, you don’t need to split reps because you’re a complete RB. That’s called a 3 down back.

  5. He’s missed one full game, and parts of two others. You see, when you’re that good, you don’t need to split reps because you’re a complete RB. That’s called a 3 down back.

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    If you think that either Kareem Hunt, MVP running back, or Nick Chubb, who has been better than Hunt on the Browns, is not a 3 down back then you’re smoking crack.

    Delvin Cook is having an awesome year. No reason to knock the Browns running backs. It only makes you look like as blind as an NFL ref.

  6. Whether coaches believe it or not, running games help out the quarterback and defense and this game against the Titans will be about the offensive linemen firing out.
    I hope …

  7. Man, I could have sworn Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams did this in their 2003-2007 stretch but it looks like they fell a little short every year

  8. ARod(in his collarbone) says:
    December 1, 2020 at 6:53 pm
    Christopher Allan says:
    December 1, 2020 at 6:36 pm
    ARod(in his collarbone) says:
    December 1, 2020 at 5:24 pm
    Dalvin Cook is already there. It’s pretty good when two backs from the same team do it though
    —————————————————————————————-
    Who is Cook splitting all those rushing attempts with? Did he miss four games?
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    He’s missed one full game, and parts of two others. You see, when you’re that good, you don’t need to split reps because you’re a complete RB. That’s called a 3 down back.

    …….

    Nick Chubb is 100x’s the RB that Dalvin Cook will ever be. Made of glass too.

  9. Wait, you could run the ball before the fourth quarter and let both of them do it? -Freddie Kitchens.

  10. The adage “thunder and lightning” is befitting of them both. Ironically, they’re both parts strength and speed when needed. Great luxury to have as a football team in this day and age.

  11. finfanvin says:
    December 1, 2020 at 7:46 pm
    Man, I could have sworn Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams did this in their 2003-2007 stretch but it looks like they fell a little short every year

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    Ricky had it, but Ronnie Brown came up short 937 or something like that. Browns have two running backs approaching 1,000 yards Miami currently doesnt even have ONE?! pathetic.

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