Tyrann Mathieu: Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt are like double-headed monster

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The Browns finished the season No. 3 in rushing this season, largely splitting the load between running backs Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt.

Chubb four games but still had 1,067 yards and 12 touchdowns. Hunt tallied 841 yards rushing and six rushing touchdowns.

Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu has to defend against the duo in Sunday’s divisional-round matchup, and said this week that they’re like a “double-headed monster.”

“When one checks out of the game, the other one comes in,” Mathieu said, via Mick Shaffer of KSHB. “Both of those guys are elite, I think, in their own way.”

Defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo pointed out that the Browns run their entire offense with both backs, which makes Cleveland a little more difficult to defend.

One of the Browns’ paths to victory on Sunday may be to control the ball and the clock through the run game. But even that might not be enough if the Chiefs score at will — and they’ve shown an ability to do just that with Patrick Mahomes at quarterback.

7 responses to “Tyrann Mathieu: Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt are like double-headed monster

  1. I’m not predicting an upset, but I think many will be surprised at how close this game is Sunday. Browns may not be able to stop KC’s offense but I expect Cleveland to light up the scoreboard as well.

  2. browns got nothing to lose…
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    if KCs D doesnt show up ready, to stop them, things could go south quick…but i do not expect KC to make as many mistakes as the steelers.

  3. game will be alot closer than the experts think brows have a chance if they do not turn it over

  4. Mathieu, Jones and Clark are all big names with big salaries and none of them have earned their pay this year. Mathieu misses more tackles than he makes. That said, all 3 of them were great in the playoffs last year so if they show up playoff time that’s great. If not, they’ll each be questioned for their level play, or lack thereof.

  5. IF (BIG IF) KC defense shows up to stop the run we will be ok. Keep the duo under 130 yards I think and KC wins the game 38-24

  6. Chiefs have been everyone’s Superbowl all season, expect no less effort from the Browns. I do, however, expect the turnover differential to be less than 5; let’s see if Cleveland can win a game they aren’t handed.

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