DAWGS IN NFL
ATHENS — Thousands of Atlanta Falcons fans everywhere found themselves in an awkward situation on Sunday. Those that are also fans of the Georgia Bulldogs — and that’s a bunch — had their allegiances tested when they watched Nick Chubb run nearly the entire length of the field for the Cleveland Browns.
You know more than a few found themselves saying, “Yes!” At the least.
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) November 11, 2018
Regardless of allegiances, what Chubb did in the 28-16 upset win over the Falcons was extremely impressive. The rookie from Georgia by way of Cedartown went 92 yards on a second-half touchdown run that encompassed everything that Bulldogs fans had seen during his four-year career in Athens. That is, a quick burst to the hole, a tackle-break then cut away from another defender, and then the speed to outrun the rest of the defense to paydirt.
″[It was] just a great job up front. Those guys blocked hard the whole game, and it was wide open,” Chubb told Ohio.com. “I remember running through and seeing the safety left, and then after that, I see [rookie wide receiver Antonio] Callaway blocking the corner, which he did a tremendous job of that. He always does. After that, I am just wide open to the house.”
The touchdown run was the longest by a rookie in NFL history and was the longest in Cleveland annals. The Browns, some may recall, featured a running back some believe to be among the best ever — Jim Brown.
Chubb finished with 176 yards on 20 carries and added three catches for 33 yards and another score. Chubb stands 10th in the NFL with 579 rushing yards and is tied for ninth with five rushing touchdowns. Among rookies, Chubb is tied for first in rushing touchdowns, third in total touchdowns (six), third in rushing yards, and ninth in total yards per game (62.7).
Here’s how the Bulldogs fared in Week 10 of NFL play:
Browns 28, Falcons 16
- Orson Charles: Charles had a 6-yard reception for Cleveland.
Saints 51, Bengals 14
- Ben Watson: Watson had a 1-yard reception for the Saints.
- Shawn Williams: Williams registered 10 tackles and had a quarterback hit for Cincinnati. Williams is tied for fifth in the NFL with three interceptions.
- Geno Atkins: Atkins posted four tackles for the Bengals. Atkins is tied for 18th in the NFL with six sacks.
- Clint Boling and Cordy Glenn: Boling and Glenn started at left guard and tackle, respectively, and helped the Bengals accumulate 284 total yards.
- A.J. Green: Green was inactive for Cincinnati due to a foot injury. Green is tied for 10th in the NFL with six touchdown receptions and is 18th with 687 receiving yards.
Bears 34, Lions 22
- Roquan Smith: Smith led the Bears with 10 tackles, including a sack, and defended one pass. Smith is seventh among NFL rookies with 63 tackles.
- Leonard Floyd: Floyd had a sack and three quarterback hits for Chicago.
- Javon Wims: Wims was a healthy scratch for the Bears.
- Matthew Stafford: Stafford went 25-of-42 for 274 yards and two touchdowns for the Lions. Stafford is 16th in the NFL with 2,385 passing yards and 17th with 16 passing touchdowns.
Rams 36, Seahawks 31
- Todd Gurley: Gurley had 16 carries for 120 yards and a touchdown, and he caught three passes for 40 yards for the Rams. Gurley leads the NFL in rushing attempts (198), rushing yards (988), rushing touchdowns (13), total touchdowns (17), rushing yards per game (98.8), and scoring (108 points).
- Ramik Wilson: Wilson posted one tackle for Los Angeles.
Chiefs 26, Cardinals 14
- Chris Conley: Conley caught a 22-yard pass for Kansas City.
- Justin Houston: Houston had an interception and a tackle for the Chiefs.
Steelers 52, Panthers 21
- Thomas Davis: Davis had six tackles for the Panthers.
Titans 34, Patriots 10
- Ben Jones: Jones started at center for the Titans, who accumulated 385 total yards.
- David Andrews: Andrews started at center for New England, which rolled up 284 total yards.
- Sony Michel: Michel rushed for 31 yards on 11 carries for the Patriots. Michel is tied for 13th in the NFL with four rushing touchdowns. Among rookies, Michel is tied for third in rushing touchdowns, fifth in rushing yards (453), fourth in total touchdowns (four), and eighth in total yards per game (69.1).
Bills 41, Jets 10
- Isaiah McKenzie: McKenzie made his Buffalo debut with four punt returns for 42 yards, a 33-yard kickoff return, three rushes for 32 yards, and a 14-yard reception.
- Jordan Jenkins: Jenkins had three tackles, including half a sack, for the Jets.
Colts 29, Jaguars 26
- Corey Moore: Moore posted one tackle for Indianapolis.
- Abry Jones: Jones had two tackles, including one for loss, for the Jaguars.
Packers 31, Dolphins 12
- Reshad Jones: Jones had three tackles and defended one pass for Miami. Jones is tied for 19th in the NFL with two interceptions.
Giants 27, 49ers 23
- Lorenzo Carter: Carter had seven tackles, including three for loss, and a quarterback hit for New York.
- Alec Ogletree: Ogletree had seven tackles and a quarterback hit for the Giants.
- John Jenkins: Jenkins was a healthy scratch for New York.
- John Atkins (Lions)
- Davin Bellamy (Texans)
- Reggie Davis (Cowboys)
- Garrison Smith (Dolphins)
- Maurice Smith (Dolphins)
- Tyler Catalina (Redskins)
- Isaiah Wynn (Patriots)