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Dawgs in the NFL: Nick Chubb continues to lead Cleveland turnaround

While the Cleveland Browns have been up-and-down all season, one of the few consistent bright spots on the team has been second-year running back Nick Chubb.

He racked up another 100-yard game against the Miami Dolphins, finishing with 106 rushing yards to go along with his 58 receiving yards. Chubb also found the endzone, as Cleveland rolled to a 41-24 victory. He now ranks second in the league in rushing yards with 1,117, just behind Christian McCaffrey.

With the win, Cleveland is now 5-6 on the season and just a game out in the wild card race. The Browns get to play a Pittsburgh Steelers team this week that Cleveland beat just two weeks ago. The Browns come into the game riding a three-game winning streak.

Sony Michel also had a positive rushing day, as he finished with 85 yards on 20 carries for the New England Patriots. The weather for the Patriots’ game against Dallas was miserable — like Georgia-Kentucky bad — but New England was able to do just enough to pull out a 13-9 win.

New England’s offense did receive a jolt as it welcomed left tackle Isaiah Wynn back into the offense. He had been out since Week 2 with a toe injury.

Another former Georgia offensive tackle that made his return to the lineup this past week was Cordy Glenn, who started for the Bengals. Cincinnati was unable to win, losing 16-10. Former Georgia defensive back Shawn Williams did have an interception in the loss.

Alec Ogletree also picked up an interception this week, as he picked off a Mitchell Trubisky pass in the endzone. Fellow New York Giant Lorenzo Carter also had a sack as well, but New York ultimately lost to Roquan Smith, Leonard Floyd and the Chicago Bears.

Smith, Floyd and Javon Wims will all be in action this Thursday as the Bears take on the Detroit Lions. The status of Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford is unclear at this point, as ESPN reported that there have been discussions of shutting him down due to his back injury.

As for the Top Dawg in the NFL — our weekly honor which goes to the Bulldog who had the best week in the NFL — we’re rolling with Chubb. He’s become one of the best running backs in the NFL in a very short time. This should come as no surprise to long-time Georgia fans.

Top Dawgs in the NFL

Week 1: Leonard Floyd, Chicago Bears
Week 2: Mecole Hardman, Kansas City Chiefs
Week 3: Mecole Hardman, Kansas City Chiefs
Week 4: Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns
Week 5: Sony Michel, New England Patriots
Week 6: Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns
Week 7: Justin Houston, Indianapolis Colts
Week 8: Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
Week 9: Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
Week 10: Jordan Jenkins, New York Jets
Week 11: Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
Week 12: Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns

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