It has not been the best start to the season for the Cleveland Browns, as they limp into their bye week with a 2-4 record. But none of that is because of Nick Chubb.
The second-year running back has turned into not only the best former Georgia running back in the NFL, but perhaps one of the best all-around players in the league.
He racked up another 122 rushing yards and scored two more touchdowns on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. Chubb did fumble the ball in the loss, but that didn’t stop quarterback Baker Mayfield from praising Chubb.
“Nick is an incredible player and somebody that we rely on,’’ Mayfield said. “Mistakes are going to happen. He is going to be a whole lot harder on himself than anybody else in this whole world can be. We trust him wholeheartedly, and we are not going to stray away from getting him the ball.”
Chubb is second in the NFL with 607 rushing yards. He also has six rushing touchdowns on the season, which places him fourth in the NFL in that category. Browns have the week off and return to action on Oct. 27, as Cleveland will face the New England Patriots.
Another former Georgia running back plays for the Patriots and that is Sony Michel. He picked up 86 rushing yards on 22 carries for New England in its 35-14 win over the New York Giants. The Giants defense has three former Bulldogs on it. Alec Ogletree racked up 12 tackles in the loss, while rookie cornerback Deandre Baker picked up four. Outside linebacker Lorenzo Carter had a strip-sack of Tom Brady, which led directly to a Giants touchdown.
— NFL (@NFL) October 11, 2019
Todd Gurley did not play for the Los Angles Rams this past Sunday as he deals with a thigh contusion.
As for the Georgia wide receivers in the NFL, Mecole Hardman hauled in four catches for 45 yards, albeit in a losing effort against for the Kansas City Chiefs. Chris Conley of the Jacksonville Jaguars did not have a catch in a 13-6 loss to the New Orleans Saints.
Former Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford completed 18 of his 32 pass attempts for 265 yards for the Detroit Lions. Detroit led for the entire game against the Green Bay Packers, but was undone by some dubious officiating late in the game, which allowed the Packers to pull out a 23-22 win on Monday night.
Defensively, Thomas Davis of the Los Angeles Chargers racked up seven tackles in a losing effort. Reshad Jones of the Miami Dolphins had eight tackles, but the Miami was unable to pick up its first win of the season against the Washington Redskins.
This past week, a number of former Georgia greats were off, such as Roquan Smith and Leonard Floyd of the Chicago Bears.
As for this week’s Top Dawg — our weekly honor which goes to the former Bulldog who had the best week in the NFL — we have to give it to Chubb given his strong performance. This is the second time this year Chubb has earned the honor.
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
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