Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb has been selected as the AFC Offensive Player of the Week.
The NFL announced the selection on Wednesday morning.
Offensive Players of the Week (Week 4):— NFL (@NFL) October 2, 2019
AFC: @Browns RB @NickChubb21
NFC: @Buccaneers QB @Jaboowins
(by @Headshoulders) pic.twitter.com/YC5ZO0lqNQ
The second-year running back earned the honor after rushing for 165 yards and three rushing touchdowns in Sunday’s win against the Baltimore Ravens. According to clevelandbrowns.com:
- Chubb’s 88-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter was the longest run in the league this season and the third-longest in franchise history.
- Chubb is now one of just three players, along with Bob Hoernschemeyer (Chicago Rockets and Brooklyn Dodgers in 1946 and 1947) and Chris Johnson (Tennessee Titans in 2008-09), with at least two touchdown runs of 85 yards or more in their first two professional seasons.
- Chubb is the first Cleveland running back to have three rushing touchdowns in a single game since Peyton Hillis in 2010.
- Chubb’s 165 rushing yards are the most by a Cleveland running back against Baltimore. (The Browns are going with 167 rushing yards, but the NFL says it was 165. Either way, it was a big day.)
Chubb also earned a spot on Pro Football Focus’ Team of the Week:
Chubb effectively killed the game against the Ravens on Sunday, tying things up at the top of the AFC North at the quarter mark of the season for both teams. Four of his 20 carries went for 10 or more yards, while he forced a total of four missed tackles on the day.
Chubb is the first Cleveland player to earn the AFC Offensive Player of the Week honor since Baker Mayfield in Week 16 of last season, and the first running back to pick up the prize since Hillis in Week 9 of 2010.