Nick Chubb takes home 2nd Rookie of the Week Award after big game vs. Falcons

Browns running back impresses with 176 yards rushing and 2 TD's in Atlanta game

Jake Kauffman
November 16, 2018 - 9:17 pm
Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb (24) runs the ball for a first down against the Atlanta Falcons during the second quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium.

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John Dorsey's first draft class with the Cleveland Browns has impressed so far this season in the NFL as they have won Rookie of the Week 7 of the 11 times it's been handed out with the latest going home with rookie running back Nick Chubb. 

The Browns' second rounder beat out teammate Baker Mayfield, Cowboys LB Leighton Vander Esch, Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny and Bears WR Anthony Miller for his 2nd ROTW award this season after rushing for 176 yards, compiled another 33 through the air and scored two touchdowns in the Browns' 28-16 win over the Falcons. Included in those stats was a 92 yard touchdown run which was the longest in the Cleveland Browns' storied history.

Not bad for a second round pick who found himself on the bench earlier this season. However after being named the starter in Week 7 following the Carlos Hyde, Chubb has gashed the NFL for 406 yards and 4 touchdowns. That brings his season totals to 579 yards rushing and 6 touchdowns as he's climbed to the top of many rookie running back rankings.

The Browns' seven Rookie of the Week awards have been split among three players. Mayfield won it three times in Weeks 3, 7 and 9 while cornerback Denzel Ward won in Weeks 1 and 5 and Chubb's previous came in Week 4 with three rushes for 105 yards and two touchdowns Week 4 against the Raiders.

Cleveland enjoys their bye week before returning to action against the  Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium next Sunday in Cincinnati.