Nick Chubb, the Cleveland Browns are the toast of the NFL following historic playoff win over Pittsburgh
Former Georgia star Nick Chubb and the Cleveland Browns turned in an impressive performance on Sunday night in a 48-37 Wild Card playoff victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers as the Browns raced out to a 28-0 lead and held on to advance.
Chubb continued his impressive season with 18 carries for 76 yards, along with four catches for 69 yards including a 40-yard screen pass he took for a touchdown early in the fourth quarter after the Steelers had scored 16 straight points.
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The big early lead was the largest first-half margin for a road team in NFL playoff history. The win was the first playoff victory for the Browns since Jan. 1, 1995. It also snapped a 17-game losing streak to the arch-rival Steelers at Heinz Field.
The Browns also did it without coach Kevin Stefanski and multiple key players who did not make the trip to Pittsburgh because of COVID-19 protocols. Chubb and the Browns now face the Kansas City Chiefs in their first divisional round game since the 1994 playoffs.
The 69 receiving yards are a career-high for Chubb and the four receptions tie the second best outing of his career in that category. It was his first receiving touchdown of the season.