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  • By Jon Delmark
    Oct 6, 2019 at 5:58 AM 2 comments
    Since Nick Chubb became the full-time starting running back in Cleveland, he has quickly been establishing himself as one of the league's best running backs. In that time he has amassed 1,221 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns in just 14 games to go along with 4.8 YPC average. As San Francisco looks to keep its undefeated record, it is going to have to find a way to limit Chubb's productivity. Stopping the run is nothing new to playing winning football but a closer look at the statistics tells exactly how Robert Saleh and his defense, which currently ranks 3rd in the NFL in YPGA (yards per game allowed), must limit Chubb. Cleveland is 7-7 over its past 14 games. During that time, in games where Chubb had a YPC (yards-per-carry) average over 4.4, the Browns were 5-0. In games...
  • By Jon Delmark
    Oct 1, 2019 at 1:41 PM 1 comment
    George Kittle ended last season as the single-season record-holder in receiving yards for a tight end. Many fans expected Kittle to soar to even greater heights this season after, what appeared on his social media, to be an off-season filled with hard work. His unique blend of speed and strength, as well as his hard-finishing running style, make him a concern for opposing defensive coordinators. While Kittle's numbers haven't matched the expectations this year, he has nevertheless still had a significant impact on the team's offensive performance. Kittle is gaining the same kind of attention from opposing teams that top wide receivers typically get. This has opened up opportunities for other players and allowed head coach Kyle Shanahan the ability to utilize role...
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