BEREA, Ohio — Cleveland Browns operating again Nick Chubb took the blame for Sunday’s loss to the New York Jets, saying he ought to’ve gone down as an alternative of scoring within the remaining two minutes.
Chubb’s 12-yard landing run with 1:55 to play put the Browns up 30-17. Rookie kicker Cade York then missed the additional level. However with the Jets already out of timeouts, the Browns might have kneeled and ended the sport there had Chubb not scored.
As a substitute, the Jets grew to become the primary staff in 21 years to beat a 13-point deficit within the final two minutes of recreation.
“Yeah, I probably shouldn’t have scored right there,” Chubb mentioned Tuesday. “Honestly, looking back at it, it cost us the game. A lot of things went wrong, not just one thing. But collectively as a unit, as a team, we could’ve all done things different. But it’s only a problem because we didn’t win. So I probably should’ve went down.”
After Chubb’s landing, the Jets answered on the second play of the following drive. Quarterback Joe Flacco discovered Corey Davis broad open down the sideline for a 66-yard landing.
The Jets then recovered the onside kick, and Flacco shortly drove New York down the sector once more, capped by a 15-yard landing cross to Garrett Wilson to place the Jets up 31-30 with 22 seconds remaining.
“At the end of the day, I’ve been in that situation before and so I really can’t put it on anyone but myself at this point,” mentioned Chubb, who rushed for 87 yards and three touchdowns in opposition to New York. “I think the biggest thing is I was aware of what was going on and I thought the game was over, if I’m being honest.”
Two years in the past, Chubb stepped out of bounds on the 1-yard line after a 59-yard yard run within the remaining seconds in opposition to the Houston Texans. The Browns kneeled with the ball to safe the 10-7 victory.
Browns coach Kevin Stefanski mentioned he made a mistake by not telling Chubb to go down once more Sunday.
“That’s something that’s my responsibility to communicate to that huddle,” Stefanski mentioned. “Putting yourself up potentially 14 points inside of two minutes, you should close out that game. Yes, I wish I had said that to Nick and Nick would’ve done it.
“Nevertheless it doesn’t change the truth that we had loads of alternatives to win that recreation.”