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 in the last two minutes.
Chubb’s 12-yard touchdown run with 1:55 to play put the Browns up 30-17. Rookie kicker Cade York then missed the additional level. But with the Jets already out of timeouts, the Browns may have kneeled and ended the sport there had Chubb not scored.
Instead, the Jets grew to become the first workforce in 21 years to beat a 13-point deficit in the final two minutes of the sport.
“Yeah, I in all probability should not have scored proper there,” Chubb stated Tuesday. “Honestly, wanting again at it, it value us the sport. Plenty of issues went unsuitable, not only one factor. But collectively as a unit, as a workforce, we may’ve all achieved issues in another way. But it is solely an issue as a result of we did not win. So I in all probability ought to’ve gone down.”
After Chubb’s touchdown, the Jets answered on the second play of the ensuing drive. Quarterback Joe Flacco discovered Corey Davis broad open down the sideline for a 66-yard touchdown.
The Jets then recovered the onside kick, and Flacco rapidly drove New York down the subject once more, capped by a 15-yard touchdown go to Garrett Wilson to place the Jets up 31-30 with 22 seconds remaining.
“At the finish of the day, I’ve been in that scenario earlier than and so I actually cannot put it on anybody however myself at this level,” stated Chubb, who rushed for 87 yards and three touchdowns in opposition to New York. “I believe the greatest factor is that I used to be conscious of what was happening and I believed the sport was over, if I’m being trustworthy.”
Two years in the past, Chubb stepped out of bounds at the 1-yard line after a 59-yard run in the last seconds in opposition to the Houston Texans. The Browns kneeled with the ball to safe the 10-7 victory.
Browns coach Kevin Stefanski stated he made a mistake by not telling Chubb to go down once more Sunday.
“That’s one thing that is my duty to speak to that huddle,” Stefanski stated. “Putting your self up probably 14 factors within two minutes, it is best to shut out that sport. Yes, I want I had stated that to Nick and Nick would’ve achieved it.
“But it doesn’t change the proven fact that we had loads of alternatives to win that sport.”