CLEVELAND — For the second straight season, Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb has rushed for 1,000 yards.
And what a run he made to get there.
Facing the Pittsburgh Steelers with a spot in the playoffs on the line, the Browns took over at their own 15-yard line for their first offensive drive of the game. Six plays later, Cleveland was in the end zone, with Chubb's 47-yard touchdown run giving the Browns an early 7-0 first-quarter lead.
After entering the game with 959 rushing yards on the season, Chubb's touchdown run -- which marked his 12th of the year -- pushed him over the 1,000-yard mark for the second time in as many years.
Entering Sunday's regular-season finale laying claim to a 10-5 record, the Browns would end the NFL's longest active postseason drought (17 years) with a win over the Steelers. Having already clinched the AFC North division title, Pittsburgh is resting several key players who didn't even make the trip to Cleveland, including quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, star linebacker T.J. Watt and defensive lineman Cam Heyward.
Should the Browns win on Sunday, they would then advance to next weekend's AFC Wild Card round for the first time since 2002 and the second time since reentering the NFL in 1999. There, they could potentially find themselves in a rematch with the Steelers, who beat Cleveland 38-7 in the first matchup between the two teams in Week 6.
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