Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb admits late goal vs New York Jets ‘cost us the game’

Berea, Ohio – Cleveland Browns return Nick Chubb He took the blame for Sunday’s loss to the New York Jets, saying he should have gone down instead of scoring in the last two minutes.

Chubb’s 12-yard touchdown with 1:55 to play lifted the Browns 30-17. rookie kicker Kid York Then he missed the extra point. But with the Jets deadline already out, Brown could have kneeled and finished the match had Chubb not scored.

Instead, the Jets became the first team in 21 years to overcome a 13-point deficit in the last two minutes of a game.

“Yeah, I probably shouldn’t have scored here,” Chubb said on Tuesday. “Honestly, looking back, 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 all have done different things. But it’s just a problem because we didn’t win. So maybe we should have.” I have to go down.”

After Chubb landed, the planes responded to the second play for the next drive. quarterback Joe Flacco have found Corey Davis Wide open down the sideline for a 66-yard drop.

Then the two flyers regained the side kick, and Flacco quickly drove New York down the field again, capping a 15-yard touchdown pass. Garrett Wilson To raise planes from 31 to 30 with 22 seconds left.

“At the end of the day, I’ve been in this position before and so I can’t really put it down to anyone but myself at this point,” said Chubb, who rushed for 87 yards and three touchdowns against New York. “I think the most important thing is that I was aware of what was going on and I thought the match was over, if I’m being honest.”

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Two years ago, Chubb went out of bounds at the 1-yard line after 59 yards in the final seconds against the Houston Texans. Brown knelt with the ball to win 10-7.

Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said he made a mistake by not telling Chubb to back off again on Sunday.

“It’s something that I have a responsibility to communicate with this group,” Stefanski said. “Put yourself probably 14 points in two minutes, you have to finish that match. Yeah, I wish I had said that to Nick and Nick they would have done that.

“But that doesn’t change the fact that we have a lot of chances to win that match.”

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