Kareem Hunt and the Cleveland Browns enjoyed an upset win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the wild-card round of the AFC playoffs on Sunday. This came after Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster talked some trash about the Browns prior to the game, and before another Pittsburgh receiver in Chase Claypool talked some more trash after the game. Well, Hunt recently responded to both Smith-Schuster and Claypool, and he did so in a savage way.
The Cleveland Browns defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in the playoffs
The Cleveland Browns were the underdogs in their wild-card playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. This was due to Cleveland missing some players due to COVID-19 and not even having head coach Kevin Stefanski on the sideline.
However, Cleveland ended up dominating Pittsburgh.
The Browns ultimately jumped out to a 28-0 lead in the first quarter before leading 35-10 at halftime. The Steelers then made it 35-23 in the third quarter and 42-29 in the fourth, but the Browns ended up winning 48-37.
The running game was a big reason why the Browns won, too, and it has led them for most of this season. Nick Chubb ran for 76 yards on 18 carries, and Kareem Hunt picked up 48 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries.
While the Browns must now get ready for the Kansas City Chiefs, the Steelers still deserve to get trolled. Especially JuJu Smith-Schuster and Chase Claypool.
JuJu Smith-Schuster and Chase Claypool trash talked the Browns
JuJu Smith-Schuster talked trash about the Browns before the game, which potentially gave Cleveland some extra motivation heading into the meeting.
“I think they’re still the same Browns team I play every year,” Smith-Schuster said, according to ESPN’s Jake Trotter. “I think they’re nameless gray faces. They have a couple of good players on their team. But at the end of the day … the Browns [are just] the Browns. [It’s] AFC North football. They’re a good team, but I’m just happy we’re playing them again.”
However, after the game, his fellow Steelers receiver Chase Claypool also had something to say about the Browns.
“Bad loss, but um, the Browns are going to get clapped next week,” Claypool said on TikTok Live, according to NFL.com, “so it’s all good.”
Many people criticized Smith-Schuster for his comments before the game, and many have since sent criticism Claypool’s way.
“I’m so tired of this new breed,” former Steeler and current ESPN analyst Ryan Clark tweeted in response to what Claypool said. “What does it matter if they beat you though. Shut up man.”
Now, Kareem Hunt has a response.
Kareem Hunt had a savage response to JuJu Smith-Schuster and Chase Claypool
Kareem Hunt had a nice season for the Browns this year. After having a hot start to his career with the Kansas City Chiefs, Hunt has since formed one of the most dominant running back duos in the game with Nick Chubb. He ultimately ran for 841 yards and six touchdowns this season. This is while he also caught 38 passes for 304 yards and five TDs.
Now, after defeating the Steelers, he is proving to be an excellent troll, too.
According to a tweet from Pro Football Focus, Hunt signed a helmet, and after his autograph, he wrote, “Corvette Corvette,” and then the score of the game, “Browns 48 Steelers 37.” He also finished it with “clapped em.”
Of course, the “clapped em” is in reference to Claypool’s comment. The “Corvette Corvette,” though, is in response to Smith-Schuster, as the song Adderall (Corvette Corvette) by Popp Hunna is a song Smith-Schuster has danced to on his TikTok account.
All in all, the autograph was a pretty savage move by Hunt. It will be interesting to see if this carries over into next season when the teams meet again.