2017-05-01

Thursday Night Football: Cleveland Browns vs New York Jets

Cleveland Browns Football

Don’t Faint — The Cleveland Browns are Favorites in Primetime

The New York Jets and the Cleveland Browns will meet on Thursday Night Football tonight.  They are the NFL Week 3 Primetime matchup. FirstEnergy Stadium will host the contest. NBC and NFL Network will have coverage starting at 8 pm EST.

Oddsmakers opened the Browns as -3.5-point favorites versus the Jets, while the game’s total opened at 40. The line is now Cleveland as 3-point favorites and the total is 41.

The Cleveland Browns find themselves in an unfamiliar place. They have continually discovered painful – and often creative – ways to escape without a victory. This has dated back to the 2016 season.

The beleaguered Browns are winless in their last 19 games (0-18-1). Tonight they find themselves as the favored team at home for the first time since 2015.

Cleveland Was Almost a Winner Last Week

Zane Gonzalez misfired on his second field-goal attempt, and fourth overall in the waning seconds of Sunday’s 21-18 loss at New Orleans. Gonzalez was cut in favor of former Miami castoff Greg Joseph on Monday.

The Browns also traded troubled wide receiver Josh Gordon to New England for a fifth-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. The top overall selection, Baker Mayfield, remains on the bench in Cleveland.

Carlos Hyde has scored a touchdown in four straight games dating to last season. He rushed for career-high 193 yards while reeling in a scoring strike in his only career meeting versus the Jets.

Jets May Have a Winner in Darnold

The Jets are 1-1 to start the 2018 season. No. 3 pick Sam Darnold became the youngest NFL player to eclipse 300 yards in a game in Sunday’s 20-12 loss to the Dolphins. This kid has proven he has the talent. Now the question is can that talent translate to wins.

Quincy Enunwa has proven to be Darnold’s most trusted target with 13 receptions for 155 yards and a touchdown. Former Browns wideout/quarterback Terrelle Pryor had four catches for 84 yards versus Lions.

Isaiah Crowell spent four seasons in Cleveland and will want to play well tonight. He answered a 102-yard, two-touchdown performance in his team’s 48-17 rout of Detroit on Sept. 10 by being held to just 35 yards on Sunday.

Marcus Maye is not expected to play as he nurses a foot injury. He recorded his first career interception in his team’s 17-14 win over Cleveland last season.

PREDICTION: Jets 20, Browns 16

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Recent Form

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
NY Jets 1-1 1-1 30.00 18.50 11.5 0-1 1-0 1-1 0-1 1-0
Cleveland 0-1-1 2-0 19.50 21.00 -1.5 1-0 1-0 1-1 1-0 0-1
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
Name Offense Defense Differential
NYJ 11.85 16.11 -4.26
CLE 16.77 17.79 -1.02
Yards Per Pass
Name Offense Defense Differential
NYJ 12.20 9.17 3.03
CLE 10.38 10.31 0.07
Yards Per Rush
Name Offense Defense Differential
NYJ 3.84 3.78 0.06
CLE 4.15 3.81 0.34
Team Records

New York Jets

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 1-1 0-1 1-0 1-1 0-1 1-0 30.00 18.50 11.50
vs Conf 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-0 12.00 20.00 -8.00
vs Div 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-0 12.00 20.00 -8.00
Last 3 1-1 0-1 1-0 1-1 0-1 1-0 30.00 18.50 11.50

Cleveland Browns

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 0-1-1 0-0-1 0-1 2-0 1-0 1-0 19.50 21.00 -1.50
vs Conf 0-0-1 0-0-1 0-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 21.00 21.00 0.00
vs Div 0-0-1 0-0-1 0-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 21.00 21.00 0.00
Last 3 0-1-1 0-0-1 0-1 2-0 1-0 1-0 19.50 21.00 -1.50

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 30.00 7 21.00 12
Awy Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense 180.00 21 313.00 21
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense 169.00 2 159.00 24
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 19.50 25 18.50 6
me Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense 150.00 24 300.00 19
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense 177.00 2 39.00 1

Head To Head Summary

Name Record ATS OU Score Rush YPR PA CP PY TY TO +/-
NY Jets 6-3 6-3 4-5 21.22 129.89 4.04 31.67 58.25 189.22 319.11 1.33
Cleveland 3-6 3-6 4-5 17.78 108.22 4.06 35.22 57.73 212.56 320.78 1.89

Head To Head Detail

Date Away Home Score Line Total OU Result ARY APY ATY ATT HRY HPY HTY HTT Away Team Attempts Home Team Attempts Away Team Completions Home Team Completions
Oct 8, 2017 NYJ CLE 17-14 34 178 212 1 140 279 419 3
Oct 30, 2016 NYJ CLE 31-28 171 222 393 0 68 339 407 2
Sep 13, 2015 CLE NYJ 10-31 104 217 321 5 154 179 333 1
Dec 22, 2013 CLE NYJ 13-24 115 168 283 2 208 214 422 0
Nov 14, 2010 NYJ CLE 26-20 172 284 456 1 107 196 303 2
Dec 9, 2007 CLE NYJ 24-18 152 185 337 1 119 268 387 2
Oct 29, 2006 NYJ CLE 13-20 88 105 193 3 147 120 267 1
Nov 21, 2004 NYJ CLE 10-7 157 78 235 1 99 117 216 1
Oct 27, 2002 CLE NYJ 24-21 42 292 334 0 66 175 241 3
Sep 2, 1979 CLE NYJ 25-22 0 0

NFL Betting Odds & Trends

Team Last 5 Games

New York Jets

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Sep 16, 2018 MIA 12-20 L -3/42.5 L/U 42 320 362 135 122 257 1 H
Sep 10, 2018 DET 48-17 W 7/44 W/O 169 180 349 39 300 339 -3 A
Dec 31, 2017 NE 6-26 L 16.5/42.5 L/U 40 207 247 147 183 330 0 A
Dec 24, 2017 LAC 7-14 L 6.5/42.5 L/U 197 98 295 89 290 379 3 H
Dec 17, 2017 NO 19-31 L 16.5/46.5 W/O 124 170 294 131 285 416 -1 A

Cleveland Browns

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Sep 16, 2018 NO 18-21 L 9.5/51 W/U 93 234 327 62 213 275 -1 A
Sep 9, 2018 PIT 21-21 T 3.5/41 W/O 177 150 327 159 313 472 -5 H
Dec 31, 2017 PIT 24-28 L 5/38.5 W/O 102 272 374 124 224 348 0 A
Dec 24, 2017 CHI 3-20 L 5.5/37 L/U 75 178 253 97 161 258 3 A
Dec 17, 2017 BAL 10-27 L 6.5/42 L/U 130 136 266 97 279 376 4 H

Next up:
New York at Jacksonville Sunday, September 30
Cleveland at Oakland Sunday, September 30

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