Thursday Night Football: Cleveland Browns vs New York Jets

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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

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
NY Jets1-11-130.0018.5011.50-11-01-10-11-0
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
Yards Per Pass
Yards Per Rush
Team Records

New York Jets

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
vs Conf0-10-10-00-10-10-012.0020.00-8.00
vs Div0-10-10-00-10-10-012.0020.00-8.00
Last 31-10-11-01-10-11-030.0018.5011.50

Cleveland Browns

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
vs Conf0-0-10-0-10-01-01-00-021.0021.000.00
vs Div0-0-10-0-10-01-01-00-021.0021.000.00
Last 30-1-10-0-10-12-01-01-019.5021.00-1.50


Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense30.00721.0012
Awy Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense180.0021313.0021
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense169.002159.0024
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense19.502518.506
me Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense150.0024300.0019
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense177.00239.001

Head To Head Summary

NY Jets6-36-34-521.22129.894.0431.6758.25189.22319.111.33

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayHomeScoreLineTotalOU ResultARYAPYATYATTHRYHPYHTYHTTAway Team AttemptsHome Team AttemptsAway Team CompletionsHome Team Completions
Oct 8, 2017NYJCLE17-143417821211402794193
Oct 30, 2016NYJCLE31-281712223930683394072
Sep 13, 2015CLENYJ10-3110421732151541793331
Dec 22, 2013CLENYJ13-2411516828322082144220
Nov 14, 2010NYJCLE26-2017228445611071963032
Dec 9, 2007CLENYJ24-1815218533711192683872
Oct 29, 2006NYJCLE13-208810519331471202671
Nov 21, 2004NYJCLE10-7157782351991172161
Oct 27, 2002CLENYJ24-21422923340661752413
Sep 2, 1979CLENYJ25-2200

NFL Betting Odds & Trends

Team Last 5 Games

New York Jets

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Sep 16, 2018MIA12-20L-3/42.5L/U423203621351222571H
Sep 10, 2018DET48-17W7/44W/O16918034939300339-3A
Dec 31, 2017NE6-26L16.5/42.5L/U402072471471833300A
Dec 24, 2017LAC7-14L6.5/42.5L/U19798295892903793H
Dec 17, 2017NO19-31L16.5/46.5W/O124170294131285416-1A

Cleveland Browns

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Sep 16, 2018NO18-21L9.5/51W/U9323432762213275-1A
Sep 9, 2018PIT21-21T3.5/41W/O177150327159313472-5H
Dec 31, 2017PIT24-28L5/38.5W/O1022723741242243480A
Dec 24, 2017CHI3-20L5.5/37L/U75178253971612583A
Dec 17, 2017BAL10-27L6.5/42L/U130136266972793764H

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

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