The special teams were largely responsible for its points, with 14. All four of Cade York’s field goal attempts, including a game-winning 58-yarder in the last period, proved to be the game-winner.
Conversely, the New York Giants were dealt a serious setback last Sunday when they lost 24-9 to the Baltimore Ravens. At the end of the third quarter, New York was down 24-3, a deficit too large to overcome. Although the Jets’ offense struggled overall, quarterback Joe Flacco did lead the team to a touchdown.
The last time these two teams played, two seasons ago, the Browns came up short, losing to New York by a score of 23-16. Perhaps Cleveland’s fortunes will improve if they play at home rather than on the road. Follow the game on TV and return to CBS Sports for updates.
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New York Jets vs Cleveland Browns
New York is winless (0-1), while Cleveland is victorious (1-0).
Cleveland finished the season 8-9, while New York finished 4-13.
In the last 6 meetings between these two teams, New York has won four times.
• New York 23, Cleveland 16; December 27, 2020
• Cleveland 23, New York 3 (September 16, 2019)
• Cleveland won by a score of 21 to 17 over New York on September 20, 2018
• On October 8, 2017, the New York Giants won 17-14 over the Cleveland Browns.
• New York 31, Cleveland 28 (October 30, 2016)
New York 31, Cleveland 10 (September 13, 2015)
In the 26-24 victory over Carolina, the rushing attack was effective. While Jacoby Brissett held his own and the defense delivered when necessary, it was Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt who stole the show.
While the New York Jets were successful in slowing down the Baltimore Ravens’ running game, the Cleveland Browns plan to devote more resources to the ground game, unleash Myles Garrett and the rest of their pass rush on Joe Flacco, and dominate on third downs.
Flacco had a good passing game against the Ravens, but the offense couldn’t score. Of course, but
Changes were made on the offensive side. While not great, Flacco wasn’t the worst. He completed just 59 of 98 throws for over 300 yards, but the ground game averaged almost five yards per carrying, and the offense kept the time under its control.
The defense wasn’t terrible, despite the 15-point loss; the run defense was effective against the Ravens, and it will need to be again when facing Chub and Hunt.
Make Jacoby Brissett risk throwing the ball downfield by preventing the Cleveland running game from producing big, smashing runs. There were not many big throw plays for Cleveland, and
Can the Jets give the run enough of their attention to making it competitive?
There’s no need for Flacco to ever throw more than about 60 times in a game. Although Cleveland has a good defense, New York still needs to run the ball more than 17 times.
Indeed, it will, and Brissett will fail to produce anything downfield as the Jets escape with a sloppy victory.
Cleveland Browns vs. New York Jets: Pick and Point Spread
Cleveland’s loss to the New York Jets is 19 to 17.
Line: Cleveland -6.5, O/U: 39.5
ATS Confidence: 5:3