EWB Football Predictions – September 14-16, Giants, Jets, NCAA, SNF

Saquon Barkley, New York Giants. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Saquon Barkley, New York Giants. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /
3 of 5
New York Giants, New York Jets
Odell Beckham Jr, Cleveland Browns. New York Jets. New York Giants. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images) /

Cleveland at New York Jets

Zachary Bachar

The Jets head into their matchup with the Cleveland Browns without Sam Darnold, which makes this game much harder than it already was for the Jets to win. While Trevor Siemian is a solid backup quarterback, it’s tough to predict how good he’ll play against an intimidating Browns defense. Gang Green’s defense needs to step up if the Jets have any chance at winning, but Cleveland is looking to show off their talent after an undisciplined opening game loss. 21-13 Browns.

Ed Stein

I liked the New York Jets much better on Wednesday than I did on Thursday. Linebacker C.J. Mosley was progressing quickly and there was still a chance he might play on Monday night. Now it doesn’t matter to the outcome if he does. After one game Gang Green is physically hurting. Aside from Mosley, defensive tackle Quinnen Williams (ankle), and safety Jamal Adams (hip) missed practices due to injury.

That isn’t even the bad news. First, wide receiver Quincy Enunwa is done for the season with a neck injury. It was announced on Wednesday the quarterback Sam Darnold will miss Monday’s game with mononucleosis. Finally, star running back Le’Veon Bell hurt his shoulder and has a date with an MRI Machine.

As for the game, Cleveland was embarrassed last week by Tennessee. They have something to prove and the Jets won’t be able to put up enough of a fight to win.

Connor Muldowney

The Jets had one of the roughest weeks of any team — and that includes the Browns — in Week 1. They held a comfortable lead over Buffalo and it looked like they were going to cruise to victory in Le’Veon Bell’s first game in two years, and then the Jets became the Jets. Mental mistakes, poor execution and playing not to lose led to the disappointing loss after being up by two scores.

Expect Bell and Co. to come out swinging in this one, but Cleveland will be playing with something to prove after being embarrassed on their home field. This one will be back and forth, but the Browns ultimately pull it out on a last-minute touchdown pass from Baker Mayfield to Odell Beckham Jr.

Ed Easton

The Jets will be in trouble this week without Sam Darnold and a sore LeVeon Bell. Cleveland will move the ball consistently on the Jets defense as quarterback Baker Mayfield will finally find his groove with Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry. The Browns will win the game convincingly, and the Jets will still struggle to kick the football.