New York Jets: What you need to know for Cleveland 9/16/19

Trevor Siemian, New York Jets. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
Trevor Siemian, New York Jets. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images) /

It’s game two for the New York Jets as Gang Green hosts the Cleveland Browns. Empire Writes Back has all you need to know.

Empire Writes Back presents, what you need to know in order to enjoy New York Jets football Monday night. Gang Green hosts the Cleveland Browns from the AFC Central Division. Whether you are head to MetLife Stadium to see the game live, or staying at home and watching on television, we have you covered.

Who: Cleveland Browns (0-1) at New York Jets (0-1).

Where: MetLife Stadium – East Rutherford, NJ.

When: Monday, September 16, 2019, 8:15 p.m. EDT.

TV: ESPN – Announcers Joe Tessitore, Booger McFarland, and Lisa Salters.**

Line: Jets +6.5. Over/Under 44 (Odds Shark).

Interesting Trends: The New York Jets are 1-10 straight up and 2-8-1 against the spread in their last 11 games. They have also gone over in four of their last six contests. There is hope, in Cleveland’s last 20 road games, they are 2-18.

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Last Week

Cleveland came into their opening week home game against the Titans with a whole lot of swagger. 60 football minutes and three interceptions later, the Browns were at the wrong end of a 43-13 blowout. They were plagued not only by the turnovers but also 18 penalties for 182 yards. Cleveland was sloppy and it cost them.

The New York Jets scored two touchdowns against Buffalo, but one came from the defense. Their offense was listless and struggled all game. Gang Green could only muster 223 yards of total offense. Running back Le’Veon Bell, playing for the first time in 18 months, had a decent Jets debut with 92 total yards and touchdown reception.

Defensively, Gang Green played two different games. The first game was marvelous. It included four turnovers including the above-mentioned touchdown that came from a C.J. Mosley pick-six. As a matter of fact, Mosley was the team’s lynch-pin. While he played, the Jets shut out their opponents. When Mosley left in the third quarter with a groin injury, Buffalo rallied back with 17 straight points to pull out a 17-16 win.

This Week

To be honest, I liked the Jets more on Tuesday than I did on Thursday. Sam Darnold has been ruled out for the game mononucleosis leaving Trevor Siemian to make his New York Jets regular-season debut under center. Siemian has never been a quarterback to carry a team on his shoulders. Then again, with a career 79.9 passer rating and 30 TD passes against 24 picks, he hasn’t given games away either.

It will be interesting to see how s somewhat banged up Bell performs against what will be a stacked box by Cleveland. A little sleight of hand in the play-action game by Seimian and Bell could surprise the Browns on quick hitters.

Containing Cleveland’s Baker Mayfield may be more important than getting a ton of pressure on the sophomore quarterback. Keeping him confined to the pocket will limit the damage he can inflict. One other big task for the New York Jets defense is their D-Backs have to stick like glue to receivers Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry.

This one will be closer than many people think and whoever scores last will win.

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