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Jets Fly To Cleveland, Will They Leave With A Loss?

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The Cleveland Browns are still trying to get their first victory since Christmas Eve of 2016.

Tyrod Taylor is completing 52.9 percent of his passes for 443 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Taylor has one or less touchdown passes in each of his last nine games.

Jarvis Landry and Rashard Higgins have combined for 260 receiving yards on 18 receptions while Antonio Callaway has three receptions.

The Cleveland Browns ground game is averaging 135 yards per contest, and Carlos Hyde leads the way with 105 yards and two touchdowns.

Defensively, Cleveland is allowing 21 points and 373.5 yards per game. Joe Schobert leads the Cleveland Browns with 16 tackles, Larry Ogunjobi has three sacks and Denzel Ward has two interceptions.

Browns Stats vs. Jets

  • The Browns lead this head-to-head match-up with a record of 13-12. But the Jets have won the last five meetings, including a 17-14 win last season.
    What teams do not have Wins over the Browns in the last five years?
  • Tyrod Taylor holds a 4-2 career record against the Jets. He has completed 98 of 154 passes for 1,146 yards, eight touchdowns and two interceptions. He went 1-1 last season with the Bills including a 34-21 loss in Week 8.
  • Isaiah Crowell returns to Cleveland for the first time since signing with the Jets in the off-season. In four years with the Browns, the running back rushed for 3,255 yards and 23 touchdowns in 66 games.
  • Morris Claiborne last year against the Browns, had an interception that he ran back for 28 yards in the Jets 17-14 win in Cleveland.

The Browns are +3.0 point favorites.
This is the first time since 2015 the Browns are the favorite in a game.
On paper the Browns should easily win this game, 24-10.

A win is a win, but a loss on Thursday could be the one that sends this season on a downward spiral that will see Hue being replaced before the season is over.

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So last article I said that I would explain what the Browns needed to do to gets some wins this year.
And I can explain it with one word, HARD.

We saw this tag on the shirts in training camp.
And that is exactly what they need to get back to.

HUNGRY
ACCOUNTABLE
RELENTLESS
DETERMINED.

Each year we see the same level of expectation in training camp.
Each year is our year, The year we reach the playoffs, the big turnaround.
And each year we are let down.

It’s almost like the players buy into the narrative that this team is “Cursed.”
All hype, then a few bad plays or missed kicks, and that’s it.
The players then start to doubt themselves, and believe that there is no way they can win.
You will hear it in interviews and talking to the players.
They begin to believe that no matter how HARD they play, Its just not enough.

So Mr. Jackson.
Its all on you now, you have the job, you have the talent.
Your job is to change the Culture, Motivate, and finish the cleanse you started.

So, comment below or on twitter @grindstonejohn.
Is Hue’s job on the line this week?
What do you think the Browns need to change?
Will the victory fridge finally open?
Will the beer taste as good this week as it would have last week?

As always,
Stay Classy Cleveland

 

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