NEW YORK JETS (1-1) at CLEVELAND (0-1-1)
Thursday 8:20 p.m. EDT, NFL Network
OPENING LINE — Browns by 3
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Jets 1-1, Browns 2-0
SERIES RECORD — Browns lead 13-12
LAST MEETING — Jets beat Browns 17-14, Oct. 8, 2017
LAST WEEK — Jets lost to Dolphins 20-12; Browns lost to Saints 21-18
AP PRO32 RANKING — Jets No. 21, Browns No. 26
JETS OFFENSE — OVERALL (18), RUSH (16), PASS (15)
JETS DEFENSE — OVERALL (5), RUSH (11), PASS (18)
BROWNS OFFENSE — OVERALL (23), RUSH (5), PASS (27).
BROWNS DEFENSE — OVERALL (20), RUSH (20), PASS (20).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Teams which kicked off prime-time football meet again on national TV. Jets and Browns played first Monday night game in 1970, 31-21 win for Cleveland. ... Jets have won past five meetings. ... Jets rookie QB Sam Darnold gets to show Browns what they passed up in draft. Cleveland decided not to pick Darnold No. 1 overall and instead selected Baker Mayfield, currently backing up Tyrod Taylor. ... Darnold, 21, became youngest opening weekend QB since league merger in 1970 on Sept. 10 and threw two TDs against Detroit. ... Darnold became youngest QB to throw for 300 yards (334) last week vs. Miami. ... Jets playing third game in 11 days. ... New York has been strong in third quarters, scoring on opening drives and outscoring opponents 37-7. ... Jets have four former Browns, including starting RB Isaiah Crowell, WR Terrelle Pryor, CB Buster Skrine and QB Josh McCown, who started 2015 season opener for Browns vs. Jets. ... Jets had four sacks last week. .. Browns get only moment in national spotlight this season with first prime-time home game since 2015. ... Cleveland looks to end 19-game winless streak and get first victory since Dec. 24, 2016. ... Browns have been close in first two games, but penalties and special teams blunders have been costly. ... Browns cut K Zane Gonzalez after he missed two field-goal tries and two extra points last week in New Orleans. ... Rookie K Greg Joseph signed following tryout and will make NFL debut. He was with Miami in training camp. ... Taylor bounced back from rocky opener and completed 22 of 30 passes last week for 246 yards. ... Taylor went 3-2 as starter for Buffalo vs. Jets. He passed for season-high 285 yards against New York last season but was sacked seven times. ... Browns WR Jarvis Landry has caught at least five passes in 19 straight games. ... Browns rookie WR Antonio Callaway had gorgeous 47-yard TD catch in fourth quarter last week. His role has expanded with Josh Gordon's trade. ... Browns defense has forced league-high eight takeaways in two games after getting league-low 13 all last season. Fantasy tip: Browns could make extra effort to get ball to RB Duke Johnson, who has just 11 touches after two games. Johnson has most yards receiving (1,741) through three seasons since any back since 1999.
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