To be honest, this was one of the hardest games I've ever had to watch. You have to have all of those factors come in, so it was a team effort.
The Browns played consecutive games against a trio of teams - the Colts, Bengals and Jets - that, if you take out the results against Cleveland, are a combined 4-8 and are being outscored by 8.8 points per game.
The Browns stand 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Week 6 games, 6-24-1 in their last 31 games overall, 1-7 against a team with a losing record, 0-5-1 in their last 6 road games, and 0-4 in their last 4 October games.
During his press conference Monday, Jackson said he would wait until Wednesday to name a starter against Houston. "The snapper and holder did a great job and the protection up front did a great job".
They certainly will be in the spotlight on Sunday, when they host the defending Super Bowl champion Patriots, one of two teams with which they are tied for first place in the AFC East. Who saw that coming?!
Though Kizer [VIDEO] is touted as a promising rookie, delivering in his first year in the National Football League is a pretty tall order. Garrett made his presence known early and often, getting to McCown and sacking him on his first career play.
But all in all, not a bad game. "I'm just happy we stopped them". However, Jets safety Marcus Maye jumped the route, corralled the turnover and returned it out to the NY 14-yard line for a 12-yard gain. "I think we all know that". Bowles said the Jets weren't yet considering adding another running back to the roster. In his very first snap, Garrett burst through the NY offensive line to sack quarterback Josh McCown. "They're always good at game planning and preparing for you and what you do and what you do best, and so it'll be a fun challenge". "We will definitely get better from this". Also, this is McCown against Brady we're talking about.
Ditto for the Jets' offense.
No drops and some good catches by this group today.
In other words, Hogan is playing more because he's not Kizer, not because he's "better" than Kizer. They played to their skill levels.
The Jets didn't really have much to do in the way of the return game. While Kizer has an offensive line, something Tim Couch didn't, I get Grossi's tweet. With that, let's get right to the grades.
"It just shows our capabilities as a unit", wide receiver Robby Anderson told NJ Advance Media.
Browns fans finally got their long-awaited look at defensive end Myles Garrett on Sunday afternoon against the Jets. The Texans have no JJ Watt and no Whitney Mercilus, so if the Browns offense can stay on the field and the defense can cool down the red hot rookie QB Deshaun Watson long enough to keep the offense in striking distance.
Sore Myles - Myles Garrett did not re-injure his right ankle Sunday according to the team but that doesn't mean the top overall pick is completely recovered from the high ankle sprain suffered on September 6. But Garrett proved capable of keeping holes from opening. It appears Hogan is the superior player right now. The Jets ran for 34 yards and allowed 140. "What a tremendous play on the first play and the other sack he made". Wilkerson, not so much. This grade would be lower, but punt returner Jabrill Peppers had his best game of the season by returning three punts for 28 yards with a long of 16.
Darron Lee had one of his better games of the season, making some good tackles behind the line. He also snagged an interception. They need to be better at applying pressure. Morris Claiborne in particular played nearly lights out, notching an impressive interception that pretty much won the Jets the game. He ranks first in interceptions.
Punter Lachlan Edwards is continuing to grow as a punter. The punt coverage team was able to down a punt that put the Browns in a tough place field-position-wise.