By The Associated Press
NEW YORK JETS (2-2) at CLEVELAND (0-4)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox
OPENING LINE - Jets by 2
RECORD VS. SPREAD - New York 2-2, Cleveland 0-4
SERIES RECORD - Browns lead 13-11
LAST MEETING - Jets beat Browns 31-28, Oct. 30, 2016
LAST WEEK - Jets beat Jaguars 23-20, OT; Browns lost to Bengals 31-7
AP PRO32 RANKING - Jets No. 27, Browns No. 32
JETS OFFENSE - OVERALL (20), RUSH (7), PASS (26)
JETS DEFENSE - OVERALL (17), RUSH (29), PASS (7)
BROWNS OFFENSE - OVERALL (26), RUSH (27), PASS (17)
BROWNS DEFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH (8), PASS (23)
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Jets looking to win three straight for first time since five-game streak in Weeks 12-16 of 2015 season. Browns looking for first win this season and second in past 20 games under coach Hue Jackson. .. Jets QB Josh McCown makes return to Cleveland, where he started 11 games from 2015-16. Looking to win three consecutive starts for first time in career. His 70.1 completion percentage ranks second in NFL to Kansas City's Alex Smith (76.0). ... Jets RB Bilal Powell rushed for career-high 163 yards, including 75-yard TD run, last week. ... Rookie RB Elijah McGuire had 93 yards rushing, including 69-yard TD. It marked only fifth time teammates each rushed for scores of at least 69 yards in same game. ... RB Matt Forte missed game vs. Jaguars with turf toe and could sit again. ... WRs Jermaine Kearse (18) and Jeremy Kerley (13) lead Jets in receptions despite not being added until after training camp. ... LB Demario Davis, who played for Browns last season, enters game with 40 total tackles, second to Chargers' Jatavis Brown (41) in league. ... Rookie S Jamal Adams one of four safeties with three or more tackles for loss, sack. ... Browns DE Myles Garrett expected to make regular-season debut after top pick missed four games with ankle sprain. ... Rookie QB DeShone Kizer completed league-low 52.4 percent of passes and has worst rating at 36.3. He leads league with eight interceptions. ... Since overtime win at Baltimore in 2015, Browns are 2-29, matching worst 31-game stretch in league history. ... Despite club's 1-19 record over two seasons, VP of football operations Sashi Brown said while disappointed in record, confident team showing growth. ... RB Isaiah Crowell averaging 2.9 yards per carry after 4.8 last season. Crowell's chances limited because Browns keep falling behind early. ... WR corps huge disappointment: Kenny Britt has eight catches and had two big drops last week. ... Fantasy Tip: Browns RB Duke Johnson had nine catches for 47 yards last week and rushing TD. He's become security blanket for Kizer on short throws he can turn into chunk plays.
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Updated October 5, 2017