In recent years, the moment NFL fans saw New York at Cleveland slated for the lone spot on Thursday Night Football…they’ve felt like crying. This year, we’ve got a whole new game
Both the Cleveland Browns (0-1-1) and New York Jets (1-1) are fairly young teams, in terms of ages of players on their current rosters. Both teams are also looking to improve their less than bottom tier records from a season ago, along with head coaches on the chopping block.
Jets head coach Todd Bowles’ team, has not performed as originally anticipated. At the same time, Cleveland’s Hue Jackson is just praying his guys can sleep at night, knowing they will win a game.
Both coaches continue to look over their shoulders, praying a general manager or team owner is not looming like a vulture with walking papers. Remember, front offices are not afraid to make midseason staff adjustments.
Young teams with coaches on the hot seat, always have something to prove. That typical situation is no different this time around.
Fans should expect to see a lot of fancy offense out of these two teams this week. Cleveland is itching for their first win of the year (or last 630 some days), while Sam Darnold attempts to prove he belongs in the starting role.
These two AFC squads are looking to perform a complete 180 from where they have sat for the past several seasons. Both are hoping to be headed in the right direction as well.
The difference here is plain and simple; one has a rookie under center while the other is letting their rookie learn and grow. Darnold looks to make his third consecutive start for New York, while Baker Mayfield continues to pace along the sidelines watching Tyrod Taylor.
Could Cleveland have drafted Darnold with the first overall pick back in April, and does that mean New York would have snatched up Mayfield at third overall? Just a few things to think about, while you’re kicked back in the recliner, watching the first game of the NFL’s Week Three madness.
Here’s how to watch the game Thursday between the Jets and Browns.
Time: 8:20 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman
Online Streaming: NFL Network, Fubo TV, Fox Sports Go