The Cleveland Browns (1-0, 0-0 Home) begin their home schedule at FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday against the New York Jets (0-1, 0-0 Away). The Browns are 6.5-point favorites, and the total is 39.5. New York is coming off a 24-9 loss to the Baltimore Ravens at MetLife Stadium last Sunday. Joe Flacco was 37 of 59 for 309 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Michael Carter ran 10 times for 60 yards. He added seven receptions for 40 yards. Corey Davis was targeted 10 times, catching six passes for 77 yards. Cleveland beat the Carolina Panthers 26-24 at Bank of America Stadium last Sunday. Jacoby Brissett threw for 147 yards and a touchdown. Nick Chubb carried 22 times for 141 yards. Donovan Peoples-Jones was targeted 11 times, hauling in six receptions for 60 yards.
The teams are meeting in the regular season for the first time since December 2020, a 23-16 win for the Jets. Sam Darnold threw two touchdowns for New York.
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The Jets’ 9 points scored ranks 29th in the NFL, and they are facing a Browns defense whose 24 points surrendered is 22nd. Meanwhile, Cleveland is seventh in the league in scoring after putting up 26 points, and New York’s 24 points allowed ranks 22nd.
SportsTips’ NFL Pick:
Cleveland Browns (-275)
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