NY Jets over CLEVE­LAND by 3

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The Brown nosers still lead the chase for Sam Darnold (or Josh Rosen) in this year’s NFL quar­ter­back sweep­stakes with the early odds-on fa­vorite, the Jets, fall­ing back into mid-pack with a pair of wins to start the sea­son. And if we’re cor­rect in our as­sump­tion, Cleve­land will still re­side in the pole po­si­tion at the end of the day. Re­mem­ber, ev­ery­thing they did in last year’s draft was about this year’s draft, even so far as trad­ing down and pass­ing on what should have been their star QB of the fu­ture (De­shaun Wat­son). Just keep stock­pil­ing the picks, Cleve­land, and one day you’ll be­come the Philadel­phia 76ers of the NFL. The Browns dress up as fa­vorites again to­day for the sec­ond time in the Hue Jack­son era (see de­ba­cle at In­di­anapo­lis two weeks ago) look­ing to shake a 1-10 ATS record at home fol­low­ing a home game, and a pal­try 0-4 SUATS mark the last four games in this se­ries. The Jets are 12-2 ATS as road dogs be­fore fac­ing New Eng­land and have rushed for 100 or more yards in 7 of their last 8 games. That’s im­por­tant given the fact that Cleve­land is 0-21 SU and 3-17-1 ATS in their last 21 games in which they have sur­ren­dered 100 or more rush yards. Re­mem­ber, the Browns are 2-28 SU and 7-22-1 ATS the last 30 games, in­clud­ing 1-19 SU and 5-15 ATS un­der HC Jack­son. They lost 31-28 here to the Jets as 2.5-point dogs last year. They can do the same to­day.

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