Ryan Fitzpatrick and the New York Jets take their act on the road, again, to take on the Cleveland Browns looking to begin a winning streak.
- New York Jets (2-5)
- Cleveland Browns (0-7)
- NFL, Week 7, Sunday, Oct. 30, 1 p.m. ET on CBS
- FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio
Now we get to the part of the New York Jets schedule that feels quite cozy. No more Seattle Seahawks, Arizona Cardinals, or Pittsburgh Steelers. Todd Bowles brings his Jets to Cleveland to take on the winless Browns.
It doesn’t mean worst case scenarios aren’t feared.
Due to the winless nature of the Browns (0-7), Jets fans fear the worst. They believe the other and final shoe is about to drop on this miserable 2016 season.
Let’s allow the game to be played first. Shall we?
— New York Jets (@nyjets) October 28, 2016
— Daryl Ruiter (@RuiterWrongFAN) October 28, 2016
Keys for the Jets
FitzMagic Making Its Return:
The last time Ryan Fitzpatrick was benched — in 2013 with the Tennessee Titans — he rebounded with a career day, throwing five touchdowns passes in a huge victory. The only chance these Jets have in getting back to .500 over the next three weeks, is if FitzMagic makes a return.
The guy we saw in 2015 needs to make a comeback immediately.
Bowles Doing The Right Thing On Defense:
Now that the two are back healthy and playing, Bowles needs to make sure he doesn’t go back to the heavy four-man front. It’s a killer when Richardson is playing out of position along the edge or at outside linebacker.
Even if this means one of them has to stay on the sidelines, Bowles must make it happen. Or, he needs to get imaginative and throw one of his 3-technique guys at nose tackle:
— Elite Sports NY (@EliteSportsNY) October 22, 2016
If Bowles learns he can’t fit a square into a round hole, New York’s defense will finally start playing up to its potential.
I’m not buying the Browns picking up their first victory against the Jets this Sunday. Of course, it’s always worrisome when this organization finds itself in this situation. In the end, there’s just too much talent on the side of the New York Jets.
The 2015 always fight, but won’t win this week.