Week 17 of the NFL season will once again begin with a Thursday Night Football Game, and it’s an interesting matchup. It will be the New York Jets visiting the Cleveland Browns and this is a very important game for the home team.
The New York Jets are coming into this game with an overall record of 6-9, and this team has been eliminated from postseason contention. New York has won two of their last three games, but both of those wins came on their home field.
Cleveland is still in a good spot to win the AFC North Division this season, as they are sitting at 10-5 on the season. The Browns have picked up wins in three straight games, and they are coming into this game with some momentum.
Cleveland is coming into Thursday Night Football as a big 7.5-point betting favorite over the New York Jets in Week 17.
Just Just Can’t Score Points
The New York Jets are coming into Week 17 averaging just 15.4 points per game, and they can’t seem to find any answers on offense. New York has thrown for just 173 yards per game, and they are right around 90 rushing yards per game.
Zach Wilson wasn’t the answer at quarterback for the Jets after the Aaron Rodgers injury, but there aren’t any better options either. New York is going to have to try to run the ball in this game as it’s their only way to attack the Jets.
The Jets are holding teams to just 21.0 points per game this season, and that is going to be something to watch in this game. New York has some defensive stars that can step up and make some big plays.
Browns Winning in Many Ways
The Cleveland Browns were winning games on defense to begin the season, but that’s not the only way they play now. Cleveland is still holding teams to just 20.7 points per game, but they are now scoring 23 points per game.
Veteran Joe Flacco has given this team a huge lift at the quarterback position and he isn’t afraid to throw the ball down the field. Look for Cleveland to try to establish the run in this game, but Flacco will make some plays as well.
The Browns defense has feasted on some bad offensive teams all season long, and that is what they are looking at in this game.
Browns Beat Up the Jets
The Jets season was practically over just a few plays into the season, as this team just wasn’t able to recover on offense this season. Don’t expect New York to do much damage on offense in this game as they are facing a great defense.
Cleveland is now solid on both sides of the football, and that makes them extremely dangerous at this point of the season. Not only will the Browns put up a low number in this game, but that offense is going to have a big game as well.
Bet the Cleveland Browns -7.5 as they waste little time getting past the New York Jets in this game on Thursday Night Football.