The Browns visit the Jets at 8:20 PM on ESPN
Top Betting Props for Monday Night: Browns vs Jets
Top Prop #1 Baker Mayfield to get 300 Passing Yards
Despite Mayfield’s tumultuous time on the field against Tennessee, he still passed for 285 yards on 38 attempts. He will roll into Week 2 looking for redemption, and armed with a revenge-minded WR Odell Beckham Jr., as well as WR Jarvis Landry, TE David Njoku, and others ready and willing to catch a lot of passes against a Jets defense missing its signal-calling center fielder in Middle Linebacker, C.J. Mosley – whose absence from the field of play helped enormously in Buffalo’s fourth quarter comeback win against the Jets in Week 1.
Players can find this bet under “Quarterback To Get” of the “Quarterback Markets” in Points Bet’s available betting lines for Monday’s game.
Top Prop #2 Nick Chubb Scores First Touchdown of the Game
Cleveland opened their game’s Week 1 scoring with RB Dontrell Hilliard running in for a 4-yard score — poaching the opportunity from Browns top back, Chubb. This week, Hilliard is out with a concussion, leaving Chubb as the top option in short-range Red Zone situations. With Cleveland looking to put away the Jets early, expect them to hand it off to Chubb for an early sure thing score.
Players can find this bet under “Touchdown Scorer” betting on Sugar House’s available betting lines for Monday’s game.
Top Prop #3 Robby Anderson to get 75+ Receiving Yards
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While much of the pre-Monday Night Football wide receiver talk was focused on Odell Beckham Jr., and his “cheap shots” accusations against Jets Defensive Coordinator Gregg Williams, a couple of key injuries have opened up an opportunity for Jets #1 WR Robby Anderson to make a statistical statement when the final whistle blows.
Cleveland starting Safety Damarious Randall has been ruled out for this game with a concussion, which is one less top pass defender to pester Anderson on his routes. True, the season-ending injury to fellow Jets WR Quincy Enunwa paints a bigger defensive target on Anderson, and swapping Trevor Siemian for the mono-struck Sam Darnold seemingly downgrades Anderson’s chances. That, on top of the fact that Jamison Crowder was Darnold’s favorite target in Week 1.
Newly arrived Jets WR Demaryius Thomas will further split Cleveland defensive attentions, which are already squarely focused on RB Le’veon Bell — and for Anderson, that opens up the long pass game that makes him (when the planets align) a 100-yard threat. Last week, Tennessee Titans WRs A.J. Brown and Derrick Henry broke long receptions of 51 and 75 yards, respectively, against the Cleveland secondary – and Brown finished with exactly 100 yards receiving on the day. With Anderson’s wheels, and the Jets desperation to put points on the board in a game everyone expects them to lose, bet on the boom-or-bust Anderson to be a long bomb beneficiary with Siemian under center.
Players can find this bet under “Receivers To Get” of the “Receiver Markets” in Points Bet’s available lines for Monday’s game.
The NFL gods giveth, and then they really taketh… From the Jets, Always
Three quarters into their season home opener, the Jets were cruising, 16-3. Hopes were high. Second-year QB Sam Darnold was on his way to a modestly efficient 175-yard 1-TD game. That score was a 9-yard throw to the team’s biggest free agent signing, RB Le’Veon Bell – who showed that a year holding out hadn’t hurt his dangerous versatility, with 60 yards rushing and 32 receiving. Fellow new Jet, WR Jamison Crowder ended up hauling in 14 of 17 Darnold targets for 99 yards. Then, the fourth quarter began. Buffalo QB Josh Allen stopped turning the ball over, and put together two TD drives to rally the Bills to a 17-16 win. But the football gods weren’t done with the Jets – adding injuries to the insulting 4th quarter collapse.
The first occurred during that fateful final quarter, when 2019 3rd round draft pick, DL Quinnen Williams left the game with an ankle injury, and is now out Week 2. Same goes for defensive keystone, MLB C.J. Mosley who is out with a groin injury. The season opener also saw WR Quincy Enunwa suffer his second serious neck injury since 2017, and he is now done for the season. Newly acquired replacement, WR Demaryius Thomas is debuting after time away with a hamstring injury. Bell missed practice this week with a sore shoulder that required a precautionary MRI, but he will play on Monday night.
The most devastating blow is a bout of mononucleosis suffered by Darnold, scratching him from the home opener against the Cleveland Browns, and an unknown number of weeks beyond. Enter, backup QB Trevor Siemian leading a suddenly shaky Jets offense, while the Josh Allen-shocked Jets D will certainly miss Mosley against a stacked Cleveland receiving corps.
The Browns hype train crashed last week
This should open the door wide for the newly talent-rich Browns who, after an off season of hype, left their home opener having suffered an embarrassing 13-43 loss to the Tennessee Titans – dropping their Week 1 record to 1-19-1 since the NFL returned to Cleveland in 1999. While new star WR Odell Beckham Jr. caught 7-of-11 targets for 71 yards from Baker Mayfield, Cleveland’s cocky QB played sloppy.
Like the Jets, Cleveland’s horrendous fourth quarter helped doom their day. But in this case, it was the home QB doing the damage, with Mayfield throwing three interceptions — including a pick-six to Malcolm Butler. This, after Mayfield was sacked for a safety in his own end zone late in the second quarter. It was one of five sacks and seven hurries the Titans threw at Mayfield, whose O-line did a poor job protecting him – especially after starting Left Tackle Greg Robinson was ejected for a head-kick to Titans Safety Kenny Vaccaro. Cleveland found a variety of ways to move backwards, as the team racked up 18 penalties for 182 yards.
NYC Teams will be 0 – 3 at the Meadowlands this season
Cleveland gets this game at the right time, on the heels of the Bills flawless residency in North Jersey with consecutive road wins over the Jets and Giants.
The Browns will likely tighten things up Week 2 and play angry on the road for a high-profile Monday Night Football match-up against the injury-reeling Jets. The Browns are deep in offensive weapons for Mayfield, with Beckham Jr., RB Nick Chubb (75 yards rushing in Week 1), TE David Njoku (who caught Cleveland’s only TD), and WR Jarvis Landry.
If the offensive line can play near their level of last season’s last seven games (five of which, Mayfield was not sacked), this game will not be close. One possible caveat to a blow-out, though, is New York’s defensive coordinator, Gregg Williams, who was interim coach of Cleveland last season. He is very familiar with Mayfield’s habits, and will likely continue the QB pressure schemes that worked so well for the Titans in Week 1. Still, that won’t be enough to prevent the Jets from crashing to 0-2.
Gang Green were already underdogs before the Darnold mono news. Afterward, things look to only get worse.
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