January 24 2018

'Shaken' Jackson undecided on Browns' QB situation

January 24 2018, 01:54 | Sammy Rose

Defensive end Myles Garrett suffered a high ankle sprain in practice in the week leading up to the season opener

Defensive end Myles Garrett suffered a high ankle sprain in practice in the week leading up to the season opener

Hogan connected with running back Duke Johnson on a 41-yard touchdown pass with 1:49 remaining to cut the margin to three points, but the Jets recovered the subsequent onside kick and ran out the clock.

As always, we give out three game balls to those Jets who earned their wings. Crowell has received 16 touches on the Browns' first 2 offensive drives combined this season.

With that advantageous stretch over, the Browns are looking at an 11-game slate in which they nearly certainly will be the underdog each time.

After being benched in his last two starts, it looks like rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer will remain benched in favor of Kevin Hogan ahead of Sunday's Week 6 game against the Houston Texans.

And as weighs the pros and cons on how to best handle Cleveland's latest quarterbacking conundrum, Jackson again said the losing is taking its toll.

If you would have told most people that the Jets could possibly be over.500 after Week 5, they would have called you insane. He and McGuire can really carry the Jets, and NY has won the past four meetings between these teams. NY started 0-2 after losses to the Bills and Raiders, but beat Miami and Jacksonville in their most recent two games. "It's not just for the team, but what is best for him just so that he can feel like, 'OK, I am moving further along in this process, and I'm understanding what I need to do to be better.' All of that will go into my decision-making". They have certainly showed some resilience after their 0-2 start.

NY has also been abysmal against the run, ranking 29th in yards allowed. They almost put both Bilal Powel (21 carries for 163 yards and a TD) and Elijah McGuire (10 carries for 93 yards and a TD) over the century mark.

The Jets have done that the past three weeks, rolling to a dominant victory against Miami and then pulling off close wins against Jacksonville and Cleveland. On his first career play, he got into the backfield and sacked quarterback Josh McCown.

There have been grumblings this week about a potential rift between HC Hue Jackson and the Cleveland front office.

"They are good", Jackson stated.

"It was big. We needed it", said head coach Todd Bowles of the drive that made it a two-possession contest.

New England has allowed a league-high 447.2 yards per game, a stunningly high number for a Belichick-coached defense. They had a good scheme, and they made some good plays to stop our running game.

The second straight year of being 0-5 has definitely taken a toll on some players, who are showing signs of frustration.

According to ESPN, it would have been the first time since 2011 that both teams had been scoreless in an National Football League half. That's why you've got to swarm tackle him.

If you're looking for a sleeper play in fantasy this week, Jets WR Robbie Anderson could be your answer.

Austin Seferian-Jenkins' touchdown in the third quarter was the first for a Jets tight end since Kellen Davis on November 1, 2015 against the Raiders.

More importantly, if there is someone now on the Browns coaching staff with some real solutions as to what is plaguing the Browns, don't you think they would have already implemented them?

"All week we talked about establishing the run game", said McGuire, a sixth-round pick from Louisiana-Lafayette.

Kizer has the confidence of the coaching staff in Cleveland, but that doesn't help much when he's completing just 51.4 percent of his throws.

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