Cleveland Browns Week 2 predictions in historical Monday Night Football game vs. Jets

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 20: Baker Mayfield #6 of the Cleveland Browns celebrates after making a catch on a two-point conversion attempt during the third quarter against the New York Jets at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 20, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 20: Baker Mayfield #6 of the Cleveland Browns celebrates after making a catch on a two-point conversion attempt during the third quarter against the New York Jets at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 20, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /
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CLEVELAND, OH – OCTOBER 08: Myles Garrett #95 of the Cleveland Browns reacts to a play against the New York Jets in the first quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium on October 8, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

Writer: Randy Gurzi

With all the injuries mounting up for the New York Jets, it seems as though the Cleveland Browns should have an easy win on ESPN’s Monday Night Football. Of course, we all know that could lead to a trap game if the team starts to believe that.

Yes, Sam Darnold is sidelined and their best defender — C.J. Mosely — is also being ruled out of the game. However, the Jets are still an NFL roster with players good enough to make it this far. That means, they simply cannot be discounted, especially Trevor Siemian.

Sure, the No. 2 option doesn’t have as powerful an arm as Darnold does but he does have a winning record as a starter in the league. He spent the majority of two seasons as the starter for the Denver Broncos and was a backup for the Minnesota Vikings last year — although he never played in the regular season for the Vikings.

He’s still capable of making all the reads and finding the open man. The key in this game will be the Browns understanding that this is the case. Should they enter Monday Night feeling as though they have it won or playing as undisciplined as they did last week, and it could become a long night.

My prediction is that they will play more disciplined but I don’t think they’ll just run over this team. New York plays it close but Cleveland finds a way to pull it off with a late score in the fourth.

Prediction: Cleveland 24, New York 20

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