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TNF: Jets vs Browns Prediction and Game Thread

It’s Week 17 of Thursday Night Football as the New York Jets visit the Cleveland Browns

NFL: AUG 03 Hall of Fame Game - Jets vs Browns Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Thursday Night Football, Week 17. Tonight the Cleveland Browns host the New York Jets. The Browns are 7.5 point home favorites according to DraftKings Sportsbook.

The 10-5 Cleveland Browns come into this game in second place in the AFC North. They currently hold the top wild card seed in the AFC. The Browns have won three straight games and six of their last eight. They boast the NFL’s top defense in terms of yards allowed, first downs allowed and passing yards allowed. The Browns also have several very impressive wins this season, including victories over the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens. This is a formidable opponent for the Jets.

The 6-9 New York Jets come into this game having won two of their last three games. Prior to that the Jets had lost five straight. The Jets have a very good defense, but they have the worst offense in the NFL. Matched up against the outstanding Browns defense, it’s difficult to see how the Jets offense can score enough to win this game. If the Jets are to have a chance the defense and special teams will likely need to come up with huge performances.

I’m taking the Browns to win this game. I wouldn’t be surprised if they shut the Jets out. This looks like a complete mismatch on paper. I have submitted my pick using the widget from our partners at Tallysight. You can follow all my picks throughout the season, as I prove for another season how I’m not made to be a gambler. Seriously, I cannot stress enough how bad an idea it would be to bet real money based on my picks. Don’t do it. Don’t even consider it. Make your own picks, and good luck. And if you do bet, consider using our friends at DraftKings Sportsbook.