New York Jets vs. Cleveland Browns: Tale of the Tape

Dec 15, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) looks to pass as tight end Jeff Cumberland (87) blocks and Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy (76) pressures in the fourth quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

The “Road to MetLife Stadium” is over for both of these teams, but the show must go on. From MetLife stadium, Geno Smith and company take on Josh Gordon and the Cleveland Browns. Both teams are coming off losses last week, the Jets 30-20 at the hands of the Panthers, and the Browns in a 38-31 shootout against the Chicago Bears.

Let’s take a look at the history between these two teams.

The Browns and Jets have played 20 times throughout their history, with the Browns winning 12 of those games. The Browns have also won four out of the last six games. The last time these two teams met, the Jets won by a score of 26-20. Mark Sanchez threw for two touchdown passes in that one, including the game winner to Santonio Holmes with 0:16 seconds left.

The last time they met in New Jersey was in December of 2007 when the Browns beat the Jets, 24-18.

Players on the Browns have had success against the Jets. Quarterback Jason Campbell is 2-0 for his career as a starter against New York. Willis McGahee has rushed for over 100 yards five different times against the Jets in his career.

Rookie Barkevious Mingo will be a guy the Jets need to keep an eye, as he is tied for the AFC rookie lead in sacks with five. We all know how good Josh Gordon has been, averaging 122.3 receiving yards per game.

Quinton Coples is going for his fourth consecutive game with a sack, really coming into his own at his linebacker position. Ed Reed has great success against the Browns, with 11 interceptions, his highest total against any team.

Topics: Jason Campbell, New York Jets, Quinton Coples, Willis Mcgahee

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