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Jets vs Browns: Top 2 keys for Gang Green winning in Week 8

Oct 23, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; The New York Jets celebrate a touchdown by New York Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa (81) during the first half of their game against the Baltimore Ravens at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 23, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; The New York Jets celebrate a touchdown by New York Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa (81) during the first half of their game against the Baltimore Ravens at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports
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In the Jets vs Browns Week 8 matchup, Gang Green have been struggling so far and they have to change it soon. They get a good opportunity to do so against Cleveland but they will need to execute a few things to ensure a win.

The New York Jets have started 2-5 and nobody envisioned that this would be the case at this point in the season. Sadly, it is and if the Jets want to make the NFL Playoffs, things need to change soon. In this week’s Jets vs Browns game, Gang Green must deliver or else continue in another downward spiral.

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No matter how hard the schedule was at the beginning of the season, there were way too many mistakes made in games. Some that if they didn’t commit, the Jets could have easily won. This week against the Browns is by far the easiest opponent the Jets have faced so far.

Still, this game could easily be won by the Browns if the Jets don’t execute what they need to correctly. If they aren’t able to win this game, they will have a very tough time trying to make the playoffs. If the Jets win this game, fans and the team need to hope that it will give them the momentum to make a playoff push. This will be a very hard hole to climb out of but if the Jets can win games, they have a solid chance.

It won’t be easy since the Browns are a hungry team looking for their first win of the season, but the Jets can win by executing on two simple fundamentals of football.

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Defense

Coming into the season it seemed like the Jets would have a very strong defense and that would be one of their strengths. So far it hasn’t looked the way Gang Green planned it.

The run defense was the very much expected strength which has been decent so far but has fell below expectations. It also seems the Jets are sacking the quarterback much less than in 2015 and stopping them from making any plays.

The secondary has been a huge problem so far as the Jets have given up way too many deep plays. The Jets need to eliminate the deep threat if they want to play strong defense.

One major defensive problem has been cornerback Darrelle Revis. Revis has completely fallen below expectations and no matter which receivers seem to go up against him they seem to find a way to be productive. Revis still has a lot left in the tank as he just is in a major slump and needs to find a way to get out of it as soon as possible.

Players Stepping Up

Since wide receiver Eric Decker suffered a season-ending should injury, the Jets have had trouble finding a solid No. 2 receiver. And still at this point in time, haven’t been able to find someone consistent

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Wide receiver Quincy Enunwa was supposed to step up but hasn’t stepped up as much as the Jets and the fans wanted. Enunwa has looked sharp so far and he just needs to get better consistency week in, week out. Wide receiver Brandon Marshall should be able to become a nice double threat alongside him but everyone on offense needs to step up in the grand scheme of things. With a focus on defense and really, everyone at wide receiver stepping up, the Jets can leave Cleveland victorious.

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