Monday Night Preview
In what’s coming a time-honored tradition, we get two mediocre teams on Monday Night Football. What used to be a premier matchup is now a night purely for the degenerates and addicts. And folks, we’d be lying to ourselves if we don’t check both those boxes. A Browns-Jets matchup featuring Trevor Siemian sounds absolutely abysmal, but with all the hype surrounding the Browns, this is a golden opportunity to build off all the hype.
The Browns are coming off an embarrassing loss to the Titans that saw Baker Mayfield throw 3 picks, including one returned for a TD. I can’t remember a team that was hyped this much, that has won so little, and boy did it ever show last Sunday! Cleveland committed the most penalties in a game since 1951, shelling out 18 penalties for 182 yards. For a team that talked about how great they were for four months, a 30-point reality check in week 1 may be exactly what they needed. Now they have the big break in getting to face a backup QB on an already mediocre team, and they have to convert tonight to keep pace with Baltimore in an AFC North race they were supposed to win.
The Jets are already off to the Jetsiest start to ever Jet. We’re one week in, ONE WEEK IN, and they’ve already blown a 16-0 lead at home, have a starting QB with mono, a starting WR who’s out for the year, and a head coach who refuses to say his starting QBs name? Gase is a complete lunatic and what better way to maintain the clownshow brand that is the New York Jets than to hire him after getting let go from Miami, and committing a shitload of money to a position that has been proven to be replaceable in running back. But at least Le’Veon got what he wanted, and good for him. Unfortunately for him he’s going to have to carry this offense on his back for the next couple months with Darnold sidelined. New York also has plenty of injuries on the other side of the ball with star LB CJ Mosley out, as well as rookie DL and superstar interview Quinnen Williams. For anyone who chose to suffer through Bills-Jets last week, the game competely shifted once Mosley went out in the 3rd quarter. Now to take on a fired up Browns offense with something to prove.
Week 2 saw a ton of chalk win as just about every major survivor pick won, except, of course, for those shitty Carolina Panthers. We know TNF is always a shitshow, but that was a mail-in for the ages. Did someone Space Jam Cam Newton before kickoff and not release the info? That would’ve been nice to know. Regardless, we fire on another dirty dog game. Really expecting this one to be a grinder, with both teams a little desperate and looking to shorten the game a bit. Chubb has an excellent matchup in this one with the Jets front seven absences of Mosley and Williams and I think he’s gotta be the one to carry Cleveland offensively tonight.
- 1st half under 22.5 -110
- Nick Chubb to score a TD +100