Tonight, week two of the NFL season comes to a close as two AFC teams try to earn their first win in 2019. The Cleveland Browns and New York Jets both entered the season with elevated expectations and second-year quarterbacks; however, only one of those signal-callers will be able to take the field this evening.
That player is Baker Mayfield, who will lead the Browns in this game. New head coach Freddie Kitchens and the Browns got blown out 43-13 last week by the Tennessee Titans, as the team’s improved roster stumbled and struggled. Mayfield had a rough game in particular, throwing three interceptions against just one touchdown.
The Jets are a mess, however, with injuries to key players all across the board. Linebacker C.J. Mosley is out with a groin injury, while top rookie defensive lineman Quinnen Williams will miss the game with an ankle issue. Meanwhile, quarterback Sam Darnold is out with a bout of mononucleosis, which will likely keep him out a few weeks. Running back Le’Veon Bell is also questionable with a shoulder injury, so former Packer Ty Montgomery should get some extra carries.
Here are the details for tonight’s game.
Cleveland Browns (0-1) vs. New York Jets (0-1)
Monday, September 16, 2019
8:15 PM Eastern Time
East Rutherford, NJ
Commentators: Joe Tessitore, Booger McFarland, Lisa Salters
Westwood One Sports
The Browns and Jets played in the first Monday Night Football game ever, a 31-21 Browns win on September 21, 1970.
Week 3 2018: @Browns 21, Jets 17
All-Time Head-to-Head Record
Regular Season: Browns lead 13-12-0
Playoffs: Browns lead 1-0 (1987 Divisional Round)