When the NFL schedule came out in April, many looked at the Jets-Browns Week 5 matchup as one that could possibly decide the top pick in next year’s draft.
It still might for Cleveland, which is one of four remaining winless teams (along with the 49ers, Chargers and Giants).
But for the Jets, Sunday’s game at the Browns’ FirstEnergy Stadium gives them the opportunity for their first-three game winning streak since they won five in a row from Weeks 12-16 of the 2015 season.
It also gives New York quarterback Josh McCown a chance at his first win in Cleveland, something he failed to do in two seasons playing for the Browns.
“We have to correct it. We had a great practice, and I don’t know about the dumbing down of the calls because I still feel like we had some calls out there, but we have to be able to handle it.”
Giants receiver Odell Buckham Jr. said, “You don’t hang your head. For what? OK, you lost a couple games. You’re a man. Adversity tests your manhood. So let’s see what kind of man you are.
“Are you going to fold, you going to break, you going to give in or you going to keep pushing? I know that we’re going to keep pushing. I know that for sure. That’s the goal is to get everybody in here to push each and every day.”
Like Lynn, McAdoo has also said he will attempt to simplify things for his struggling ballclub in the week of practice leading up to the game.