September 10, 2015

CLEVELAND (7-9) at NEW YORK JETS (4-12)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE - Jets by 2 1/2

SERIES RECORD - Browns lead 13-9

LAST MEETING - Jets beat Browns 24-13, Dec. 22, 2013

AP PRO32 RANKING - Browns No. 29, Jets No. 25

BROWNS OFFENSE - OVERALL (23), RUSH (17), PASS (20)

BROWNS DEFENSE - OVERALL (23), RUSH (32), PASS (8)

JETS OFFENSE - OVERALL (22), RUSH (3), PASS (32)

JETS DEFENSE - OVERALL (6), RUSH (5), PASS (14)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Browns have lost 10 straight season openers and are 1-15 in Week 1 since expansion return in 1999, but 3-0 against Jets in openers. Most recent season-opening win came over Baltimore in 2004. ... Browns coach Mike Pettine was Jets' defensive coordinator under Rex Ryan from 2009-12. ... Browns started 7-4 last season before five-game slide. ... Josh McCown makes first regular-season start as Browns' QB, Cleveland's 23rd starter since 1999. McCown was 1-10 as starter for Tampa Bay last season. Needs 22 completions for 1,000 in career. ... Browns won't have WR Josh Gordon for season because of drug violations. ... RB Terrance West, team's leading rusher last season, was traded last week. Isaiah Crowell, second among NFL rookies with eight rushing TDs last season, expected to be lead back with rookie RB Duke Johnson having prominent role in new coordinator John DeFilippo's system. ... Making debuts for Cleveland: WR Dwayne Bowe, DL Randy Starks, DB Tramon Williams, WR Brian Hartline. ... Rookie Travis Coons takes over kicking duties. ... Todd Bowles makes regular-season debut as Jets coach. ... Jets 7-2 in home openers since 2006 season. ... QB Ryan Fitzpatrick starting for Jets after Geno Smith had jaw broken on Aug. 11 by punch from then-teammate Ikemefuna Enemkpali. Fitzpatrick, acquired in March from Houston, becomes 28th QB to start for Jets since Joe Namath's last season in 1976. ... WR Brandon Marshall also makes Jets debut. Marshall needs 229 yards receiving to reach 10,000. ... CBs Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie back with Jets, teaming with free-agent signings CB Buster Skrine and S Marcus Gilchrist. ... DE Sheldon Richardson suspended for first four games for violating NFL's substance abuse policy. ... Fantasy tip: Matchup to watch will be Browns CB Joe Haden and Marshall - creating more potential opportunities for Jets WR Eric Decker.

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