Week 3 kicks off at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland as the Browns host the New York Jets on Thursday, September 20 (8:20 PM ET, NFL Network). The Jets and Browns meet for the 25th time in the regular season with the all-time series tied 12-12. In their last meeting (Week 5 of 2017 season), Jets quarterback JOSH MC COWN threw two second-half touchdown passes and safety MARCUS MAYE recorded his first-career interception as New York defeated Cleveland 17-14.
Last week, Jets rookie quarterback SAM DARNOLD passed for 334 yards with one touchdown, and safety JAMAL ADAMS and linebacker JORDAN JENKINS each recorded a sack and forced fumble in New York’s 20-12 loss to Miami. Darnold, who was selected with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, became the youngest player in NFL history (21 years, 103 days old) to throw for at least 300 yards in a single game, surpassing the previous record held by JACKY LEE (21 years, 137 days old), who threw for 331 yards on November 25, 1960.
Cleveland quarterback TYROD TAYLOR connected with rookie wide receiver ANTONIO CALLAWAY on a game-tying 47-yard touchdown with 1:16 remaining the fourth quarter at New Orleans in Week 2, but a Saints field goal with 21 seconds remaining secured a 21-18 victory over the Browns. Defensive lineman LARRY OGUNJOBI recorded two sacks in the contest and ties for second among NFL defensive linemen with three sacks in 2018. Browns wide receiver JARVIS LANDRY has recorded at least five receptions in 19 consecutive games, tied with LAVERANUES COLES (19 from September 29, 2002 to October 12, 2003) for the second-longest streak in league annals.
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