Browns Battling Jets as Season Winds Down
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Plenty of uncertainty still swirls around the Browns as they wind down another double-digit loss season.
With a top five pick in the upcoming draft, getting an immediate impact player is a high priority.
Also, questions at quarterback and overall roster will dominate a highly anticipated off-season. Will a healthy Brian Hoyer get a chance to compete for the starting job? Plus, mainstays Alex Mack and T.J Ward contract decisions will be highly debated.
One thing that is certain, is that Jason Campbell will try to prevent a sixth-straight loss, when the Browns (4-10, 1-5 road) tangle with the Jets (6-8, 5-2 home) today.
“Well, going into the off-season with a feeling of ending the season the right way. I think most importantly, you want to try and end things right,” Campbell explained to reporters in Berea this week. “The other part of it is, we’ve been stuck on four (wins) for a while now. We’ve been really close. Three of the last five games were right there for us with an opportunity to win.
Last week, the Browns gave up 28 second half points to the Bears and lost 38-31 in the season finale at FirstEnergy Stadium. Campbell was picked off twice in the loss, and Chicago limited the Browns to 93 yards rushing. The Bears came in ranked last in the league, allowing 157 yards per game.
“You learn a lot about the type of player somebody is during the last couple games, especially when the playoffs aren’t on the line,” Joe Thomas explained this week. “People want to say, ‘Nothing’s on the line,’ but you’re going to find out how much they love this game and what type of commitment they’re going to have, if they’re going to spend the extra time, even if it’s not going to mean going to the playoffs.”
Kick-off is set for 1 p.m. from MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands.
Fox 8 reporter P.J. Ziegler will have all the highlights and post-game reaction tonight on FOX 8 News at 10. Plus, you can find all the details on FOX8.com.