FBG says: Neutral matchup. The Browns were forced to scramble alongside the offensive line as Greg Robinson was ejected and an injury to his backup Kendall Lamm forced Chris Hubbard to move from right tackle to left tackle, and Justin McCray who had been with the team for just a week after being acquired by Green Bay to slide to right tackle. Even with the struggles, Nick Chubb was able to have a solid day rushing for 75 yards on 17 carries and was one of the lone bright spots for this Browns team in a blow-out disappointing loss. Chubb continues to be electric with the ball consistently picking up solid gains. The problem for the Browns last week was penalties that killed a lot of their drives as they second-most penalties in franchise history with 18 penalties including six personal fouls and four holding penalties. This is a unit that still has a lot of promise and Chubb should continue to be productive each week.
The Jets run defense was one that was up and down in this game. They did a tremendous job shutting down veteran Frank Gore holding him to just 20 yards on 11 carries but struggled with the change of pace speed in Devin Singletary allowing 70 yards on just 4 carries and all 4 of those carries went for 12 yards or more. A big part of Singletary's production was the injuries that were suffered during this game primarily to linebacker and signal-caller C.J. Mosley who played a major role in shutting down the Bills in the first half. If he is unable to go, which it looks likely, this is a defense that will look at Harvey Langi as his replacement who has just one career tackle and did not have a tackle in 25 snaps last week. Another injury that the Jets are dealing with is third-overall pick defensive tackle Quinnen Williams who is dealing with an ankle injury. While Williams is still acclimating himself to the NFL, he did see 35% of the snaps and is a depth player as he learns behind veteran run-stuffer Steve McClendon. This defense completely depends on the health of Mosley as without him it is a unit that is going to put a significant amount of pressure on elite safety Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye defending the run which is never a great thing to rely on your safeties as a primary defense against the run.