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Stats and Facts: 10 things you have to know about Browns-Jets

1.The Jets have the Browns' leading passer from 2015 (Josh McCown), leading receiver from 2016 (Terrelle Pryor) and leading rusher from 2017 (Isaiah Crowell) all on their current roster.

2. McCown threw for 2,109 yards to lead the Browns (including a single-game, team-record 457 yards passing against the Ravens) in 2015), Pryor caught 77 balls for 1,007 yards to pace the squad in that category in 2016 and Crowell rushed for a team-high 853 yards just a year ago.

3. Browns DT Larry Ogunjobi is currently tied for third in the NFL with three sacks through three games. His three sacks are tied with his longtime mentor and friend, the great Gino Atkins, for most among all defensive tackles in the NFL.

4.The two most prominent Todd's in this game both spent time as coaches for their opponents this Thursday. Jets head coach Todd Bowles was the Browns secondary coach from 2001 to 2004. Meanwhile, Browns offensive coordinator Todd Haley started his career in the Jets scouting department back in 1995 before becoming a WRs/offensive assistant from 1997-2000.

5.Bob Wiley has not always presided over the offensive lines of various NFL teams.  Back in 1990, he was actually the tight ends coach for the Jets. I wonder which animal he thinks would make the best tight end in the NFL? My guess would be a grizzly bear. In addition to probably being a mauling blocker, the grizzly can run 50 yards in three seconds (up to 40 miles per hour), which is faster than any human (Usain Bolt runs in the neighborhood of 28 mph). Wiley himself thought a Clydesdale horse would be a good fit because it's powerful enough to block but athletic enough to run. 

6. The Browns and the Jets rank first and second, respectively, in takeaways after two games this year. The Browns have forced eight turnovers, while the Jets have pilfered the ball seven times.

7. If Carlos Hyde gets into the end zone, it will be the first time a Browns running back has scored in three straight games to open the season since Peyton Hillis back in 2011.

8. Browns tight end David Njoku is one of two Browns players from New Jersey. Njoku hails from the small town of Cedar Grove, which has a population of just 12,411. That means that everyone from Njoku's hometown could come to the game and bring four friends, and they still wouldn't reach the full capacity of 67,431 at FirstEnergy Stadium.

9. New Browns kicker Greg Joseph went 3-for-3 in the preseason with the Miami Dolphins, making kicks of 33, 48 and 54 yards.

10. Week 2 set multiple NFL records for passing: cumulative QB Rating (102.6) and total quarterback passing yards (4.458). It is a passing league now, more than ever.

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