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The Prez Sez: Browns Backers President’s Week 16 Predictions vs. Jets

These Presidents are having a Christmas cheer again and again

Photo City Browns Backers chapter in Rochester, New York

The Browns are in the home stretch of the schedule. They are still on the bubble of whether they will make a post-season run. Thankfully, the New York Jets are getting ready to help Cleveland get back into the post-season. Or, maybe they play giant-killer and spoil the year. Browns’ fans know the Jets want to get that coveted first overall pick in next year’s draft, and Cleveland is supportive of trying to get New York into that position with another loss.

Browns Backers Presidents have their own issues to deal with. Getting their chapter members to show up for games and watch their beloved team and cheer them on. There is lots of leftovers to sort through, and who brought all this booze? Problems, problems......

After Browns games, the other games begin for the Duchess County chapter located in Wappingers Falls, New York. They play a cornhole tournament.

The Browns Backers of New York City are in their 20th year and had an awesome partying plan that became all busted. The Browns were scheduled to play the Giants one week and the Jets the following week at the same stadium. This meant being able to see their beloved Browns back-to-back - until COVID that is. It’s probable these folks might have found a spot in the parking lot and not left for 10 days.

Each week, DBN invites five Browns Backers chapter Presidents to provide their insight with the outcome of Cleveland’s next opponent.


This week’s Presidents and their predictions:

Capital Area Browns Backers

President: Jon Neylon

Columbus/Worthington, Ohio

Favorite former player: Josh Cribbs

Favorite current player: Jarvis Landry

Viewing location: Woody’s Wing House

Best menu item: Wings with smoked BBQ mac & cheese

Weekly prediction: “The Jet’s are off to arguably their worst start in franchise history and on pace to own the third ever 0-16 season. DC Gregg Williams was recently fired and HC Adam Gase is surely on the hot seat. The Jets have nothing to lose except pride and with their backs against the wall, they can be a dangerous matchup for any team. No doubt, the Jets will be an underdog for the remainder of this season, but odds are that they will find a win somewhere and not go 0-16. The Browns do not want to be the team that loses to the Jets.

The Jets will be playing a desperate brand of football. The Browns will need to be a focused and disciplined team to ensure they take care of business and win this game.

Browns vs. Jets will be in New Jersey at the end of December and cold weather has proven that the Browns will run the ball. The Browns rushing attach is averaging 32 rush attempts for an average 157 yards per game. I expect a heavy dose of sledgehammers Chubb and Hunt to carry the ball 40+ times and batter the Jets’ defense. Mayfield is heating up at the right time of year and when needed he will be called upon to exploit a defense that has given up nearly 300-yards a game.

The Jets are averaging only 15 pts per game and will have to contend with a defense that is +7 in the turnover ratio and led by Myles Garrett whos racked up 10.5 sacks in only 10 games. The Browns should be able to take control of this game early and come away with a decisive victory. Browns 31, Jets 10.”


Gulf Coast Dawg Pound

President: Jimmy Aicone

Gulf Shores, Florida

Favorite former player: Webster Slaughter

Favorite current player: Nick Chubb

Viewing location: Flora-Bama Old River Grill

Best menu item: Oyster basket

Weekly prediction: “Browns offense looks consistent with strong running game by the best tandem backfield of Chubb and Hunt. Will be the first time since Byner and Mack that the Browns will have two 1,000-yard rushers and this game gets them both closer to that mark. Mayfield still holds the ball too long and makes a few throws that cause you to shake your head. Letting the Jets stay in it and make it closer in the start than when it should be. Offense straightens up and starts to click behind Landry and Bryant’s big games.

The defense clicks on all cylinders, causing takeaways and getting Garrett the lead in the NFL for sacks once again. Wouldn’t be surprised if the “D” scores in this game. Overall the Jets look like the Browns of the past couple of years. We all know the pain. Rebuild, draft, draft, draft. Don’t really see the Jets going through 20 some QBs but it’s happened – right? They finish the year with a Week 16 victory just not against the Browns. CLE 30 - NYJ 16”


Duchess County Browns Backers

President: Nicholas McClelland

Wappingers Falls, New York

Favorite former player: Frank Minnifield

Favorite current player: Jarvis Landry

Viewing location: Buffalo Wild Wings

Best menu item: Hot wings

Weekly prediction: “A unique twist to this year’s schedule as Cleveland will be the visiting team two weeks in a row in the same stadium against two different teams. Do they even need to take their things out of the locker room? The Jets rank near the bottom of the NFL statistically in nearly all offensive and defensive categories. New York is middle-of-the-pack when it comes to running the ball and defending the run. The Browns seem to have found their identity on offense and their recent points per game average shows. All three levels of the Cleveland defense has been banged up at some point in the year and it seems as though they have not been able to play our best 11 collectively at the same time. A bonus to this Week 16 matchup against the Jets is if Cleveland can get out of New Jersey healthy with no major injuries heading into an exciting January. As long as the Browns are not looking ahead to a Week 17 matchup with serious playoff implications, Cleveland should cruise. Browns 34, Jets 13.”


Photo City Browns Backers

President: James Lee

Rochester, New York

Favorite former player: Jim Brown

Favorite current player: Myles Garrett

Viewing location: Bathtub Billy’s wood-fired Pizzeria, Bar & Grill

Best menu item: Meatloaf with garlic mashed potatoes

Weekly prediction: “Jets have already cashed it in. I expect the Browns to bring it on offense especially against one of the worst run defenses in the league. Browns 31-10.”


Browns Backers of New York City

President: Kimberly Cozzens

New York, NY

Favorite former player: Brian Sipe

Favorite current player: Jarvis Landry

Viewing location: Legends Sports Bar

Best menu item: Buffalo wings

Weekly prediction: “We are surrounded by Jets fans and offer them a hankie because we have been there. Just happy it’s no longer us. I expect both the Browns’ offense and defense to have a good game. Browns 32, Jets 12.”