According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Cleveland Browns are 7 point favorites against the New York Jets on Thursday. Here is what the national media is saying about the Week 17 game between the Browns and Jets:
CBS Sports (Pete Prisco) - Browns 22, Jets 21
The Browns are rolling right now and Joe Flacco has them close to being in the playoffs. The Jets are playing out the string, although they did beat the Commanders last week after blowing a big lead. The Browns defense will cause all kinds of problems for whoever plays quarterback for the Jets. The Browns keep surging, but the Jets will keep it close.
CBS Sports (John Breech) - Browns 27, Jets 17
Sporting News (Vinnie Iyer) - Browns 23, Jets 10
Joe Flacco is playing like his Ravens Super Bowl MVP form from 11 seasons ago, only with more prolific numbers for the team in Cleveland instead of the team from Cleveland. This is also a revenge game against the team that should have kept him as a veteran backup for 2023. This game throws back to the first-ever Monday night game, only on a Thursday. The Browns are hot and their defense goes back to domination at home while the Jets will have little offensive success.
Sporting News (Bill Bender) - Browns 24, Jets 16
The Browns are 5-0 ATS as a home favorite this season, and they still have an outside shot at a AFC North championship. The Browns lead the league in turnovers, but Cleveland is even in turnover margin since Joe Flacco took over as starter. The Jets are -7 the last four weeks. If this line moves up before kickoff, then take the value in New York.
Below are our Week 17 NFL staff picks: