Watch Cleveland Browns vs New York Jets Live Online Streaming [9/13/2015]
The Cleveland Browns take on the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on September 13, 2015 in the Jets' home opener this year. On the surface, this might not seem like an exciting match-up to start the 2015 NFL regular season, but there are several interesting components to this game that shouldn't be overlooked.
First, the Browns are coached by Mike Pettine. Pettine was the Jets' defensive coordinator from 2009 to 2012 under former head coach Rex Ryan. This means there could be some extra competitive feelings in that stadium for the game, especially since in his two years as the Browns head coach, Pettine has not yet had to face the Jets since leaving his defensive coordinator position. Thus far, the Browns have the winning record against the Jets, with 12 wins versus the Jets' 9 during the regular season and one additional win during the preseason, but the Jets have also won their last two games against the Browns. Perhaps Pettine's close connection to the Jets will motivate the Browns to victory, but if the Jets' recent past performance against the Browns is any indication, it could be a close game.
Likewise, the Jets will debut their new head coach, Todd Bowles, who was the assistant coach for the Browns from 2001 to 2004. This will be an important game for the new coach since it will be his first game in the regular season as head coach. After the Jets suffered a losing season last year, going 4 and 12 in the regular season, the change in coaches might provide the fresh perspective on the game that the Jets need to have a better season this year.
The Cleveland Browns vs New York Jets game will certainly be interesting to watch from both team's perspectives. This will mark only the third time that the Browns have had to start their season on the road, but it is the second consecutive year that they have done so and the Browns are currently 0 and 2 for road opening games after their losses to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2010 and the Pittsburgh Steelers last year. While the Browns are being considered the stronger team thus far, with a 7-9 season last year versus the Jets' 4-12 season, the Browns also lost 6 out of their last 10 games, and the Browns will face the ninth toughest lineup in the NFL for the upcoming season. This means that the Browns could be hoping for an easy win against the Jets in the season opener as a confidence booster, but they shouldn't take this win for granted- the Jets will most likely put up a hefty fight.
Anyone who's interested in the Cleveland Browns vs New York Jets game should pay close attention to the preseason games each team plays. While the two teams don't actually face each other during the preseason this year, the preseason should give you a good indication of the Jets' performance under their new head coach as well as a good idea of how each team's draft picks will influence the upcoming season. The preseason is also a good time to note each team's strategies for the upcoming season, and will be a decent indicator of how the season opener will go.
The Cleveland Browns vs the New York Jets game will kick off at 1pm and can be viewed on CBS. You can also watch the game via live online streaming.