The Cleveland Browns will travel to New York for the second week in a row.
In Week 16, the Browns will get a matchup with the 1-13 New York Jets.
Obviously, Cleveland is a huge favorite on paper, but the Jets are coming off their first win of the season.
The Browns have a chance at winning the AFC North, so they cannot afford to lose this winnable matchup.
This game could very well be a runaway for the Browns, but there are a few matchups fans should be watching for on Sunday.
1. Baker Mayfield vs Jets Secondary
Heading into Week 16, quarterback Baker Mayfield is one of the hottest players in the NFL.
The Browns have faced 3 straight playoff contenders.
Baker Mayfield over that span:
80/112 974 yards 8TD 1INT
Pick any great Qb. Baker's numbers are right there with them.
When it matters most,
Baker Mayfield has been ELITE. pic.twitter.com/DpUQ5gYHvx
— Nick Karns (@karnsies817) December 21, 2020
He finished Week 15 as PFF’s highest-graded quarterback.
Baker Mayfield: PFF's Week 15 Offensive Player of the Week 🏆 pic.twitter.com/a8buZj5h5w
— PFF (@PFF) December 22, 2020
He has thrown 10 touchdowns with one interception over his last six games.
Mayfield will now get a chance to play possibly the worst secondary in the NFL.
A Jets defense that has allowed 11 passing touchdowns over their last four games.
Somehow, the Jets were able to pull off a miracle victory over the Los Angeles Rams.
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) December 21, 2020
Mayfield has thrown for at least 258 yards and two touchdowns over his last four games.
He should be able to easily handle the young and inexperienced Jets secondary.
However, the Jets might be able to pull off another upset, assuming they find a way to slow down Mayfield.
Opposing defenses have been struggling to find an answer for Mayfield, so best of luck to the Jets secondary.
2. Denzel Ward vs Jamison Crowder
One of the big reasons why the Jets have only one win is because they have basically no weapons on offense.
Quarterback Sam Darnold is still learning how to play at this level and the Jets aren’t giving him much help.
However, wide receiver Jamison Crowder has been by far the Jets best option on offense.
2️⃣ early TDs for Jamison Crowder 👀 pic.twitter.com/UBynSkojjR
— Sporting News Fantasy (@sn_fantasy) December 6, 2020
He heads into this Week 16 matchup with 48 receptions, 576 yards, and five touchdowns through 10 games.
Crowder has put together three 100-yard or more performances this season.
This Jets offense is not a huge threat, but keeping Crowder in check is important.
Luckily, elite defensive back Denzel Ward is expected to be matched up with Crowder on Sunday.
The 23-year-old continues to be a consistent force in the secondary for Cleveland.
Ward being able to limit Crowder’s production will be a big factor in the outcome of this contest.