23-24 NFL Week 17 Match Preview - New York vs. Cleveland: Will QB Flacco lead the Browns to the playoffs vs his former team? December 28, 2023 by Marc Jerbs

On Thursday, the New York Jets will play the Cleveland Browns to start Week 17 of the 2023-24 NFL season. Kick-off is set 8:15PM ET at the Cleveland Browns Stadium, Cleveland, OH.

QB Joe Flacco has instantly revived his career while playing for the Cleveland Brown this season. He has helped Cleveland's injury filled season and now has a chance to lead them in to the playoffs after he was let go during the offseason by the New York Jets and was passed up as a possible replacement when Jets' QB Aaron Rodger was injured.

QB Joe Flacco has been instrumental in helping the Cleveland Brown in his four starts as the quarterback. He's 3-1 and has passed for 1,307 yards with 10 touchdowns. The 15-year veteran felt rejuvenated when he was given a chance to play again in the NFL. Many Cleveland fans believed that it was a blessing in disguise to have QB Joe Flacco in their team.

Injury Report

New York Jets

Israel Abanikanda RB Questionable
Greg Zuerlein PK Questionable
Allen Lazard WR Questionable
Zach Wilson QB Out

Cleveland Browns

Anthony Walker Jr. LB Out
Ogbo Okoronkwo DE Out

Sports Bet Odds

The Browns the favorites to win the game. Here are our latest odds:

  • The Browns are favored by 7.5 points, with a money line of -350.
  • The Jets are the underdogs by 7.5 points, with a money line of +280.
  • The over/under is set at 35 points, with the over at -105 and the under at -115.

Jets' head coach Robert Saleh does not regret in passing up the chance to have Joe Flacco in his team when QB Aaron Rodgers got injured in the beginning of the season. New York has constantly changed their quarterback every game as most of them failed to bring consistency and focus.

The feeling is mutual between coach Robert Saleh with his former player QB Joe Flacco. Both have different missions in the NFL. Coach Robert Saleh wants to end their season on a high note while QB Joe Flacco would want to lead his Cleveland Browns into the playoff round and continue his career revival with his team.

Team Stats

New York Jets
3rd AFC East (6-9) | Away (2-4) | STRK W1
Cleveland Browns
2nd AFC North (10-5) | Home (7-1) | STRK W3
15.4 Point Per Game 23.0
21.0 Points Allowed 20.7
2,597 Net Passing Yards 3,252
1,355 Rushing Yards 1,786

23-24 NFL Week 17 Match Preview - New York vs. Cleveland: Will QB Joe Flacco lead the Browns to the playoffs against his former team?

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