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where the Jets expected to be right now. At least Cheap A.J. Brown Jersey , not this way.Todd Bowles' bunch is 1-2 after an embarrassing flop in Cleveland, falling 21-17 on Thursday night to a Browns team that hadn't won since 2016. Two losses in five days have New York looking for answers and hoping things don't quickly spiral before the season is even a month old."It's a 24-hour rule and you've got to have tough skin," Bowles said Friday morning. "We're a tough-minded team and it's not going to drag. We've got a couple of days to get some rest and get some guys back and get healthy and move on to Jacksonville next week 鈥?no different from if we had won the ballgame."We'll be fine that way. I think we're mentally tough."Judging from the mistakes, penalties and missed opportunities in the Jets' losses to Miami last Sunday and then at Cleveland, the team hasn't backed up its coach.That assessment will certainly be tested, though. New York's upcoming schedule includes some tough defenses 鈥?at Jacksonville, vs. Denver, vs. Indianapolis, vs. Minnesota and at Chicago 鈥?that will be licking their chops at the prospect of facing rookie quarterback Sam Darnold."Going in, watching the schedule after he won starting job, I thought this would be his toughest game from a scheme-coverage standpoint because of the things they do on that side of the ball," Bowles said. "I thought he handled that well."It's not that the No. 3 overall pick has been bad. Darnold hasn't been particularly great, either.In the Jets' two losses, he has one touchdown pass and four interceptions, although the two against Cleveland came late in the game while he was trying to rally New York to a comeback."It's not acceptable the way that I played tonight and I know that, but also take it like a man," Darnold said after the game. "I feel like I'm responsible for some of the stagnant offense that we had. I just have to play better. That's really it. I have to find completions and continue to do what I've been doing."Darnold was 15 of 31 for 169 yards and the two INTs against Cleveland. He has said all the right things, showing the maturity of a veteran. But the 21-year-old face of the franchise is going through the rookie rollercoaster of ups and downs."He has a fire within that you really can't see, but I thought he competed his butt off yesterday," Bowles said. "I thought yesterday was one of his better ballgames from a mental standpoint and a toughness standpoint and a grit standpoint."But Darnold was easily overshadowed in front of a prime-time crowd by Baker Mayfield, the No. 1 overall pick who replaced an injured Tyrod Taylor and energized the Browns while leading them to their first win since Dec. 24, 2016.While Mayfield was zipping passes all around the field, offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates seemed to play it mostly conservative with Darnold. Bowles thought the offense was "well-balanced," but added that the Browns' defense negated some of the Jets' game plan in the second half."I mean, we can run it better A.J. Brown Tennessee Titans Jersey , we can protect better, we can run routes better and he can make some decisions better," Bowles said. "But it's a team effort. It's not just Sam. From that standpoint, I'm not saying that people weren't helping him out. We can do a better job all around helping him out."Not committing silly penalties 鈥?on both sides of the ball 鈥?would be a start.There was Isaiah Crowell's touchdown celebration when he pretended to wipe his rear end with the football before firing it into the crowd, resulting in a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.Cornerback Trumaine Johnson had two penalties during one drive, including an unsportsmanlike conduct call on a third-down play when he flipped the ball to Browns receiver Jarvis Landry, and an unnecessary roughness call two plays later.Also, Mayfield was sacked on a 2-point conversion attempt at the end of the third quarter, but cornerback Morris Claiborne committed a holding penalty. The Browns converted the 2-point try, with Landry throwing to Mayfield, tying the game and shifting the momentum to Cleveland."Well, the penalties are definitely on the players," Bowles said. "I mean, coaches can't play for them. We understand situations and we know what to do and what not to do. Guys have got to be calmer in certain situations."Perhaps the biggest swing came with the Jets leading 14-3 in the third period when Darnold completed a 17-yard pass to Robby Anderson, who then fumbled. The Browns kicked a field goal four plays later, making it a one-score game."I know we have character and I know that we'll fight and I know we have a decent team," Bowles said. "We've just got to cut down and fix some things."NOTES: WR ArDarius Stewart was re-signed to the practice squad after being waived earlier in the week. Stewart was a third-round pick out of Alabama last year. To make room, WR Deontay Burnett was released. ... Bowles said there were no major injuries coming out of the game.MCM CONTEST: PREDICT THE AFC I’ll be honest, I was probably going to hold this contest anyways, but I ended up running out of time to finish my AFC Preview—I know, I know ... the lack of coverage on the Bengals, Dolphins, and Bills was a huge disappointment to all—and I wanted to find another way to wrap it up.So, I decided to get everyone here (at least those who care to participate) involved.I’m “sponsoring” the first-ever MCM AFC Pick ‘Em.The rules are simple:In a single post (no amendments after the fact), give your record prediction for each AFC team.Also Will Compton Jersey , clearly denote your 6 AFC playoff teams either with accompanying asterisks or by making the team names bold or italicized.You’ll receive 1 point for every team’s record you are able to successfully predict within one game of their final, actual record.As an example, if you pick the Titans to win 11 games, you’ll get 1 point if they finish anywhere between 10-6 and 12-4.The relative order in which you list teams doesn’t matter, i.e. how you order teams you predict will have the same record.You’ll also receive 1 point for correctly predicting that a team will make the playoffs.This second opportunity to score is not tied to the first—if you get a playoff team right, but miss on their record, you’ll still get the secondary point.Ideally, you would earn 2 points per playoff team by hitting on both their record and post-season berth.That’s all there is to it.Theoretically, an entrant could earn a max of 22 points if they were right on every team, but we all know Nostradamus isn’t a member of the site.That brings me to one qualifier: you must have been a member of MCM (and a Titans fan) prior to this contest being posted.I don’t want the prize to go to someone who signs up just to “place a bet”, and I especially don’t want it go to a troll from the SB Nation Netherrealms.If you’re one of those “longtime reader, first-time commenter” folks, feel free to hop in and introduce yourself to the gang.If I don’t recognize your username, I’ll simply do a quick vetting if you win to make sure you meet the criteria.In the result of any tie(s), those left standing will settle things by predicting the outcome of the AFC Playoffs, but we’ll cross that bridge if and when we get there.Prize, you say?I’m offering up a Riddell Mini Helmet—in the Titans’ new design of course—to the Grand Champion.If I somehow pull out the win, well ... then everybody else who participates owes me one instead.I’m not sure I have a need for that many small helmets, but fair is fair.The deadline for entries is this Sunday, September 9th, by 11:59 AM CST—before Titans @ Dolphins kicks off.Without further ado, here is my entry:1. Patriots - 11-52. Steelers - 10-63. Chargers - 9-74. Texans - 9-75. Titans - 9-76. Jaguars - 8-87. Chiefs - 8-88. Broncos - 8-89. Bengals - 7-910. Ravens - 7-911. Dolphins - 7-912. Browns - 6-1013. Colts - 6-1014. Raiders - 4-1215. Jets - 4-1216. Bills - 3-13Good luck to everyone!

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