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2012 NFL schedule, Week 5: Giants face Browns, Jets play Texans on MNF

The New York Jets host the Houston Texans on Monday Night Football while the New York Giants play the Cleveland Browns Sunday.

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The employees at MetLife Stadium will be busy this coming weekend, with the New York Giants hosting the Cleveland Browns on Sunday before the New York Jets welcome in the Houston Texans on Monday.

The Jets have one of the toughest opponents in the league with the Texans, who come into the game undefeated and looking like perhaps the best team in the AFC. Houston has laid waste to the competition thus far, while New York looked lost last Sunday during a 34-0 thrashing at the hands of the San Francisco 49ers.

As for Big Blue, they'll be desperate for a win following a heart-breaker against the Philadelphia Eagles. Eli Manning and company will seek to beat a Browns team that hasn't shown much punch offensively with rookie Brandon Weeden under center. With a victory, New York could grab a share of the NFC East lead depending on what Philadelphia does.

The Eagles will be on the road to play a Pittsburgh Steelers team that is rested coming off its bye week. Head coach Mike Tomlin has stated he expects a full compliment of players back on defense with Troy Polamalu and James Harrison looking to return.

Other games to watch closely are the New England Patriots getting a visit from old friend Peyton Manning and the Buffalo Bills going across the country in hopes of beating the San Francisco 49ers.