Final Score: Jets 24 – Browns 13

NFL: Cleveland Browns at New York Jets

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Geno Smith threw two touchdown passes, both to David Nelson while Smith ran for another. The Jets rookie quarterback posted his first game with two touchdown passes since October and he also had no turnovers or sacks. Smith was 20 of 36 for 214 yards and rushed for 48 yards.

RB Chris Ivory rushed for 109 yards on 20 carries for the Jets while WR David Nelson who was in camp with the Browns over the summer ended the game with four catches for 33 yards and two scores.

The Browns led 10-0 late into the first half, but the differential could have been higher. The Browns turned the ball over downs on the Jets one yard line early in the second quarter after Browns QB Jason Campbell threw three straight incompletions — the last two of which were aimed at emering star WR Josh Gordon.

Speaking of Gordon, the second year receiver had six catches for 97 yards, but was mostly a non-factor for the Browns.  Gordon was often bracket-covered thanks to the absence of WR Davone Bess and TE Jordan Cameron.

Heading into the half, the Jets scored twice in 78 seconds to tie the game at 10 apiece.  WR David Nelson finished off a 13-play drive by catching a six yarder across the back of the end zone for his first touchdown with the Jets.

After a Browns went three-and-out, the Jets got the ball back with 34 seconds and RB Bilal Powell helped the Jets with a 39-yard run, followed by an eight yard and then eleven yard run by Geno Smith.  Smith’s 11 yarder ended when Tashaun Gipson pushed the quarterback out of bounds. The play was similar to the LaVonte David play which helped win the Jets their first game of the season over the Bucs. Smith seemed to play up the Gipson shove and the Browns were flagged.  That penalty put the ball at the Browns 14 yard line for a Nick Folk field goal as time expired.

With the game then tied at 10, Nelson got his second touchdown catch of the game on the second play of the fourth quarter.  After the game, Nelson told ESPN NY 98.7 that play has been six weeks in the making.  Nelson and Smith had been working with that route for Mornhinweg for more than a month and the coordinator finally felt comfortable running it in game.

Rookie corner Dee Milliner had his first interception as a pro, while Ed Reed logged his 63rd. It was Reed’s pick which sealed the Browns’ fate in their loss to the Jets.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

Right now no one is looking for this team to be the best team in the AFC, but it is fair to expect them to be competitive and they have done that consistently in the last three weeks since the quarterback has started to loosen up his game.

With reports coming out today from Fox’s Jay Glazer (it is well publicized that Glazer is a friend of Rex Ryan) that Ryan’s job status is uncertain, Jets players showed no evidence Sunday against the Browns of a team giving up on their coach.  Since the game was the team’s last home game of the 2013 season  coaches and players took a lap to meet and thank fans around MetLife Stadium after the victory.

Rex Ryan might not be certain of his future, but the last three games have proven that this is still a very competitive team playing out their hearts for their coach.  Geno Smith has been the one of the main causes of the team’s woes for much of the season, so to see him dialing in his game has allowed this team to compete, if not win every game in the last three weeks.

The Dolphins might have lost Sunday to Buffalo, but Miami is still in the hunt for the playoffs.  The Miami game at the end of the 2011 season was the place where the foundation started to crumble, how interesting that the Jets will travel back there with their future as we know it on the line.

Ryan and Smith discuss the Jets’ win over the Browns




84 comments
buddyryan
buddyryan

If they let Rex go that would mean the Jets would have their 4th OC in 4 years....Plus Geno would be back to square one learning a new offense...Have to keep Rex and Marty

McGeorge
McGeorge

Geno didn't have good numbers, but no INTs and no Sacks is very nice.  I wonder how much he can improve?

Josh Gordon burned Milliner a few times, but he does that to everyone.  And Milliner seems to be improving.


I wonder if the Jets looked as good because Cleveland is pretty bad.

I like this quote:


"No turnovers for him, so I guess he put his foot in my mouth," Browns safety Tashaun Gipson said. "I have nothing but respect for him after this game."


UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

Woody on the Jets HC decision after this season:   "It's a complicated thing"

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

The media is reporting Holmes was aggravated after the game by his lack of involvement in the offense and offered just terse responses. 

Marvel
Marvel

Rex as Lions or Cowboys HC would be a good fit.


Personally I'm ready to move on but I'd be OK with keeping him. Also I'd be OK with giving Geno another year IF we sign a competent vet backup... no Brunells..Vet/geno /simms


Draft a ton of offensive weapons stay away from o-lineman and let's try again next season.


draft TWO #1 recievers (Lee,benjamin, Evans etc) & a speedy special teams type player etc..


this should be an interesting off-season...






rstysanchz
rstysanchz

lets start the offseason by keeping rex signing talib and resigning howard and then go all offense from there 

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

By Rex letting whatever he let leak out, I would not think that Idzik is too happy about it.

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

It was reported by a source that Saturday an agitated Rex  "hinted" to players that the organization was already looking for his replacement.

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

didnt realize geno didnt get sacked today another positive from todays win ...means hes making decisions quicker 

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

The mighty Bears now vs the Eagles, that should be a war!

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

I am actually glad the Ravens lost and the phins are still alive and will be fighting for their lives. This way we will have a real good measuring stick next Sunday as to where we are with no excuses against a team that will fighting to the death in their home. This will answer a lot of questions.

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

8-8 and keeping the phins out of the playoffs isnt a horrible season especially how we were supposed to be worse than the jags and all the injuries we had

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

Next week will awesome games. Many battles for the 6th seed, the Ravens, Berg, Chargers and phins. Also a battle for the #2, Indy, Pats,  and Bengals.

marcus81
marcus81

the refs must have been told by the NFL to make sure Brady and Manning play each other in the play offs, both teams QB's got almost all the calls today

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

I am starting to think the Pats might win the AFC.  The Broncos possibly lost Von.

buddyryan
buddyryan

Rex needs to coach in 2014. Give me a better option...Harbaugh and Gruden are not coming...and I don't want to start over with a green Coordinator that needs a few years to get up to speed.

Stick with Rex, Marty and Geno. Draft 1-2 Receivers, sign a veteran back-up...add a safety and corner....and bring on 2014

realjetfan
realjetfan

I can't wait until the Jets repay Miami next week for what they did week 17 in 2011. I feel that Holmes snapping late in that game was the start of the Jets' downfall (until this year's bit-revival) and the end of Holmes, Sanchez and that era.


Rex's potential final game, a chance to pay spoilers against a division rival and a chance for revenge for 2011. Jets will be pumped.

bob
bob

I would like to take all the credit for todays win. Dats Right!


Having said dat..I also would like to say.



Thank you..Thank you....Thank you very much.


Oh ya dats better.



djf1
djf1

@McGeorge there was nothing wrong with geno's numbers.

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

@McGeorge 


He played a top 10 defense, threw for over 200 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INTs,  0 sacks, rushed for almost 50 yards, and had over a 90 QB rating. Not great, but a HUGE improvement. His completion % was only 55% so that can definitely be improved, but over all, he was solid.  


I wonder what he could do with another solid training camp, some playmakers around him and a stable oline? This will be our guy!

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

@rstysanchz 

What do they Do with Walls, Colon, Landry, Folk, Lankster, Pace,Mcintyre, Cumberland , Winslow,  Simms, Garrard, and Ducasse? I know they will give big Wilks a nice extension. They will cut Holmes, Sanchez and probably Cro. I think Harris is safe.

joemustgo
joemustgo

@jake100 Yeah, that's kinda weak. I want Rex back, but you don't use your own job status to motivate the troops.

Kyle Ely
Kyle Ely

@jake100 Is there a way Indy and Cincy can jump NE or can only one of them?

davem
davem

Breaking News.... This just in... Peyton Manning and Tom Brady are the golden boys of the NFL and get all the calls!:)

Kyle Ely
Kyle Ely

@jake100 with the way NE D is playing its hard to pick them even if Von is out for Den

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

@realjetfan 

If the Ravens manage to pull this game out today, the phins would be out of contention and deflated for their last game against the Jets.

marcus81
marcus81

@jake100 they where as flat as the could possibly be today, Flaccos leg was messed up, but still

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

@jake100 i would like to keep walls colon lankster and folk...pace possibly

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

@joemustgo @jake100 

By Rex letting that leak out and all the vocal support from players, Idzik might not want the ship to be run that way. He might think Rex might be too emotionally drawn in and it could affect his objectivity. Idzik is more like a CEO type and he might want more of his own style for  HC. I think it would have been better for Rex to lay low unless he knew he had no choice and his leaking this out was a last dich effort with nothing to lose. We will find out soon.

djf1
djf1

@joemustgo@jake100 I recommend finding a legitimate source before buying into any joeyboy stories.

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

@djf1 @rstysanchz that too the line should def get credit too...the fact you only heard winters name once on that holding penelty means alot...plus there was a time in this game when winters and ducasse were on the line together and nothing negative happened...good running by both ivory and powell and no mistakes or sacks by geno just shows you where this team could of been or go next year if this line and geno play well together 

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

@Kyle Ely @jake100 


Only one of them.The Bengals would have to win over the Ravens and the Pats lose to buffalo. The Bengals have the head to head over the pats and Colts but the colts have a gift the last game against the Jags. If the Colts win and the Pats lose it will go to best % of common opponents between them. The Bengals will also have to lose for the Colts to get the second spot. If both the Bengals and colts win and the Pats lose, the Bengals are in. If the pats win, they are the #2 no matter what the others do. 

juunit
juunit

@Kyle Ely@jake100 

Really? This is probably the best their defense has played since they won their last Superbowl. 

11th in points per game. 

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

@Kyle Ely @jake100 

Yeah, true, their defense is suspect since losing the beef of their front 7, but they might be getting hot at the right time, today they looked solid. 

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

@rstysanchz @jake100 

I agree and also like Cumby as a #2, but bye bye to Winslow, his knee is shot. We need a real legit #1 TE. Keep Simms. Mcintyre is hard nose and cheap, I would keep him too. 

joemustgo
joemustgo

@jake100 Worse, Idzik could view it as Rex playing the "us against them" card where "them" is Jet's management. 

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

in a little more than a week , there will be no more speculation.