Jets Top Browns; 24 – 13
The New York Jets beat the Cleveland Browns by a score of 24 to 13 today at Metlife Stadium. The Jets ended the (home) season with an impressive 6 and 2 record at home this season. Geno Smith had a 91.7 quarterback rating on the day, his second highest of the season. He threw for 214 yards and completed 20 of 36 passes with 3 touchdowns (2 passing – 1 rushing). Geno showed improved pocket awareness and avoided making big mistakes. He threw the ball away several times when nothing was open and he ran for 48 yards himself.
The ground game was in full effect as well as the Jets ran for over 200 yards as a team. The offensive line did an excellent job in pass protection as Geno Smith was not sacked at all against the Browns.
Jeremy Kerley had several big catches and ended up with 70 yards on the day. Four of Kerley’s five catches were on 3rd down. David Nelson caught two touchdown passes for the first time in his career.
Here are some notes on the defense:
Muhammad Wilkerson: Had half a sack and now leads the team with 10.5 sacks on the season.
Dee Milliner: He spent the day with the tough task of covering Josh Gordon and Milliner stepped up to the challenge. He also recorded his first-career interception when he picked off Campbell’s pass intended for WR Greg Little in the third quarter.
Calvin Pace: He registered his 10th sack on the season, increasing his career high. With the sack, he and Wilkerson (10.5) became the first Jets duo to record double-digit sacks in the same season since Joe Klecko (20.5) and Mark Gastineau (20) accomplished the feat in 1981.
Also recording sacks in the game were Quinton Coples who had half a sack (4.5 on the season) and Leger Douzable who had half sacks on two straight plays in the 2nd half.