1) The front seven is tiring - Eric Baker ran for 64 yards and a touchdown and the Browns ran for 115 yards at a 5.5 yards per carry average. The Jets were losing the battle of the line of scrimmage and did not set the edge on a 22 yard reverse by Gordon. Jason Campbell scrambled for 21 yards on broken plays. While the team registered three sacks they were a step slow to Campbell hitting him 10 times and allowing him to move around in the pocket. After all the struggles of the offense led to the defense being on the field too much they have tired and are not as dominating as they were earlier in the season. David Harris was getting blocked out of plays all day and Harrison and Kenrick Ellis combined for one tackle.
2) Special teams not good - The coverage teams have gotten worse as the year has progressed. Today they gave up 30 yards per kick return and 20 yards per punt returns. Fozzy Whitaker had a 50 yard return immediately following the Jets go ahead touchdown that gave the Browns the momentum back and if the Jets didn’t hold them inside the 10 to a field goal could have made the outcome different. Ryan Quigley was not good today either. Quigley’s 1st punt was an attempt to pin the Browns inside their own 20 but it wasn’t high or deep enough and it was caught at the 15 and returned to the 25 yard line. The second kick was 50 yards but too low and a 26 yard return followed. Even Nick Folk was off today missing a go ahead 49 yard field goal in the 3rd quarter when he clanged it off of the upright.