Dec 22, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) during warmups for their game against the Cleveland Browns at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Geno Smith Redux: Weeks Sixteen and Seventeen

One more time, ladies and gentlemen, we have a session of “Geno Smith Redux”. This is where we have been going back through the season, looking at the highs, the lows, and everything in between, from the rookie season of Jets’ quarterback Geno Smith.

Time to look at the final two games of the season:

WEEK SIXTEEN: VS CLEVELAND: A team with a low record, but a much improved offense in the Cleveland Browns came to town to face the Jets in their final home game of the season. The main attraction was the Browns’ young receiver, Josh Gordon.

After a 10-10 first half, the Jets pulled away with a fourteen point fourth quarter. Both touchdowns involved Geno, one on a touchdown pass to David Nelson, and one on a scramble. The Jets won the game 24-13. For the game, Geno Smith was 20-36, 214 yards, and two touchdowns. More importantly, he had no interceptions, showing the improved decision-making. He added 10 runs for 48 yards and the one touchdown. Geno was also clean, no sacks.

WEEK SEVENTEEN: AT MIAMI: The Jets headed down to Miami with the opportunity to play spoiler. They were out of the playoffs, but they could win and force the rival Dolphins out of the playoffs as well.

Well the Jets won, finally getting over the mountain of winning two games in a row. The Jets went ahead in the first half with a touchdown run by Geno, and they won going away, 20-7.

For the game, Geno was 17-27 for 190 yards, no touchdowns, but no interceptions either, really giving us some hope. He showed that the concepts of protecting the football were finally starting to get through.

Maybe we do have our quarterback after all.

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