Browns vs Jets: 12 fun facts


The Browns vs Jets game was indeed a big game of firsts for various members of Gang Green. The Jets won 31-10 that saw the team run an efficient offense both through the air and on the ground while their defense was intimidating and disruptive against the Browns.

Thanks to the Media Relations Department of the Jets, they sent us some very incredible stats that were achieved by the Jets in their Week 1 victory over the Browns. Enjoy the top 12 fun facts about the season opening win by the Jets!

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  • Safety Ronald Martin made his NFL debut on special teams
  • Linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin recorded the first forced fumble of his career before departing with a head/neck injury
  • With the Jet’s 31-10 victory, Todd Bowles became the first head coach in team history to win his season opener at home in his first year at the helm, since 1960 when Sammy Baugh won the first ever game in the franchise’s history as the Jets defeated BUF, 27-3 (09/11/60). In their history, first-year Jets coaches have posted a 9-7 record in season openers. Including his three games as the interim head coach of the Miami Dolphins, Bowles holds a 3-1 record
  • With yesterday’s victory, the Jets are now 8-2 in home openers since the start of the 2006 season. Prior to today’s game, their seven opening day wins since the start of 2006 are tied for the second most in the league
  • The Jets’ defense forced five turnovers (one interception and four fumble recoveries) on the Browns, it’s most in a game since the unit forced six in the 2010 season finale against the Buffalo Bills (01/02/11). Last season, the Jets’ defense forced 13 total turnovers, the fewest in the league. Their 21 points off turnovers, bested their 2014 total, when the team scored just 20 points off turnovers. The last time the Jets scored 21 points off turnovers was the 2012 open also against the Bills (09/09/12)

Sep 13, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets linebacker Quinton Coples (98) celebrates after recovering a fumble by Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports

  • Linebacker David Harris (1,027) moved into third place on the Jets all-time tackles list, after notching eight tackles (six solo) to pass linebacker Marvin Jones (1,021). Harris also increased his career sack total to 31.0 , dropping quarterback Johnny Manziel for a seven-yard loss
  • Following his third-quarter pick of Manziel, cornerback Marcus Williams, who came into the game in place of an injured Antonio Cromartie, registered his third career interception, the most of any Jet since the start of the 2014 season. Williams, an undrafted free agent out of North Dakota State, started the final eight games of 2014 for the Jets after being signed from the practice squad
  • With his 10 tackles (eight solo), S Calvin Pryor led the Jets in tackles for the first time in his career. Pryor also helped hold the Browns out of the end zone when he forced a quarterback Josh McCown fumble at the goal line. The fumble was recovered by Antonio Cromartie in the end zone to halt a 17-play, 91-yard drive
  • Now in his second season after entering the NFL as a seventh-round selection by the Jets, linebacker Trevor Reilly logged the first sack of his career and forced fumble when brought down Manziel for a seven-yard loss. The fumble was recovered by linebacker Quinton Coples to end the second-to-last Browns possession

Sep 13, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) fumbles the ball after getting sacked by New York Jets linebacker Trevor Reilly (57) during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports

  • Defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson registered his first sack of the season, stopping Manziel for no gain before he lost a fumble that was eventually recovered by CB Darrelle Revis to set up the final score in the Jets 31-10 win. Since entering the league in 2011, Wilkerson has led the Jets with 25.5 sacks
  • After connecting on his lone kick, kicker Nick Folk is now a perfect 13-for-13 on opening weekend FG attempts in his Jets career

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