The NY Jets have won their second straight game with a stunning upset over the Browns.
The NY Jets are a football powerhouse. At least, that’s what it seems like after their second consecutive victory over a prospective playoff team.
The Jets rolled into their Week 16 matchup with the Cleveland Browns fresh off a shocking upset victory over the Los Angeles Rams a week ago. It was the team’s first victory of the season after starting the year 0-13.
Facing another challenging foe this week, the Jets were looking to keep the good times rolling as they returned home for the last time in 2020. And in true Jets fashion, they somehow managed to pull off the upset winning 23-16.
After starting the year with an 0-13 record, the Jets have now won their last two games and might stand a good chance at securing their third-straight victory next week.
Quarterback Sam Darnold didn’t make any major mistakes finishing 16-of-32 for 175 yards and two touchdowns. He didn’t exactly lead his team to victory, but he wasn’t a detriment either.
Meanwhile, Jamison Crowder had a big day, both in the passing and receiving game. The veteran slot receiver hauled in seven grabs for 72 yards and a touchdown and added a 43-yard touchdown pass of his own to Braxton Berrios on a trick play in the first half.
For some reason, Frank Gore continued to hog the vast majority of backfield touches recording 15 total touches for 53 yards. On the other hand, La’Mical Perine touched the ball 10 times in his return while Ty Johnson did so just twice.
The NY Jets’ defense once again impressed this week
On defense, the likes of Frankie Luvu, Tarell Basham, Nathan Shepherd, and John Franklin-Myers all secured sacks with Basham’s coming in a crucial fourth-quarter situation.
The Jets managed to completely shut down the Browns’ rushing attack as the great Nick Chubb finished with just 28 yards on 11 carries. Of course, the Browns were hurt by the loss of their top four wide receivers.
This allowed the Jets to stack the box and key in on one of the best running backs in football. The result was a one-dimensional Browns offense that never managed to get going.
The Jets will travel to Foxborough to take on the New England Patriots in Week 17 as they look to close their season on a miraculous three-game winning streak.