March 18 2018

5 things we learned from Jets victory over Browns

March 18 2018, 05:12 | Frederick Owens

5 things we learned from Jets victory over Browns

New York Jets quarterback Josh Mc Cown celebrates with fans after the Jets defeated the Cleveland Browns in an NFL football game Sunday Oct. 8 2017 in Cleveland

Garrett suffered a high ankle sprain during practice September 6 and has yet to play in a game, but last week the defensive end returned to practice. Over his past three games, Kizer has completed just 47% of his passes with 33% of those going to running back Duke Johnson on short routes just beyond the line of scrimmage.

Garrett was selected by the Browns as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

The Jets took over at their own 3.

"He has put together a week and a half of practice, but still, he has been off for quite a while, too", Jackson said.

It didn't take long for Myles Garrett to make his presence felt in Cleveland. So the 38-year-old McCown had to step it up and at least make a few plays, something he was able to accomplish, throwing touchdown passes for 24 and 34 yards while putting up a passer rating of over 100.0. Bilal Powell leads the team with 49 carries for 235 yards and two scores.

- New York Jets safety Terrence Brooks has two interceptions through four games this season.

Even with Garrett, it's highly unlikely that Cleveland will make a playoff run, a place it hasn't been since 2002. Just watching him come off the ball, he is so explosive. He also replaced Kizer late in the loss to the Bengals, but Jackson vowed after the game that Kizer was still the team's starting quarterback.

"It's early and not unlike the situation that we were in when we got to Cleveland, just understand that they are trying to build something and move forward with their program", he said.

The one thing the Browns are doing well is turning over the ball.

Since a 33-30 overtime win at Baltimore in 2015, the Browns are 2-29, matching the worst 31-game stretch in league history.

"I am not rattled by much", he said. The quarterback was picked off by Morris Claiborne on Cleveland's next drive, allowing the Jets to start in deep in Browns territory. The funds from such donations will be go toward school uniforms and supplies, the team said.

MAGIC NUMBERS 7-9: The Jets' record in Cleveland. On third-and-3 from the Jets 4, Kizer threw a awful pass that Jets rookie safety Marcus Maye intercepted, ending another Browns scoring threat.

"Sacks don't mean anything if you don't win", Garrett said.

"You don't get to relax until the season's over", he said.

The Browns squandered four scoring opportunities during a sometimes comical - and hard to watch - first half in which they dominated statistically, but couldn't get out of their own way.

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