Braylon, Brown each have an early score

The two men who reportedly were nearly traded for each other in the offseason have started Monday night’s game with a touchdown each.

On the Dolphins’ opening drive, running back Ronnie Brown contributed with six carries, a pass reception, and a pass thrown from Wildcat formation.  He capped the 12-play, 80-yard drive with a one-yard plunge.

The Jets then moved right down the filed, fueled by a 26-yard run by punter Steve Weatherford on a fake that appeared to be impromptu.

Several plays later, quarterback Mark Sanchez found the newest Jet, Braylon Edwards, in the end zone for a score.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reported earlier tonight that the Browns and the Dolphins discussed a swap of Edwards and Brown earlier this year.   Last week, Cleveland traded Edwards to the Jets.

The Dolphins currently lead, 10-7.