Jets win third straight, Browns go to 0-5

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The Browns changed quarterbacks and they briefly took a lead, but the end result in Week Five was the same as it was in the first four games of the season.

Josh McCown threw two touchdowns, Kevin Hogan‘s hot start to the third quarter fizzled out and the Jets left Cleveland as 17-14 winners over the Browns. That makes three straight wins for the Jets, who will host the 3-2 Patriots next weekend in an AFC East clash.

Their chances of winning that game will look a lot better if they can get their penalties under control. After being flagged for 10 penalties in each of the last two weeks, the Jets were penalized nine times for 80 yards this Sunday. They were able to overcome it thanks to an efficient outing from McCown and the hospitality of the home team.

DeShone Kizer fumbled and threw an interception before being benched at halftime, Hogan threw an interception after his touchdown pass to David Njoku gave the Browns a brief 7-3 lead and Zane Gonzalez missed two field goals in the first half to ensure Cleveland went to the break without any points. The Browns had a chance to tie the game at 10 early in the fourth quarter, but opted to go for it on 4th-and-2 from the Jets’ 4-yard-line after initially lining up for a field goal.

Isaiah Crowell was stuffed on a rather pedestrian halfback dive and the loss of a timeout to set up the play came back to haunt the Browns when Hogan hit Duke Johnson for a 41-yard touchdown on the first play after the two minute warning. The Jets got the onside kick and ran the clock out from there.

22 responses to “Jets win third straight, Browns go to 0-5

  1. Cleveland’s Offense had 419 total yards!!!

    The new york jets shouldn’t consider this a victory.

  2. Maybe Myles Garrett can play quarterback. Hue, you blew the 4th down call. This organization is constantly outsmarting everyone, including themselves.

  3. This is the third time Kizer has stunk it up all game, then Hogan has come in and played great. And Hue Jackson still insists that Kizer is the starter. Unbelievable. Kevin Hogan is much, much better than DeShone Kizer. The fact that Hue keeps playing Kizer instead of Hogan is ridiculous, and it’s a crime against the rest of the team. Those guys are being asked to try to win even though the coach obviously cares only about coddling his guy Kizer.

  4. Despite the Browns leaving 20 points on the field in first half, they were still in it the whole time.

    Hue Jackson blew this one. Why send out your field goal unit (who’d be kicking like a 20-yard FG) to call time out, go for it and not get it? You could’ve tied the game at 10.

    Instead, you go down two scores at 17-7, rally late to make it 17-14 and have to hope you recover onside kick (which of course they don’t). And you lose by 3 rather than trying to win in overtime.

    I get Hue Jackson isn’t working with much talent, but he’s not helping his cause with idiotic decisions like that one.

  5. .
    All the experts were correct when they predicted that the week 6 Patriots – Jets matchup would decide early season supremacy in the AFC East.
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  6. coop16 says:
    October 8, 2017 at 4:19 pm
    This is the third time Kizer has stunk it up all game, then Hogan has come in and played great. And Hue Jackson still insists that Kizer is the starter. Unbelievable. Kevin Hogan is much, much better than DeShone Kizer. The fact that Hue keeps playing Kizer instead of Hogan is ridiculous, and it’s a crime against the rest of the team. Those guys are being asked to try to win even though the coach obviously cares only about coddling his guy Kizer.

    Think you missed it. Hue benched Kizer for Hogan. Watch games instead of posting without knowledge.

  7. I feel bad for the Browns…
    because they now have the same record as the horrendous NY Giants!

  8. “Cleveland’s Offense had 419 total yards!!!

    The new york jets shouldn’t consider this a victory.”

    What was the score? 17-14? Yeah, pretty sure that’s a victory.

  9. They only reason the Browns had 419 yards is because Hue FINALLY pulled Kizer after the first half. Stats by QB for the game:

    Kizer: 8-17, 47% completion, 87 yards, 1 int, 1 fumble (in other words, his normal performance)

    Hogan: 16-19, 84% completion, 194 yards, 2 tds, 1 int

    It’s not even debatable who should be playing.

  10. “All the experts were correct when they predicted that the week 6 Patriots – Jets matchup would decide early season supremacy in the AFC East.”

    Absolutely nobody anywhere ever mentioned “Jets” and “AFC supremacy” in the same sentence. They will fade like autumn leaves in the winter, leaving the Bills and Pats to slug it out.

  11. Hue Jackson isn’t doing his young QBs any favors…so many plays early in a close game he has them throw these long, low percentage deep passes on 3rd down (the one in the 2nd half on 3rd and 15 near midfield when it was still a 1 score game was unforgivable). Then he goes for it on 4th and 2 with a run right up the middle?! Guy needs to go back to being an Offensive Coordinator…

    As a Jets fan you guys might be even more frustrating than my team(and that’s REALLY frustrating!)

  12. So, this is what MONEYBALL looks like.

    Sashay, how did LB) D. Davis look today? Where’s C.Pryor? How did the RT do? Where’s Schwartz? How did your $16 mill QB look in Denver? (While nickle-ing and dime-ing contract talks) And, all those AMAZING draft picks from the last 2 years?

    This Harvard “genius” (Sashay Brown) is a complete idiot and ruining football for many.

  13. people say the browns have no talent and hue has nothing to work with but I disagree. The browns should have won this game fairly easily. Coaching lost the game. Kizer is clueless and should be on the bench. going for it on 4th down when he could have tied the game was stupid.

  14. I didn’t think I would find a coach that would get out-coached by Todd Bowles…but…Hue Jackson pulled it off.

    The biggest issue for the Browns–Their current front office opted to pass on both Carson Wentz and Deshaun Watson. If both turn out to be good QBs (or maybe even better than good) they won’t survive this offseason.

    Factor in Mitch Trubisky–if he is also shows signs of being a good qb, then….I don’t see how their GM comes back. He was 0-3 on Qbs, and maybe 0-4 if Kizer doesnt’ start to play better.

    And yes, the Jets are trying to lose games and still manage to screw that up…

  15. grogansheroes says:
    October 8, 2017 at 4:17 pm
    Jets are ruining the “suck for Sam” tanking. SOJ!

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    Yes. Instead, they’ve won as many games as the Patriots and are tied with them for the AFC East lead. What losers!

  16. 3 and 2 take that haters. Guess that everyone on Rotoworld can go find the dumpster fire in front of the NY Giant offices not the Jets. Now onto New England for 1st place, thank you.

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