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Browns end 19-game skid, beat Jets

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By Alex Reich | Contributing Writer

The Cleveland Browns made an incredible comeback to beat the New York Jets in Cleveland, Ohio. The Browns ended their long losing skid with their 21-17 win at First Energy Stadium on Thursday Night Football on the NFL Network.

The Browns are now 1-1-1. The Jets record now stands at 1-2 with the loss. The Browns win is their first in 635 days, snapping a 19-game losing streak.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield caught the two point conversion following a touchdown to tie the game

Baker Mayfield after converting the two-point conversion (Getty Images)

Browns starting quarterback, Tyrod Taylor was 4 of 14 for 19 yards. Although he was rusty, their back up Baker Mayfield, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, came out and completely dominated in the 2nd half, as he went 17 of 23 for 201 yards.

Carlos Hyde had 23 carries for 98 yards and two touchdowns. Taylor had four carries for 22 yards.

Browns wide out, Jarvis Landry had eight receptions for 103 yards. David Njoku had two receptions for 36 yards. Rashard Higgins had three receptions for 32 yards. Duke Johnson Jr. had two receptions for 24 yards.

Jets starting quarterback, Sam Darnold went 15 of 31 for 169 yards with two interceptions. He was also sacked twice.

Bilal Powell had 14 carries for 73 yards. Isaiah Crowell, previously, who played for the Browns, had 16 carries for 34 yards and two touchdowns.

Jets wide out, Quincy Enunwa had a pretty big game with four receptions for 57 yards. Jermaine Kearse had three receptions for 35 yards. Terrelle Pryor also had a 25 yard reception.

The Browns dominated the play in the second half. Carlos Hyde scored two touchdowns. First, he scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown.

Following the play after a failed two-point conversion that was called back due to offsetting penalties, the Browns used their own “Philly Philly” play to convert a two-point conversion. Jarvis Landry threw the pass to Mayfield in the end zone.

Hyde also scored on a one-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter that gave the Browns the 21-17 lead. Greg Joseph, who was signed by the team on Monday, also made a 27-yard field goal.

Joseph also made a 45-yard field goal with 23 seconds left in the first half. The Jets led 14-3 at halftime. Isaiah Crowell scored both of New York’s touchdowns.

He first scored on a seven-yard touchdown for the 7-0 lead. Then, he added a two-yard touchdown for the 14-0 lead.

The Browns return to action on Sunday, September 30th against the Oakland Raiders at 4:05 pm on FOX at Oakland Coliseum. The Jets return to action on the same day against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida at 1 pm on FOX.

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About Alex Reich (3 Articles)
I'm a junior studying Media & Communication at The College of New Jersey, class of ‘20. Follow my Twitter for up to the latest from what I write, @alexreich21.

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