CLEVELAND – Robert Saleh would like to have a receipt from this.
The Jets scored an impressive 31–30 win over the Browns when Joe Flacco hit Garrett Wilson with 22 seconds into the game for a 15-yard touchdown and Greg Zurlein made an extra-point effort to give the Jets a one-point victory. did. ,
The Jets were down 30-17 with 1:55 in the game – and no timeout – seemingly on their way to a 0-2 start. Instead, they knocked out Cleveland with a dramatic win and are 1-1 for the first time since 2018.
It was an incredible sequence in the final two minutes that gave the Jets the win.
Nick Chubb scored his third touchdown of the game with 1:55 remaining, but Brown kicker Cade York missed the extra point.
The Jets got the ball back and the Browns somehow left Corey Davis open and Flacco found him to bite with 1:22 at 30-24 for a 66-yard touchdown. Braden Mann then gave a perfect kick which was recovered by Justin Hardy. The Jets drove down the field in the final minute and Flacco found Wilson in third for a 15-yard touchdown, the second score of the game.
Safety Ashtin Davis ended any hope for Brown with a interception by Jacoby Brissette.
The Jets leveled the game at 17-17 at the start of the fourth quarter, but looked like they would lose after punts on the next two drives and the defense allowed Brown to take the lead with nine minutes remaining.
The Jets came into play worried about the Browns’ attack, and Cleveland had a good day on the ground with 163 rushing yards. Nick Chubb had three rapid touchdowns.
Tied at 17-17, the Jets’ defense collapsed. Brissette & Company separated them. Chubb had a 22-yard run and 15-yard reception on the drive. Then Jets linebacker Quincy Williams intervened on Karim Hunt at the 7-yard line. A game later, Chubb made it to his second touchdown of the game and took a 24–17 lead with 9:21 in the game.
On his next drive, the Jets were near midfield when Wilson dropped a third-down pass that would have been down first. Instead, the drive died and he had to hand the ball back to Brown.
When Chub scored again with 1:55 remaining, the Jets looked ready. But then everything went awry.
It looked like it was going to be a long day for the early Jets. After a three-and-out from the Jets’ offense, the Browns put together a 14-play, 90-yard drive that ended with a Chew 4-yard touchdown and a 7-0 lead. Brown was able to do whatever he liked on the drive, throwing and running the ball.
The Jets responded on their next drive, which was kept alive with a fake punt pass from Mann to Jeff Smith for a 17-yard advantage. Bryce Hall ran a 23-yard run in the first play of the second quarter to set the Jets inside the 10-yard line. Flaco threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Wilson, who took a graceful step over the line of scrimmage to open up for his first career touchdown and tie the game at 7-7.
Brown rolled down the field again, this time for 61 yards on 10 plays. After reversing the first touchdown, Brissette found Amari Cooper for a 6-yard touchdown and a 14-7 lead. It appeared that there was a coverage mix between cornerback Sauce Gardner and safety Lamarcus Joyner at play.
The Jets then went inside the Browns 20, but Cleveland defensive end Jedveon Clooney beat rookie Max Mitchell and threw the ball out of Flaco’s hand and then took it back to the Browns 21.
However, the Jets would get the ball back before halftime, and Flacco easily grounded them. He closed the drive with a 10-yard pass game-tying for Hall, the rookie’s first career touchdown. By halftime the score made it 14-14.
The Browns opened the third quarter with an 11-play drive but the Jets kept him out of the end zone. York kicked off a 22-yard field goal to go up 17-14.
The Jets left the game with 14:24 to play on Zuerlein’s 57-yard field goal, which tied the franchise record for longest field goal.