Jets Takeaways from 23-16 win over Browns, including clutch defensive play

Scott Thompson
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Baker Mayfield sacked by Jets
Baker Mayfield sacked by Jets

The Jets continued their winning ways, this time upsetting the Cleveland Browns, 23-16, for their first home win of the season. >> Box Score

Takeaways from Sunday's game

- The biggest moment of the game came when Baker Mayfield tried to sneak it on 4th-and-1, but Tarrell Basham striped the ball out and the Browns ended up recovering but not getting over the first-down marker. This came on a 23-16 Jets lead and they went into victory formation for the second week in a row.

- Basham also had a pivotal strip sack that was recovered by John Franklin-Myers at Cleveland’s 17-yard line. At that point, it was a 20-16 game and allowed the Jets to go up by seven with a Sam Ficken field goal.

- Sam Darnold’s stat line wasn’t anything crazy, but he made the throws he needed to as the chains kept moving. He went 16-for-32 with two touchdowns and no interceptions to help lead the Jets’ offense.

- Braxton Berrios scored his second touchdown of the season on a trick play taken out of Adam Gase’s playbook. Jamison Crowder was the one that threw the ball down the right sideline to a wide-open Berrios, who used his speed to get into the end zone for the 43-yard score. Berrios had 60 yards on three catches to go with the touchdown.

- Speaking of Crowder, he wasn’t just throwing touchdowns today but scoring them as well. Darnold hit him on a 30-yard shot where he went untouched into the end zone after the busted coverage. He finished the day with a team-high seven catches for 92 yards.

- It’s good to see Chris Herndon waking up for the Jets here in the final games of the season. He had four catches for 34 yards, including the second Jets touchdown of the day for 11 yards.

- Frank Gore also hit another milestone, hitting the 16,000 rushing yards mark that only Emmitt Smith and Walter Payton have eclipsed in their career. It came on a four-yard run in the third quarter. Gore’s bust will be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame one day next to those two.

- As a defense, the Jets got Mayfield on the ground four times with Franklin-Myers, Basham, Nathan Shepherd and Frankie Luvu recording the sacks. They also held Nick Chubb to just 28 yards rushing on 11 attempts, which a lot of teams across the league weren’t able to do all season.

What's Next

Riding a two-game win streak, the Jets are looking to finish their season on a high note against the New England Patriots next Sunday.