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NFL Week 2 Game Recap: New York Jets 31, Cleveland Browns 30

Cleveland, Ohio, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Garrett Wilson (17) celebrates after catching a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

This game is the early contender for the “Most Improbable Win” award. The New York Jets looked dead in the water after Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb punched in his third score of the game with under 2:00 remaining. Joe Flacco and company meticulously worked two scoring drives to erase the 13-point deficit en route to their first win of the season.

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Offensive spotlight: Have a day, Joe Flacco. He had a quiet first three quarters, going 15-of-25 for 175 yards and two scores. Flacco took it to another level when forced to in the fourth quarter, going 11-of-19 for 132 yards and two more scores to bring the Jets all the way back. It was the best performance we’ve seen from Flacco since early in the 2018 season. 

Defensive spotlight: The Browns' athletic linebacker duo had a tremendous all-around day. Anthony Walker, in particular, showed out from start to finish in coverage. He led all players with two forced incompletions as well as two coverage stops. Walker and Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah combined to allow only 37 yards in coverage all day. 

Rookie spotlight: It was a breakout performance for first-round receiver Garrett Wilson. He led all receivers in the game with eight catches for 102 yards and two scores. His final one was the game-winner.

 

He did the majority of his damage from an outside alignment. Even though he had a near-even split of snaps inside versus outside, he caught six passes for 83 yards and two scores when lined up out wide.

Offensive line spotlight: Alijah Vera-Tucker showed why he was thought of so highly by Joe Douglas in the 2021 draft. On 49 pass-blocking snaps — most of which came in obvious passing situations with the Browns' defensive line teeing off — Vera-Tucker allowed only one pressure. 

Box Score

Passing
New York Jets
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Joe Flacco 30.88 26 / 44 307 7 4 0
Braden Mann 0.68 1 / 1 17 17 0 0
Cleveland Browns
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Jacoby Brissett 16.46 22 / 27 229 8.5 1 1
Rushing
New York Jets
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Garrett Wilson 33 1 -2 -2 0 -2
Joe Flacco 30.88 2 6 3 0 7
Breece Hall 13 7 50 7.1 0 23
Michael Carter 10 7 23 3.3 0 8
Elijah Moore 6.5 1 -6 -6 0 -6
Braxton Berrios 2.2 2 22 11 0 19
Cleveland Browns
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Nick Chubb 32.3 17 87 5.1 3 22
Jacoby Brissett 16.46 6 43 7.2 0 21
Kareem Hunt 9.4 13 58 4.5 0 13
Demetric Felton Jr. 0.9 1 -4 -4 0 -4
Receiving
New York Jets
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
Garrett Wilson 33 14 8 102 7.3 2
Corey Davis 16.3 4 2 83 20.8 1
Breece Hall 13 1 1 10 10 1
Michael Carter 10 5 5 27 5.4 0
Tyler Conklin 10 9 6 40 4.4 0
Elijah Moore 6.5 5 3 41 8.2 0
Jeff Smith 2.7 1 1 17 17 0
Ty Johnson 1.4 3 1 4 1.3 0
Jeremy Ruckert 0 1 0 0 0 0
Cleveland Browns
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
Nick Chubb 32.3 3 3 26 8.7 0
Amari Cooper 28.1 10 9 101 10.1 1
Kareem Hunt 9.4 2 2 16 8 0
Harrison Bryant 7.5 4 3 45 11.2 0
David Njoku 6.2 5 3 32 6.4 0
David Bell 1.6 1 1 6 6 0
Demetric Felton Jr. 0.9 1 1 3 3 0
Donovan Peoples-Jones 0 1 0 0 0 0

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