There weren’t really any dire implications on the line on Sunday when the Cleveland Browns traveled to Metlife Stadium to take on the New York Jets, well nothing except for a little bit of respect.
The New York Jets, amid rumors that head coach Rex Ryan recently told the team that he expects to be fired once the season was over, garnered that respect by getting the win at home, 24-13.
Rookie QB Geno Smith had one of his better outings of the season, throwing for 214 yards on 20-of-36 passing with two touchdown strikes.
Running back Chris Ivory added in 109 yards on the ground on 20 carries to complete the Jets’ offensive performance, which totaled 422 yards on the day against the struggling Browns defense.
Speaking of defense, the Jets certainly did their part on that side of the ball as well, limiting the Browns to just 283 total yards on the afternoon. QB Jason Campbell finished with just 178 yards through the air, with no touchdowns and one interception.
With the win, the Jets improved, slightly, to 7-8, while the loss for the Browns dropped them to 4-11.