When the Jets realized they might be with out quarterback Sam Darnold on Monday, questions emerged about how their offense would do beneath Trevor Siemian because the starter.
When Siemian was injured, and largely unknown Luke Falk got here into the sport, the already struggling offense appeared like it might most likely solely worsen. And but, Falk carried out decently beneath the circumstances. That first drive he handed the ball off to Le’Veon Bell and drove the staff down for a discipline purpose, and completed the sport with an unspectacular, however reliable stat line.
Nonetheless, it wasn’t sufficient at dwelling on “Monday Night Football” as Cleveland’s offense lastly clicked and the protection demolished the Jets’ offensive line to beat New York 23-3.
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After mustering simply 13 factors in opposition to Tennessee within the season opener, Baker Mayfield and firm put collectively a much more spectacular efficiency, with an exclamation level approaching Odell Beckham Jr.’s 89-yard landing reception within the third quarter to place the sport away with a 23-Three lead. Beckham completed the sport with six receptions for 161 yards and a landing.
Mayfield nonetheless didn’t seem like the stud quarterback many anticipate him to be, however he discovered his receivers when he wanted to and nonetheless completed 19-for-35 with 325 passing yards and one touchdowns. He additionally threw one interception. Falk, showing in his first NFL sport, completed 20-for-25 with 199 passing yards.
With out the highest two quarterbacks, Bell was pressured to shoulder the offensive load for New York and accounted for 171 of the staff’s 251 complete yards — 61 via the air and 110 on the bottom. He had 10 receptions and 21 carries, although he did lose a fumble.
Sporting Information offered reside scoring updates and highlights from this Week 2 sport on “Monday Night Football.” Here is a have a look at how the Browns received:
FINAL: Browns 23, Jets 3
11:13 p.m.: The Jets will start their drive from their very own 11-yard line.
11:12 p.m.: Mayfield is sacked and the Browns will punt the ball with 1:13 remaining.
11:09 p.m.: Two-minute warning in East Rutherford and this sport is all Cleveland. Browns with possession with a 20-point lead.
10:57 p.m.: Bell fumbles the soccer on the Cleveland 6-yard line and it’s recovered by Brown’s CB T.J. Carrie. Browns take over at their very own 10-yard line.
10:51 p.m.: Mayfield is intercepted by Darryl Roberts on the Jets’ 18-yard line. He returns it 18 yards to the New York 36.
10:44 p.m.: The Jets flip the ball over on downs on the Cleveland 44-yard line and the Browns will get one other likelihood with 12:55 left to play. f
Third Quarter: Browns 23, Jets 3
10:37 p.m.: Berrios requires a good catch on the 12-yard line. Groups buying and selling punts close to the top of the third quarter.
10:33 p.m.: The Jets once more have a three-and-out. Edwards punts it to the Browns’ 32-yard line.
10:29 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, BROWNS: Odell takes it to the home. 89 yards. Browns 23, Jets 3
10:26 p.m.: Bell is stopped half a yard in need of a primary down and the Jets flip it over on downs. The Browns will take over at their very own 11-yard line.
10:22 p.m.: Falk finds Robby Anderson for a 36-yard go to place the Jets on the opposite aspect of the sphere for the primary time within the second half.
10:19 p.m.: Gillan known as on for an additional punt, and Berrios is simply abole to return it out to the Jets’ 28-yard line.
10:14 p.m.: Edwards sends the ball out of bounds on the Cleveland 34-yard line after the Jets’ offense once more stalls deep in their very own zone.
10:09 p.m.: Berrios requires a good catch on the Jets’ 13-yard line.
10:08 p.m.: Mayfield is taken down and the Browns are pressured to punt.
10:04 p.m.: Falk would be the starter beneath middle for the rest of the sport for the Jets.
10:02 p.m.: The Jets are in a position to keep away from a security and make it again to their 12-yard line. Lachian Edwards sends the ball 49 yards to the Cleveland 39, the place Landry brings it 6 yards to his staff’s 45-yard.
10:01 p.m.: Garrett sacks Falk and the Jets are pinned again at their very own 3-yard line.
10:00 p.m.: The Jets will begin the second half with the ball, and after a 20-yard return, a penalty pushes them again to their very own 12-yard line.
Second Quarter: Browns 16, Jets 3
9:45 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, BROWNS. Seibert makes his third discipline purpose of the sport, this time from 43 yards out, after Mayfield completes a 25-yard go and spikes the ball. Cleveland 16, Jets 3
9:41 p.m.: The Jets are pressured to punt after a fast three-and-out. Cleveland will begin their drive from the New York 41-yard line.
9:41 p.m.: New York says Siemian is being evaluated for an ankle harm.
9:37 p.m.: Jamie Gillan punts the ball 40 yards and it’s truthful caught by Braxton Berrios on the 9-yard line.
9:31 p.m.: Mayfield completes a 20-yard go to Damion Ratley simply earlier than the two-minute warning. Browns could have a primary down from their very own 44-yard line.
9:29 p.m.: The Browns begin their drive from their very own 25-yard line.
9:25 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, JETS. Sam Ficken drills a 46-yard discipline purpose to place the Jets on the board. Cleveland 13, Jets 3
9:17 p.m.: Siemiam is down on the sphere and seems to be severely damage. Luke Falk is the one different quarterback on the energetic roster.
9:12 p.m.: Seibert’s kickoff is taken for a touchback in the long run zone and the Jets will begin from their 25-yard line, trailing by 13.
9:10 p.m.: Browns’ tight finish David Njoku won’t return to the sport. He’s being handled for a concussion.
9:09 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, BROWNS. Nick Chubb carries the ball left for a 19-yard landing rush to increase Cleveland’s lead. Cleveland 13, Jets 0
9:08 p.m.: Holding penalty on the Jets offers the Browns a primary down after making an attempt for it 4th-and-2
9:04 p.m.: Landry returns the punt from New York out to the Cleveland 47-yard line.
First Quarter: Browns 6, Jets 0
8:56 p.m.: The Jets get their first, first-down of the sport with a roughing the passer name. New York strikes as much as their 28-yard line.
8:51 p.m.: The Browns are pressured to punt and the ball is truthful caught on the 17-yard line. Holding on the receiving staff pushes the ball again to the 9-yard line the place the Jets will start their drive.
8:45 p.m.: One other three-and-out from the Jets. After an 18-yard return by Landry, an unlawful block within the again strikes Cleveland again to its personal 28-yard line.
8:42 p.m.: The Jets will take the touchback on the kickoff and begin the ball from their 25-yard line.
8:39 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, BROWNS. Seibert drills one other discipline purpose, this time for 48 yards away. Cleveland 6, Jets 0
8:31 p.m.: New York’s first drive would not final very lengthy, and it’s pressured to punt. Landry returns the ball 16 yards to the Cleveland 48-yard line.
8:28 p.m.: The Jets and Trevor Siemian will start the drive from their very own 15-yard line.
8:25 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, BROWNS Austin Seibert drills a 23-yard discipline purpose to offer Cleveland the early lead. Cleveland 3, Jets 0
8:22 p.m.: Odell Beckham Jr. does it once more. One other spectacular one-handed seize for a 30-yard reception to place the Browns on the Jets’ 4-yard line.
8:16 p.m.: The Browns will begin the primary drive of the sport from their very own 19-yard line.