Browns Collapse In 4th Quarter, Lose To The Jets
For the second straight week the Cleveland Browns allowed their opposition to score 17 points in the fourth quarter and this time it cost them a victory.
Last week after blowing a fourth quarter lead by giving up 17 points to Baker Mayfield and the Panthers, the offense bailed them out when rookie kicker Cade York kicked a game winning 58 yard field goal.
No such luck this week, as 35 year old Joe Flacco led a furious Jets fourth quarter comeback to pull out a 31-30 victory over the Browns.
The Jets, with no timeouts left, trailed 30-17 after Browns running back Nick Chubb scored his third touchdown of the game with 1:55 left in the contest.
A blown coverage by the Browns secondary led to a Corey Davis 66 yard touchdown pass from Flacco to make it 30-24. New York then attempted, and successfully completed the onside kick, recovering the ball at their own 47 yard line with 1:20 left.
9 plays and 53 yards later the Jets took the lead on a touchdown catch from former Ohio State wide out and 1st round pick, Garrett Wilson with :22 on the clock.
Jacoby Brissett, trying to set up Cade York for a long field goal try, threw an interception in New York territory and the Jets ran out the clock to end the game.
Flacco ended up throwing for 307 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Brissett was 22 of 27 for 229 yards with a touchdown pass to Amari Cooper and that 1 pick.
Nick Chubb led the Browns rushing attack with 87 yards and 3 scores.
Next up for the (1-1) Browns, a home game in “Prime Time” on Thursday night against the (1-1) Pittsburgh Steelers.