Browns, Jets tied at the half

Posted Dec 22, 2013

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- With a last-second field goal, the New York Jets played the Cleveland Browns to a 10-10 tie in the first half of play.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York kicker Nick Folk’s 21-yard field goal as the first-half clock expired drew the Jets even with the Cleveland Browns, 10-10, at halftime of Sunday’s game from MetLife Stadium.

The final scoring drive covered 79 yards in five plays.

New York wide receiver David Nelson caught a six-yard touchdown pass from rookie quarterback Geno Smith and drew the Jets to within three points of the Browns, 10-7, with 1:18 left in the second quarter.

Smith engineered the 13-play, 80-yard drive in 5:29, converting all four third-down attempts, including a third-and-12 from his own 18-yard line courtesy of a 22-yard pass to wide receiver Jeremy Kerley.

Cleveland running back Edwin Baker scored a five-yard touchdown and gave the Browns a 10-0 lead over the Jets with 6:47 to play in the first half.

Facing a first-and-goal from the five, the Browns elected to go back to Baker for the scoring run after he had gained 14 yards on his previous two carries.

The Browns traveled 41 yards in four plays, with the big play of the drive going for a 22-yard gain by wide receiver Josh Gordon on an end-around reserve pitch from tight end MarQueis Gray.

The Browns held a 3-0 lead over the Jets after the first quarter.

Cleveland kicker Billy Cundiff gave the Browns a 3-0 lead over the Jets with a 27-yard field goal with 6:30 to play in the first quarter. Cundiff converted the attempt to cap off a 13-play drive that covered 34 yards in 5:31.

The Browns took possession of the ball at New York’s 43-yard line after safety Josh Bush’s pass on a fake punt attempt sailed incomplete when cornerback Isaiah Trufant slipped on the turf and fell before having a chance to square up and catch the pass.

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