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