Game Recap: Jets 24, Browns 13

Posted Dec 22, 2013

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Cleveland Browns fell to 4-11 with Sunday's 24-13 loss at the New York Jets.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Cleveland Browns held a 10-point lead in the first quarter, but managed just three points after halftime, and fell to the New York Jets, 24-13, at MetLife Stadium Sunday.

New York quarterback Geno Smith rushed for a 17-yard touchdown that put the Jets up, 24-13, over the Browns with just over three minutes remaining in the game. Smith’s scoring run capped off a 14-play, 80-yard drive.

Cleveland kicker Billy Cundiff drew the Browns to within four points of the New York Jets, 17-13, with a 21-yard field goal at the 9:40 mark of the fourth quarter of play from MetLife Stadium.

The Browns travelled 50 yards on nine plays in 4:34.

New York wide receiver David Nelson caught his second touchdown of the game and gave the Jets a 17-10 lead over the Browns with 14:14 left to play in regulation.

Nelson’s touchdown reception, which was from five yards out, capped off a 14-play, 81-yard drive, the Jets’ third scoring drive of 79 or more yards on the day.

The Browns and Jets remained tied, 10-10, after three quarters.

New York kicker Nick Folk’s 21-yard field goal as the first-half clock expired drew the Jets even with the Browns, 10-10, at halftime. The final scoring drive covered 79 yards in five plays.

Earlier in the game, Nelson caught a six-yard touchdown pass from 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.

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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