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Monday, December 2, 2013
Jets offense suffers 'brown' out

By Rich Cimini

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The NFL is a scoring league, so it's unusual when a team is held to a field goal. When it happens in back-to-back weeks -- see the New York Jets -- it qualifies as a rarity.

You have to go back five years to find a team that was limited to three or fewer points in consecutive games. According to ESPN Stats & Information, the last team to do it was the 2008 Cleveland Browns, who lost 14-0 and 31-0 in the final two games.

The Jets have a few connections to that Cleveland team, whose roster included kick returner Josh Cribbs and tight end Kellen Winslow, who was injured and didn't play in the final two games. The Browns, hurting at quarterback, used Bruce Gradkowski and Ken Dorsey. The team finished 4-12.

Coach Romeo Crennel and general manager Phil Savage were fired immediately after the season.