Halftime thoughts from Jets at Browns

November, 14, 2010
CLEVELAND -- A few halftime notes from Cleveland Browns Stadium, where the New York Jets lead 17-13:
  • When it comes to a Cleveland fan's hatred, Braylon Edwards isn't too far behind LeBron James. The crowd has cascaded boos and some unflattering chants upon him. He has two receptions for 27 yards.
  • Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez had a nice first half. He completed nine of 13 passes for 83 yards and a touchdown. He also scored on a 1-yard quarterback draw 23 seconds before halftime.
  • The Jets' vaunted defense hasn't looked too swift. Then again, maybe what the Browns did to the New England Patriots last week wasn't a fluke. The Browns' offensive line has manhandled the Jets. Former Jets coordinator Brian Daboll, now calling plays for the Browns, has done a wonderful job of mixing the run and pass.
  • The Jets weren't able to take advantage of gift-wrapped field position on their first two drives. The Browns made a field goal on their opening drive and then tried an unsuccessful onside kick. Nick Folk eventually kicked a field goal. On the next drive, Peyton Hillis fumbled on the Browns' 31-yard line. After a three-and-out (plus a delay of game), Folk missed a 48-yard attempt.
  • Jets safety Jim Leonhard has had a busy first half with a team-high six tackles and the forced fumble on Hillis.
  • Shonn Greene and LaDainian Tomlinson have split the backfield workload. Each has seven carries. Greene leads with 34 yards, while Tomlinson has 28 yards.



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