Browns-Jets: Fred's Game Notebook

Jottings from the Reporter's Notebook during the Cleveland Browns 24-18 win over the Jets.

Going for It: The Browns had fourth-and-four from the Jets' 40 with 2:06 to play in the first half in a 0-0 game. They decided to go for it after QB Derek Anderson ran off the field after a third down incomplete pass and then the Browns needed to call a timeout as the play clock was nearing zero.  Anderson then hit WR Braylon Edwards for 14 yards and the first down. After a 19-yard pass to Steve Heiden, Anderson hit RB Jamal Lewis for a seven-yard touchdown.

Jamal's Day: RB Jamal Lewis rushed 21 times for 118 yards, including a 31-yard touchdown run. He had a 28-yard jaunt in the fourth quarter, as well. He also caught three passes for 19 yards, including a seven-yard touchdown.

Who was that Ghost?: Seldom used RB Jerome Harrison was inserted into the lineup on the first play of the fourth quarter and he rushed for an 18-yard gain. He carried again for three yards on the next play.

Sack Attack: The Browns had four sacks against Clemens. LB Leon Williams sacked QB Kellen Clemens in the second quarter. It was Williams' first solo sack of the season. He also combined with LB Antwan Peek for another sack in the first half. LB Kamerion Wimbley had his fifth sack of the season in the fourth quarter. LB Chaun Thompson and S Sean Jones combined for the team's fourth sack in the fourth quarter.

I'm Loving It: CB Brandon McDonald made a nice defensive play on a deep ball intended for WR Brad Smith. On the following play, McDonald made a tackle in the open field to force a punt by the Jets. McDonald had three tackles and a tackle on special teams and made a big interception in the fourth quarter with 10:06 to play as the Jets were driving and the Browns were clinging to a 17-6 lead.

No. 5 for Jones: S Sean Jones intercepted his fifth pass of the season in the end zone to end the Jets' first scoring opportunity. Jones leads the Browns in interceptions. The Jets got to the three, but were stopped short of the first down. On fourth down, QB Kellen Clemens took a quick snap and caught the Browns napping to give the Jets a first down at the one. It appeared the Browns assumed the Jets would kick the field goal and had trouble getting set. However, after two stops, Clemens tried to hit Jericho Cotchery and Sean Jones picked off the pass at the goal line to thwart the drive.

Dynamic Duo:  TE Kellen Winslow entered the game with 909 yards. If he reaches 1000 yards, he will join WR Braylon Edwards (1043) for the first time in Browns history that two Browns receivers went over 1000 yards in one season. Winslow finished with four receptions for 34 yards, while Edwards had three receptions for 63 yards and a touchdown. Winslow has 943 yards, while Edwards is at 1106.

Not Much Better Start: QB Derek Anderson started 5-of-6 for 36 yards after the Browns' first possession started at their two-yard line. On the first play of the Browns' second possession, Anderson threw an interception to that was returned to the Browns' 12. However, the Jets were unable to take advantage of the miscue as Sean Jones made an interception. Anderson finished 16 –of-29 for 185 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Anderson was 11-of-16 for 115 yards with one touchdown and one interception in the first half.

Battle of Oregon: QB Kellen Clemens, who played against Anderson in high school and in college finished 24-of-41 for286 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions.

Another 100-yard Rusher: RB Thomas Jones went over the 100 yard mark against the Browns and finished with 24 carries for 106 yards. He also caught a pass for 13 yards. Jones had much of his yardage in the fourth quarter as the Jets gashed the Browns defense.

Holly, Jolly Christmas: CB Daven Holly led the Browns with 10 tackles.

Injury Update: LB Antwan Peek was injured in the second quarter.

Dueling Returners: It was billed as a duel between special teamers Josh Cribbs and Leon Washington for the right to represent the AFC in the Pro Bowl. Washington fumbled the opening kickoff, but it was recovered by a teammate. Washington had a punt return of 33 yards in the second quarter to the 50 and finished with two for 53. He had four kickoff returns for 45 yards, while Cribbs had two kickoff returns for 51 yards and two punt returns for seven yards.

Where's JJ? WR Joe Jurevicius had just one reception, but it was key as it was good for his 24th third down conversion of the season. More importantly, Jurevicius recovered two onside kickoffs by the Jets in the final two minutes of the game to help the Browns preserve the win.

Cribbs caught a pass for 18 yards and then ran the ball on the next play from the RB position for four yards. Washington caught four passes for 18 yards.

Busy Vickers: Seldom used FB Lawrence Vickers carried the ball on the first offensive play and on the second offensive play he caught a pass for 10 yards. He carried the ball in the third quarter for three yards and finished with two carries for six yards.

Kelley Back: DL Ethan Kelley returned to the lineup after missing the past two games with a knee injury.

What Injuries: The two starting WRs for the Jets were not projected to play, but both started. WR Jericho Cotchery was questionable with a broken finger. However, he started and caught the first two passes of the game for 34 yards. WR Lavernaeus Coles caught a pass on the first drive, as well. Coles re-injured his ankle in the first quarter on a reception.  Cotchery finished with six receptions for 119 yards, while Coles had seven catches for 48 yards.

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