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The Jets are the cardiac kids again, with a 26-20 win giving them a second straight win in overtime.

GreenAndWhiteReport.com brings you the post-game news and notes and quotes after the Jets 26-20 win at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Are you a GWR subscriber with exclusive access to practice reports, podcasts and breaking news?

This was the second week in a row, on the road, that the Jets won a game in overtime. "You talk about how resilient this football team is," head coach Rex Ryan said. "This is two road wins in a row, in overtime. That's how tough this team is."…Following Mark Sanchez's calf injury in the third quarter that saw him limp off the field, Ryan said in his postgame press conference that he was contemplating going with the "Brad package" and using Brad Smith exclusively out of the wildcat.

Nick Folk was 2-for-5 on field goal attempts, missing one in overtime that could have given the Jets the win on the first possession after regulation. "He hit the ball good, he had some misses," Ryan said…Ryan also bested his twin brother Rob, who is the defensive coordinator of the Browns. The Jets held the ball almost 20 minutes longer than the Browns, grounding and pounding it right at the heart of the Cleveland defense. After a week of banter and trash-talking between the Ryans, the Jets head coach said he shut off the jawing valve before game time. "At one o'clock, they're nameless, faceless objects," Rex said…The play that won the game for the Jets was only supposed to be a 10-yard gain and not designed to be the game-winning score. Postgame, Sanchez said that he was looking for 10 yards from Santonio Holmes to set up a Nick Folk field goal try. "Get to the 30, that was my thinking," Sanchez said. "An unbelievable job of making the guy miss, and getting to the end zone."

On the winning touchdown, the Browns gave Holmes a cushion of several yards, fearful of his speed. "I went to my offensive coordinator,[Brian] Schottenheimer and said coach, I need a slant route on 21," Holmes said, recognizing the pad he was given by the Browns cornerback…Last week in Detroit, Holmes got caught during his 54-yard overtime catch that set up the winning field goal. The speedster, to make matters worse, got tackled by a linebacker. Sanchez said they teased Holmes all week about being caught by a linebacker, and the wide receiver was glad it didn't happen this time around. If he was caught, he acknowledges it would have been bad. "Those guys definitely would have been all down my butt," Holmes said.

Injured Jets from the physical game include Matt Slauson, who had a knee injury last week and did not finish the game on Sunday in Cleveland…Jerricho Cotchery, who injured his groin while making a clutch, late-game reception, will have a MRI on Monday to determine the extent of the injury…Sanchez had the aforementioned calf injury.


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