East Rutherford, NJ, United States (4E Sports) – Rookie Geno Smith tossed two touchdown passes and ran for another score as the New York Jets ended their home campaign with a come-from-behind 24-13 win over the Cleveland Browns Sunday at MetLife Stadium.
In one of his best games this season, Smith completed 20 of 36 passes for 214 yards with no interceptions or fumbles and led the team in converting 12 of 18 on third downs as the Jets improved to 7-8.
Smith also rushed 48 yards on 10 carries, Chris Ivory ran for 109 yards while David Nelson caught all of the rookie’s two scoring strikes as the Jets had 422 overall yards compared to the Browns’ 283.
Jeremy Kerley added a team-high 70 yards on five catches while cornerback Dee Milliner recorded his first pro interception for the Jets.
“It felt great, man,” Milliner said after the game. “I finally got one.”
Jason Campbell finished 18-for-39 with an interception while Edwin Baker rushed for 64 yards on 17 carries with a touchdown as the Browns (4-11) suffered their sixth straight loss.
Billy Cundiff put the Browns ahead with a 27-yard field goal and Baker made it a 10-0 game with a five-yard run early in the second period.
Then, Smith led a 13-play, 80-yard drive that he capped with a six-yard touchdown pass to Nelson to make it 10-7.
Folk then buried a franchise-record-setting 21-yard field goal to tie the count at the break. With his field goal, Folk made it 20-for-20 and snapped a tie with Pat Leahy (1985-86) and Nick Lowery (1994-96).
In the third, Smith put the Jets ahead with a five-yard scoring strike to Nelson after a 14-play, 81-yard drive that lasted six minutes and 28 seconds.
Cundiff trimmed the gap with a 21-yard field goal but Smith put the game away with a 17-yard touchdown run.