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Best Jet: Smith. Moved the chains with third-down completions of 23, 22, 17, 15, 7 and 5 yards, while throwing for two touchdowns and not an interception. He practically was flawless.
Best Defensive Jet:
Drive of the Year: Fifty-five yards in eight plays in 1:54 enabled
Smartest Play: On that pre-intermission drive, Smith embellished Tashaun Gipson’s love tap in the back after running out of bounds. An official with an inferior view to the one on which Rex Ryan went apoplectic threw the flag for unnecessary roughness, getting the Jets to the Cleveland 14 with 11 seconds remaining.
Best Defensive Play: Milliner, inconsistent for so much of this season, read Jason Campbell like an old pro and stepped inside Greg Little for his first NFL interception. Milliner, getting the bulk of the coverage on Gordon, got ditched by one of the league’s best on only two breaks towards the sideline and defending the Browns’ star successfully on third and fourth down during the Jets’ second-quarter goal line stand. Milliner also missed only one tackle in a coming-out game for the No. 1 pick.
Next Best Defensive Play: With Cleveland 7 yards away from making it 17-17,
Biggest Break: Just before the above, a false start by tight end Gary Barnidge nullified an apparent Browns touchdown by Edwin Baker.
Next Biggest Break: Greg Little’s drop in the end zone forced the Browns to settle for a Billy Cundiff chip shot and a 3-0 lead.
Best Hit: Earlier on that same drive, Harris exploded on Baker over the middle, causing an incompletion.
Best Reason to Believe Rex Ryan That This Team Is On The Rise:
Next Best Reason to Believe Ryan That This Team Is On the Rise:
Worst Special Teams Play:
Second Worst Special Teams Play:
Worst Call: By ref Peter Morelli's crew against Sheldon Richardson for roughing Jason Campbell, turning a third-down stop at the 4 into first-and-goal at the 2. Richardson hit the quarterback on his followthrough and cleanly, even though Sheldon lost his helmet, suggesting a more violent hit.
Most Shocking Sight: Nick Folk’s second miss of the season, from 49 yards, hit the right upright. Considering the year Folk has had (31-for-33), if you tried to tell us he was aiming for the upright because kicking between them by now has gotten too easy for him, we would believe it.
Best Reason to Watch Through Next Sunday’s Season End: The Jets have played three consecutive good games.
Next Best Reason to Watch Through Next Sunday’s Season End: The Jets can make certain the Dolphins don’t make the playoffs.