NFL Week 2 grades: Browns get ‘D’ after late collapse vs. Jets, Cowboys earn ‘A-‘ for upset win over Bengals

There’s a purpose that Cleveland is as soon as referred to as the ‘Factory of Sadness.’ The Browns arguably have extra inconceivable losses than every other workforce in NFL historical past and so they added one other one to their heartbreaking complete on Sunday by blowing a 30-17 result in the New York Jets in simply 85 seconds.

With 1:55 left to play on Sunday, Nick Chubb scored a landing to place the Browns up 30-17 and it seemed like Cleveland was going to coast to victory, however whenever you’re speaking in regards to the Browns, there is not any such factor as coasting to victory.

In a surprising flip of occasions, the Jets scored two touchdowns simply 60 seconds aside, which allowed them to steal a 31-30 win. If you are questioning how inconceivable the loss was, this is your reply.

For essentially the most half, the Browns performed a powerful recreation, however they may not overcome SIX monumental errors, which all occurred over the ultimate two minutes.

The largest one got here from Chubb, who may have sealed the win if he had merely fallen to the bottom as a substitute of scoring a TD with 1:55 left. If he had executed that, the sport would have been over as a result of the run gave Cleveland a primary down and the Jets had zero timeouts remaining.

We’ve seen working backs go down on the 1-yard line earlier than, however Chubb did not do it right here. Even if he had gone out of bounds, the Browns nonetheless may have merely kneeled the ball three straight occasions to choose up the win.

Chubb’s gaffe wasn’t the one large mistake the Browns made. Last week’s hero for the Browns, Cade York, undoubtedly wasn’t the hero this week. The Browns would have had 31 factors on the finish of the sport, however York missed the additional level following Chubb’s landing. The missed kick left the Browns in entrance by simply 13 factors, which helped open the door for the Jets comeback.

The errors by York and Chubb would not have mattered if the Browns protection did not quit an extended landing, which brings us to mistake quantity three: The Browns someway left Corey Davis huge open for a 66-yard landing.

(Note: (Ignore the NFL’s info within the tweet, it was a 66-yard rating, not 76.)

Even after Joe Flacco hit Davis for the rating with 1:22 left to chop Cleveland’s result in 30-24, the Browns nonetheless may have clinched the win by recovering the Jets’ onside kick, however as a substitute, we acquired mistake quantity 4. On the Jets’ onside kick, the ball bounced off the palms of Amari Cooper and into the palms of New York’s Justin Hardee.

Nine performs after the restoration, the Jets would rating the go-ahead landing with a 15-yard cross from Flacco to Garrett Wilson (Giving up the TD was mistake quantity 5).

Even after falling behind, the Browns STILL had an opportunity to win. With six seconds left, the Browns have been at their very own 46 and so they wanted roughly eight to 10 yards to provide York a sensible shot of constructing a subject objective. However, York by no means acquired an opportunity to win the sport as a result of Jacoby Brissett threw an interception for mistake quantity six.

It was a complete meltdown in a recreation that the Browns had no enterprise shedding. Their ‘F-‘ efficiency over the ultimate two minutes utterly overshadowed the truth that they really performed fairly good soccer for the higher a part of three quarters.

Alright, let’s get to the grades for each recreation from Week 2. If you are wanting for a deeper dive on the Chiefs’ wild 27-24 win over the Chargers that was performed on Thursday, be sure you click on right here.

NY Jets 31-30 over Cleveland

Jets-Browns grades by John Breech (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Jacksonville 24-0 over Indianapolis

Colts-Jaguars grades by John Breech (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Detroit 36-27 over Washington

Commanders-Lions grades by John Breech (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Miami 42-38 over Baltimore

Dolphins-Ravens grades by Jeff Kerr (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

New England 17-14 over Pittsburgh

Patriots-Steelers grades by Bryan DeArdo (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Tampa Bay 20-10 over New Orleans

Buccaneers-Saints grades by Tyler Sullivan (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

NY Giants 19-16 over Carolina

Panthers-Giants grades by Shanna McCarriston (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let everybody is aware of on Twitter.)

Dallas 20-17 over Cincinnati

Bengals-Cowboys grades by Jordan Dajani (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

San Francisco 27-7 over Seattle

Seahawks-49ers grades by Jared Dubin (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Arizona 29-23 over Las Vegas (OT)

Cardinals-Raiders grades by Jeff Kerr (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Denver 16-9 over Houston

Texans-Broncos grades by John Breech (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

LA Rams 31-27 over Atlanta

Falcons-Rams grades by John Breech (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Green Bay 27-10 over Chicago

Bears-Packers grades by John Breech (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

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