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NFL Week 2 Numbers: Browns Get ‘D’ After Late Collapse vs. Jets, Cowboys earn ‘A-‘ for upset win over Bengals

There’s a reason Cleveland was once known as the “Factory of Sadness.” The Browns have arguably more unlikely losses than any other team in NFL history and they added another to their heartbreaking tally on Sunday by blowing a 30-17 lead to the New York Jets in just 85 seconds.

With 1:55 left to play on Sunday, Nick Chubb scored a touchdown to put the Browns at 30-17 and it looked like Cleveland would go on to win, but when you’re talking about the Browns, there’s no such thing as on way to victory.

In a stunning turn of events, the Jets scored two touchdowns just 60 seconds apart, enabling them to steal a 31-30 win. If you’re wondering how unlikely the loss was, here’s your answer.

The Browns played an impressive game for the most part, but they were unable to overcome SIX monumental mistakes, all of which happened in the last two minutes.

The biggest came from Chubb, who could have sealed the win had he just fallen to the ground instead of scoring a TD with 1:55 left. If he had, the game would have been over because the run gave Cleveland a first down and the Jets ran out of timeouts.

We’ve seen running backs go down at the 1-yard line before, but Chubb didn’t do it here. Even if he had gone out of bounds, the Browns could still have easily knocked the ball three times in a row to take the win.

Chubb’s gaffe wasn’t the only big mistake the Browns made. Last week’s hero for the Browns, Cade York, certainly wasn’t the hero this week. The Browns would have had 31 points by the end of the game, but York missed the extra point after Chubb’s touchdown. The missed kick left the Browns up front by just 13 points, helping open the door for the Jets comeback.

York and Chubb’s mistakes wouldn’t have mattered if the Browns defense hadn’t given up a long touchdown, which brings us to mistake number three: The Browns somehow left Corey Davis wide open for a 66- yard touchdown.

(Remark: Ignore the NFL’s information in the tweet, it was a 66 yard score, not 76.)

Even after Joe Flacco Davis beat for the score with 1:22 to go to reduce Cleveland’s lead to 30-24, the Browns could still have taken the win by recovering the Jets’ onside kick, but instead we got error number four. The Jets’ onside kick bounced the ball into the hands of Amari Cooper and into the hands of Justin Hardee of New York.

Nine plays after the recovery, the Jets would score the go-ahead touchdown with a 15-yard pass from Flacco to Garrett Wilson (the TD giving up was mistake number five).

Even after trailing, the Browns STILL had a chance to win. With six seconds left, the Browns were on their own 46 and need about eight to ten yards to give York a realistic shot to score a field goal. However, York never got a chance to win the game as Jacoby Brissett threw an interception for foul number six.

It was a total collapse in a game the Browns hadn’t lost. Their ‘F-‘ performance in the last two minutes completely overshadowed the fact that they actually played pretty good football for the better part of three quarters.

Okay, let’s take a look at the numbers for each week 2 game. If you’re looking for a deeper dive into the Chiefs’ wild 27-24 victory over the Chargers played on Thursday, click here.

NY Jets 31-30 over Cleveland

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

Jacksonville 24-0 over Indianapolis

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

Detroit 36-27 over Washington

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

Miami 42-38 over Baltimore

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

New England 17-14 over Pittsburgh

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

Tampa Bay 20-10 over New Orleans

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

NY Giants 19-16 over Carolina

Panthers-Giants numbers by Shanna McCarriston (Love the numbers? Hate the numbers? Let know her on Twitter.)

Dallas 20-17 over Cincinnati

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

San Francisco 27-7 over Seattle

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

Arizona 29-23 over Las Vegas (OT)

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

Denver 16-9 over Houston

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

LA rams 31-27 over Atlanta

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

Green Bay 27-10 over Chicago

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

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