The Browns defense was looking great heading into halftime.
The Jets had only managed to put seven points on the board and had punted the ball five times. Ryan Fitzpatrick looked like he may lose his job again. Then the second half began.
The Jets put up 24 points in the second half, finishing the game with a total of 393 yards, including 171 on the ground.
The most notable thing from the defense was the fact they were able to force zero turnovers against a quarterback with a noted interception problem. Joe Haden had another forgettable performance, drawing more questions of his value to this rebuilding team.
It is not secret that this defensive unit is young and inexperienced. But there has to be adjustments made from week to week after continually being unable to keep teams out of the end zone. The failure to keep opponents under 25 points at least once this season is hard to fathom, and begins to bring attention to Ray Horton’s job security.
This is not to say that Horton should be the scapegoat for the past eight weeks of poor defensive performances, but coordinators are often the fall guys in these situations. This team is young, but better schemes have to be drawn up to prevent these second-half collapses. If this continues, the hopes of winning a single game in 2016 will continue to dwindle with each worsening performance.