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By Mike Wilkening

Here's a recap of the second half and overtime of Jets-Browns from a Cleveland perspective.

Final score: Jets 26, Browns 20 (OT)

Positives: Browns QB Colt McCoy engineered a 10-play, 59-yard drive ending with a three-yard TD pass to WR Mohamed Massaquoi to tie the game at 20 with 44 seconds left in regulation. ... While the defense was on the field for 22:59 of the second half, the Browns allowed just three points. ... TEs Benjamin Watson and Evan Moore combined for four catches and 55 yards on Cleveland's game-tying scoring drive late in the fourth quarter.

Negatives: Backed up on their three-yard line with 1:35 left in OT, the Browns could not get a first down, and a Reggie Hodges punt netted 35 yards and left the Jets 24 seconds with which to work and with the ball on the Cleveland 37. The Jets made the most of the opportunity, with QB Mark Sanchez hitting WR Santonio Holmes on a slant pattern that Holmes took all the way for a TD. Holmes beat CB Eric Wright, who failed, along with LB Eric Barton and S T.J. Ward, to make the tackle. ... WR Chansi Stuckey fumbled with a little more than 10 minutes left in OT and the Browns just about in field-goal range. ... In addition to the defense struggling to get off the field throughout the second half and OT, the offense underwhelmed, gaining just 107 yards on 32 plays in the final 44:44 of action.

Outlook: The Browns had their chances to win their third in a row; instead, they lost in draining fashion. They must refocus quickly in Week 11 at Jacksonville, which improved to 5-4 with a 31-24 win vs. Houston on a 50-yard "Hail Mary" from QB David Garrard to WR Mike Thomas on a deflected pass on the final play of regulation.

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