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Browns...24 Jets...18

December 10, 2007|From the Associated Press

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Derek Anderson got the better of Kellen Clemens again and significantly improved the Browns' playoff chances in the bargain.

Anderson threw two touchdown passes and Joe Jurevicius recovered two late onside kicks as Cleveland survived a wild final few minutes and held on for a 24-18 victory over the New York Jets.

Jamal Lewis had a touchdown catch and had a 31-yard scoring run with 1:22 left, and the Browns (8-5) ruined any plans the Jets (3-10) had of pulling off an upset in a matchup of quarterbacks who were childhood rivals in Oregon.

Clemens led the Jets downfield in the closing minutes and scored on a one-yard sneak with 2:59 left to get within 17-12, but the two-point conversion pass to Chris Baker fell incomplete.

New York then recovered an onside kick, setting up a 38-yard field goal with 1:43 left.

The Jets tried another onside kick that Jurevicius recovered. Three plays later, Lewis (118 yards, 21 carries) rumbled into the end zone for a 24-15 lead.

Quoteworthy: "The game came down to onside kicks and we were fortunate to grab a few," Joe Jurevicius, Browns receiver

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