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Browns vs Jets: Breaking down Kareem Hunt’s touchdown run - Film Don’t Lie

Cleveland clinched a playoff spot with a win against the New York Jets in Week 16

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The Cleveland Browns beat the New York Jets by a score of 37-20 on Thursday night football and also clinched a playoff spot for only the 3rd time since 1999.

Despite the Jets having a fairly dominant defense throughout most of the season, the Browns were able to consistently move the ball both through the air and on the ground throughout the entire first half.

It’s no secret that Cleveland’s run game has been pretty bad for the past 5-6 weeks, but they finally got something going against the Jets. Jerome Ford had a great day on the ground and through the air, while Kareem Hunt continued to show his strength and power on interior runs. He was able to score on a quick-hitting “Trap” play at the end of the 1st quarter.

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It’s called a trap play because the weak side offensive guard is pulling and “trapping” the unblocked defensive tackle on the play side.

The play began with Cedric Tillman going into pre-snap motion across the formation, and then taking a fake handoff from Joe Flacco at the snap in an attempt to get the linebackers to trigger downhill towards the weak side of the formation.

Elijah Moore (“Z”) free released to the outside of the cornerback. Harrison Bryant (“Y”) and David Bell (“F”) were tasked with blocking the edge defender and strong safety that was walked up inside of the box. They did a great job of turning their defenders away from the ball which essentially took them out of the play.

LT Geron Christian was able to “wall” off the weak side defensive end, while LG Joel Bitonio pulled and trapped the 3-technique defensive tackle. C Ethan Pocic gapped down on the 1-technique defensive tackle which created the initial hole at the line of scrimmage. RG Wyatt Teller and RT James Hudson “swam” over the defensive tackle that Bitonio was trapping and released to block both the MIKE and SAM linebackers.

The offensive line executed their blocks to perfection on this play which led to a wide-open run lane for Hunt to blast through for the touchdown, giving the Browns a 6-point lead.

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