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Cleveland Browns fail to overcome turnovers, lose to Jacksonville


Josh Gordon broke the Cleveland Browns franchise record again with 261 receiving yards. (November 30, 2013 - Source: Jason Miller/Getty Images North America)
Josh Gordon broke the Cleveland Browns franchise record again with 261 receiving yards. (November 30, 2013 – Source: Jason Miller/Getty Images North America)

 

 

The Cleveland Browns faced the two win Jacksonville Jaguars. The Browns could not ask for an easier opponent to face, to win against, and to keep their playoff hopes alive. This was the game to salvage the season or so the Browns thought.

Willis McGahee gave the Browns an early 7-0 lead. Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne and the Jaguars answered back when Clay Harbor caught an 18 yard touchdown pass.

In the second quarter, Josh Gordon caught a 21 yard touchdown pass from Brandon Weeden.  Then with 2 minutes and 47 seconds left to go in the second quarter, Weeden threw an interception on a pass intended for Jordan Cameron. Unfortunately for the Browns, the lead evaporated via the trick play when Maurice Jones-Drew threw an 8 yard touchdown pass to Marcedes Lewis.

On the first play of the Browns next possession, Weeden threw another interception on a pass that was intended for Greg Little. This led to a 44 yard field goal by Josh Scobee.

Things went from bad to worse for the Browns. Weeden was sacked, fumbled the football, and Jacksonville recovered it. This led to another Jacksonville field goal with 5 seconds left in the second quarter. Jacksonville led 20-14 at halftime.

The Browns shut down the Jaguars in the third quarter. Greg Little caught a 4 yard touchdown pass. The defense stifled the Jaguars, not allowing any points in the third quarter. Momentum shifted in the Browns favor.

However, another Cleveland heartbreak was on the horizon which is synonymous with Browns football. Jacksonville scored a safety after a terrible snap with 4 minutes and 59 seconds left in the fourth quarter.

Gordon caught a 95 yard touchdown pass to give the Browns a 28-25 lead. It looked like the Browns would win. However, Joe Haden failed to cover Cecil Shorts and the Browns paid the price as he scored a touchdown on that play. The Jaguars took a 32-28 lead.

Weeden tried to bring the Browns back. He threw a pass to end zone which was batted down.

Weeden threw two interceptions and lost one of his two fumbles. On a positive not he threw 24 completions for 370 yards and three touchdowns. He suffered a mild concussion during the game.

Gordon was more than phenomenal as he broke the franchise record for receiving yards again with 261 yards.

 

 

 

 

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