CLEVELAND, Ohio – This was wild, and a little weird.
For the Jaguars, what mattered more than any of that was that it was another victory.
The victory was the third in four games and second in as many weeks for the Jaguars (3-9).
Shorts’ reception capped a nine-play, 80-yard drive on the possession after Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon had given the Browns a 28-25 lead with a 95-yard touchdown reception.
The Jaguars, after struggling offensively much of the second half, took the lead midway through the fourth quarter – on a safety.
On the play, Browns center Alex Mack snapped the ball over quarterback Brandon Weeden’s head. The ball bounced into the end zone, where Weeden kicked it out of the back of the end zone for a safety.
The Jaguars then drove to the Browns 8 on the ensuing possession, extending the lead to 25-21 with a 25-yard field goal by
The Browns took the lead 21-20 with a four-yard touchdown pass from Weeden to wide receiver Greg Little on the first possession of the half.
The Jaguars hadn’t won back-to-back road games on consecutive weeks since 2005. They last won three consecutive road games in 2007.
Their last two-game winning streak came late in the 2010 season.
Henne completed 22 of 40 passes for 195 yards and two touchdown with one interception, and the Jaguars finished with 314 total yards.
Weeden completed 24 of 40 passes for 364 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions, with Gordon catching 10 passes for a Browns franchise-record 261 yards.
The Jaguars led 20-14 after a first-half dominated at times by Gordon.
The Browns’ first touchdown came on their first series, a drive set up by rookie Jordan Poyer’s 38-yard punt return to the Jaguars 47. Weeden hit Gordon with a 42-yard pass on the next play, and two plays later running back Willis McGahee’s one-yard run made it 7-0.
Henne led one of the Jaguars’ best drives of the season on the ensuing possession, capping it with an 18-yard touchdown pass to tight end
Gordon, who finished the first half with six receptions for 125 yards, caught a 21-yards pass over Jaguars cornerback
After that, Browns turnovers changed the momentum.
Jaguars Defensive end
This came on the Jaguars’ final drive. Gordon had given the Browns the lead and momentum with a 95-yard catch-and-run touchdown, but the Jaguars’ offense turned in one of its best drives of the season on the ensuing possession.
1.Marks’ second-quarter sack/forced fumble gave him a career-high three sacks and a career-high two forced fumbles this season. The sack helped the Jaguars force a three-and-out on the series after an interception by cornerback Joe Haden gave the Browns possession at the Jaguars 47. Marks also had a pressure and a battered pass in the game.
2.The touchdown pass from Jones-Drew to Lewis in the second quarter was the first touchdown pass by a non-quarterback in franchise history.
LOOKING ON . . .
1.The Jaguars continued to look for ways to run Sunday, and for a second consecutive week, they found them. At least they did early. On the Jaguars’ second drive of the game, Henne pitched to wide receiver
2.The Jaguars stayed in the game through the first three quarters largely because of the 13 points in the final 1:19 of the first half – a touchdown reception by Lewis and two field goals by Scobee off three turnovers. The stretch was the first time since 2008 the Jaguars had takeaways on three consecutive possessions.
Forsett is out at least six weeks and could be placed on injured reserve this week.