Gordon Sets Record in Loss to Jaguars

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CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Browns were looking to snap a two-game losing streak Sunday as they hosted the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Browns got off to a good start in the first quarter when the offense scored on its opening possession for the first time this season after forcing Jacksonville to punt on their opening possession.

Brandon Weeden, who is playing for the injured Jason Campbell at QB, found WR Josh Gordon for a 46-yard pass down the sideline, setting up the Browns with a first-and-goal situation. With the catch, Gordon went over 1,000 yards for the season, the first time for a Browns player since 2007.

Willis McGahee later ran the ball in for the 1-yard TD, just the second rushing TD of the season for the Browns. Jacksonville responded with a TD of their own when Chad Henne hit Clay Harbor on an 18-yard pass to tie the game at 7-7 after the first quarter.

The Browns faced another second quarter meltdown, trailing Jacksonville 20-14 at the half. Two Weeden interceptions and a fumble led to 13 unanswered points for the Jaguars in the second quarter. The Browns scored their second TD of the game when Weeden found Gordon in the corner of the end zone.

Weeden recovered from a rough second quarter to lead the Browns on a TD drive to take a 21-20 lead over Jacksonville. Weeden hit Greg Little in the back of the end zone for the lone third quarter points. Billy Cundiff missed a 53-yard FG late in the third quarter, which would have extended the Browns lead.

The Browns lost Gordon to a head injury on a wicked hit during Cleveland’s TD drive. Gordon was evaluated for his injury and later returned to the game.

The Browns appeared to be in control of the fourth quarter when Gordon took a 95-yard pass from Weeden to the end zone, but Jacksonville responded with another TD for the 32-28 win.

While the Browns left the field with a loss, Josh Gordon had something to celebrate: he is now the first WR in NFL history with back-to-back 200-yard games.

The Browns may have to turn to newly-signed QB Alex Tanney in Week 14. Brandon Weeden was treated after the game for concussion-like symptoms.

7 comments

  • George Valachi

    The only thing that says it all is the win/loss record. This alone is a report card for the front office. This team hasn’t gone anywhere, never will go anywhere, and needs to go somewhere else. Come on, we pay for the upgrades to the stadium and the team stinks?

    As Joe Banner of the Browns says, “Oy vey, we want more from the city!”.

  • David Staufer

    It’s hard to say if the Browns will win another game this year but I will say that for the fans at this stage in the season It doesn’t really matter much because the Browns been losing ever since they came back into the league in 1999.. Turning the ball over is one way of making sure your chances of winning are mute…

  • Steven Abelt

    They need to re write the contracts for these guys, they don’t seem to care if they win or not. So if you bring a I don’t care if I win or not attitude, if you loose, 1/4 pay that week. And extra sit ups, push ups, chin ups and laps everyday of practice. Bet the guys allowing the quarterbacks to get beat to death, and the lazy defensive line will wake up and do their jobs for a change!

  • lynda dufee

    Still love the Bowns. I am 65 and my grandfather tought me, as a little child to spit at the tv when the game was bad. I’ve done a lot of spitting lately but stil love them.

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