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Jags lead Browns at the half

Posted Dec 1, 2013

The Cleveland Browns trailed the Jacksonville Jaguars, 20-14, at halftime of today’s game at FirstEnergy Stadium.


Three Cleveland Browns turnovers in the final three minutes of the first half have allowed the Jacksonville Jaguars to take a 20-14 lead into halftime at FirstEnergy Stadium.

A pair of Josh Scobee field goals turned a 14-14 tie into a 20-14 lead, as the veteran kicker converted from 44 and 51 yards away in the last minute of the second quarter and gave the Jaguars the advantage.

Before Jacksonville took the lead, running back Maurice Jones-Drew threw an eight-yard touchdown pass to tight end Marcedes Lewis, and brought the Jaguars into a 14-14 tie with the Cleveland Browns with 1:19 left to play in the first half.

Jacksonville’s three-play, 17-yard drive was set up by a turnover, as rookie safety Johnathan Cyprien intercepted a Weeden pass and returned it 27 yards into the red zone.

Cleveland wide receiver Josh Gordon put the Browns in front of the Jaguars, 14-7, with a 21-yard touchdown catch from Weeden with 12:03 to play in the first half. Gordon broke free from the coverage of cornerback Will Blackmon and caught the pass before getting both feet down in bounds for the score.

With the catch, Gordon surpassed the 100-yard mark for the third consecutive game, and is one of three Browns ever, along with Gary Collins (1965) and Webster Slaughter (1989), to achieve the feat. In the Browns’ first three possessions against Jacksonville, Gordon caught five passes for 111 yards with one touchdown.

The Brows and Jaguars played to a 7-7 tie in the first quarter of today’s inter-divisional game at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Jacksonville tight end Clay Harbor caught an 18-yard touchdown pass and brought the Jaguars even with the Browns, 7-7, with 7:04 to play in the first quarter.

Jacksonville quarterback Chad Henne led an eight-play, 80-yard scoring drive that featured five plays of seven or more yards, including the touchdown pass, as well as Jones-Drew’s 18-yard run over right tackle and Jordan Todman’s 13-yard scamper.

With a one-yard touchdown run behind center Alex Mack and left guard John Greco, Cleveland running back Willis McGahee put the Browns in front of the Jaguars, 7-0, with 10:51 left in the first quarter.

After Jordon Poyer’s 38-yard punt return, Weeden took a snap from Mack and lofted a 42-yard pass down the right sideline to Gordon.

Gordon’s 42-yard reception put him over 1,000 receiving yards for the season, a first for the Browns since wide receiver Braylon Edwards (1,289 yards) and tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. (1,106) both eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark in 2007.

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