Week 12 Recap: Cleveland Browns vs. Jacksonville Jaguarsby John Lepore November 29, 2020 0 comments
The Cleveland Browns managed to hang on against the Jacksonville Jaguars. They are 8-3 and look playoff-bound.
After teams traded punts, the Jaguars started at the 50. Mike Glennon could only get them 14 yards and Antonio Rosas kicked a 54-yard field goal to put the Jags up 3-0.
Duke Johnson returned the kickoff 43 yards and got the Browns into nice field position at their own 45. Baker Mayfield hit Jarvis Landry on a smooth 21-yard gain. Then, three plays later hit the wideout on a five-yard TD strike to put the Browns up 7-3.
The Jags drove all the way down to the Browns’ six-yard line only to kick a field goal to bring the score to 7-6 Browns.
Mayfield found Landry for a big 27-yard pass to get the Browns into Jacksonville territory. Unfortunately, the drive would stall at the Jags’ six-yard line and Cody Parkey drives one through the uprights for a 10-6 lead.
Mayfield hits Landry once again for a 23-yard gain and sets the Browns up on the Jags side of the field. After another 15-yard hit to Landry and a 13-yard run by Kareem Hunt, Mayfield finds Austin Hooper for the TD toss. Browns up 17-13.
With four seconds left, Rosas misses a 54-yard try and the score is 17-13 as the teams head to the locker room.
On the first play of the second half, Mayfield hit Harrison Bryant for a 13-yard completion. Unfortunately for the Browns, Joe Schobert knocked the ball out and Andrew Wingard recovered to give the Jags field position at the Browns’ 30.
It is the Glennon and James Robinson show to get in the shadow of Cleveland’s end zone when the Jags QB tosses a two-yard pass to Tyler Eifert for the TD. The two-point conversion failed and the Jags lead 19-17.
Cleveland takes over and after a sputtering beginning to the drive, they manage to get in field goal range when Parkey hits a 45-yarder to give Cleveland the 20-19 lead.
After a failed six-play drive by the Jags, the Browns use their running attack to move the ball. Hunt and Nick Chubb both have 25+ yard runs on the drive and Chubb punches it in from a yard out to give the Browns a 27-19 lead.
Robinson took over on what would be the Jags final drive. A 27-yard run and then seven plays later, a four-yard TD run set the Jags up for a tie. They couldn’t convert the two points and Cleveland managed a couple of first downs to seal the win 27-25.
The Browns will head to Tennessee to face the Titans who just demolished the Colts. It will be a big AFC battle for positioning in the playoffs.
The Jags continue to trail the Jets by a game in the Trevor Lawrence sweepstakes and will face the Minnesota Vikings next week.
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