By MARK LONG, AP Professional Soccer Author
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Baker Mayfield took benefit of his finest game-day climate in a month, throwing two landing passes in Cleveland’s 27-25 victory towards Jacksonville on Sunday that saved the Browns squarely within the AFC playoff image.
Mayfield related with Jarvis Landry and Austin Hooper for scores, ending a three-game drought with no passing TD. Mayfield practically had two extra, however he inexplicably missed wide-open Rashard Higgins ultimately zone within the second quarter, then watched Harrison Bryant drop one other early within the fourth.
Mayfield’s worst misfire was practically pricey. He threw behind Kareem Hunt within the flat on a third-and-1 play late, and Hunt failed to choose up the primary down on the following down. Browns coach Kevin Stefanski most likely ought to have kicked the sphere objective and gone up two scores.
As an alternative, Jacksonville ended up with an opportunity to tie. James Robinson’s 4-yard run made it 27-25. That is as a result of Jaguars coach Doug Marrone took an additional level off the board within the third quarter and tried a 2-point conversion following an offside penalty. Mike Glennon, making his first begin in additional than three years, overthrew Keelan Cole on that one.
Glennon failed once more late for a conversion as his throw sailed out of the tip zone.
The Browns improved to 8-Three for the primary time since 1994, after they had been 11-5 below Invoice Belichick. It is their most wins in 13 years.
Jacksonville (1-10) set a single-season franchise file by dropping its 10th consecutive sport.
Mayfield accomplished 19 of 29 passes for 258 yards, giving the Browns some much-needed stability for the primary time in weeks. He threw for 122, 132 and 204 yards the final three outings whereas coping with howling wind, sideways hail and pouring rain in Cleveland.
It was 73 levels and overcast in Jacksonville, good soccer climate. Everybody on the visiting sideline appeared to take pleasure in it.
Nick Chubb ran for 144 yards and a landing, taking an possibility pitch from Mayfield after Bryant’s drop and discovering the entrance nook of the tip zone.
Landry completed with eight receptions for 143 yards and his first landing of the season. He stated earlier within the week he was lastly feeling higher after taking part in with a damaged rib and following offseason hip surgical procedure. It confirmed as he made a number of outstretched catches.
Glennon accomplished 20 of 35 passes for 235 yards and two scores in his first begin since 2017.
Robinson continued his spectacular rookie marketing campaign, ending with 128 yards on the bottom.
Browns chief of employees Callie Brownson turned the primary lady to teach an NFL place group in a regular-season sport as she stuffed in for tight ends coach Drew Petzing. Petzing’s spouse, Louisa, gave beginning to the couple’s first baby Saturday.
Brownson made NFL historical past in the future after Vanderbilt soccer participant Sarah Fuller turned the primary lady to play in a Energy 5 convention soccer sport. Fuller dealt with a squib kickoff in Vandy’s 41-Zero loss at Missouri.
Browns: Security Ronnie Harrison injured a shoulder on the opening play towards his former workforce and was dominated out. The Jaguars traded Harrison to Cleveland days earlier than the season opener.
Jaguars: Defensive sort out DaVon Hamilton was carted off the sphere within the remaining minute with a knee damage. … Receiver Trey Quinn injured his proper hamstring on a punt return, his first play with the workforce, and was dominated out.
Browns: They keep within the AFC South and play at Tennessee subsequent Sunday. The Titans have received three straight within the sequence.
Jaguars: They play at Minnesota, which has received the final 4 conferences.
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