Browns 14, Jaguars 10
Turning point: After throwing an interception in the red zone during the third quarter, Browns quarterback Colt McCoy rebounded by connecting with wide receiver Josh Cribbs for a 3-yard touchdown pass with 12:15 left in the fourth quarter. It proved to be the game-winning touchdown, because the Browns’ defense kept the Jaguars out of the end zone in crunch time.
Hero: McCoy. He not only redeemed himself after being picked off, but he also didn’t miss a snap despite hurting his throwing shoulder in the first half and aggravating it later. He completed 17-of-24 passes (70.8 percent) for 199 yards and a touchdown with one interception. His passer rating was 92.2.
Goat: Jaguars rookie quarterback Blaine Gabbert. He led the Jaguars down the field in the clutch, but he couldn’t finish. His final two passes fell incomplete in the end zone, and his last one was off target and virtually impossible for his target, wide receiver Mike Thomas, to catch.
Key stat: With Chris Ogbonnaya’s 1-yard run into the end zone, the Browns scored their first touchdown at home since Oct. 2 against the Tennessee Titans.
Bottom line: The Browns escaped with a win in the type of bizarre game they have become known for losing.
— Nate Ulrich