CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) – Cecil Shorts caught a 20-yard touchdown pass from Chad Henne with 40 seconds left, rallying the Jacksonville Jaguars to a 32-28 win over the Browns on Sunday.
The loss overshadowed a record-setting performance by receiver Josh Gordon, who returned from a head injury and finished 10 catches for a team record 261 yards. According to STATS, Gordon is the first player in NFL history to have consecutive 200-yard games. He had 237 in a loss last week against Pittsburgh.
The Browns (4-8) had taken a 28-25 lead on Brandon Weeden’s 95-yard TD pass to Gordon with 3:55 remaining.
But, Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne drove his team (3-9) 80 yards in nine plays for the winning TD. On 3rd-and-9, he lofted a perfect pass to the left corner for Shorts, who had beaten cornerback Joe Haden to get open. Shorts got both feet down in the end zone before tumbling out of bounds. It was a dream moment for Shorts, who grew up in Cleveland.