CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - It was a bit closer than some expected, but the Browns pulled out a road win over a bad team on Sunday afternoon in Jacksonville. Nick Chubb took a screen pass for a first down on a 3rd and 12 and that was all the Browns needed to run out the clock.
Chubb had a big day on the ground and Jarvis Landry had one through the air. Chubb went for 144 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries, Landry exploded for 143 and a score on eight catches.
James Robinson pulled the Jaguars to within two late in the game when he scored a touchdown, but the game-tying two point conversion was unsuccessful. Robinson ran for 128 yards on 22 carries.
The Browns jumped out to a 27-19 lead early in the fourth quarter when Chubb went in from one yard out.
The Jags scored the first points of the second half when they took advantage of a Harrison Bryant fumble. Tyler Eifert hauled in a two yard touchdown catch from Glennon for a 19-17 lead. Jacksonville went for two but did not convert it. The drive started on the Browns 30 yard line after Bryant fumbled. Former Brown Joe Schobert forced the fumble and Andrew Wingard recovered it.
With under two minutes to play in the first half Mayfield hit Austin Hooper for a nine yard touchdown pass, Mayfield’s second TD of the day. It capped off an eight play, 84-yard drive. Landry hauled in 40 yards worth of passes on the drive.
Jacksonville took their first lead of the day with 4:14 to play in the second quarter. Glennon hit Collin Johnson on a pass that he turned up field and took it down the sideline for a 46 yard touchdown. Johnson dove into the end zone, just keeping his feet inbounds on the play. It was Johnson’s second career score and gave the Jags a 13-10 lead.
The teams traded field goals in the second quarter. Aldrick Rosas connected on his second field goal of the day to pull the Jags to within 7-6. Mayfield responded by leading the Browns on a field goal drive of his own, it resulted in a Cody Parkey 24 yard field goal. Mayfield missed two throws late in that drive. He overthrew Rashard Higgins who was wide open in the end zone. Two plays later he put too much on a throw to Landry near the goal line. Landry’s might not have resulted in a score, but the throw to Higgins definitely cost them a touchdown.
Landry scored his first touchdown of the year on the Browns second drive of the game. Sparked by a big return from D’Ernest Johnson, Mayfield lead a five-play, 55 yard drive that ended with a five-yard touchdown pass to Landry. Mayfield passed for 51 of the 55 yards on the drive.