Winless no more.
After playing much better the last two weeks, the Jaguars finally came through today with a HUGE 24-6 win over the Cleveland Browns, who came into Sunday’s game riding high at 3-2.
The Jaguars defense dominated, pounding the Browns offense and QB Brian Hoyer, who had his worst day of the year, going 16 of 41 for 215 yards, throwing a late pick which sealed the win for Jacksonville after they went up 17-6.
The running game was weak as well for the Browns, as they ran 30 times for 69 yards, including 36 by Ben Tate. The Jags D gang tackled all day long, and it showed.
The Jags game plan was to run, and it paid off, as the Cats ran for 185 yards on 35 carries, with Denard Robinson running for a career-high 127 yards and a touchdown.
Blake Bortles threw three picks in the win, but was able to overcome them and with a defense that made big plays and a solid run game, the club gained their first win since December 5th of 2013.
Leading 6-0, the Browns went for it on a fourth down deep in Jags territory, and failed, turning the tide totally. The Jags hit a could big pass plays, and scored on a passing TD from Bortles to fellow rookie Allen Robinson for a 31-yard score to take a 7-6 lead at the half.
The second half the Jags laid the hammer on the Browns offense, and eventually the Jags offense was able to put the game away after Jordan Poyer fumbled a punt deep in Browns territory.
Robinson’s 8-yard TD run in the fourth quarter provided some cushion, and rookie Storm Johnson added a 4-yard scoring run a few minutes later – the exclamation point in Jacksonville’s third home victory in the last three seasons.