Escaping with a win: Cleveland Browns hold off Jacksonville Jaguars 27-25, improve to 8-3 on season

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Jarvis Landry had eight catches for 143 yards and a touchdown, while the running backs combined for another brilliant performance.

They made it much harder than they needed to, but a win is a win, after all.

The Browns barely hung on Sunday to beat the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars 27-25. It was a sloppy game for both teams, but as has been the case, all year, the Cleveland running backs got the job done.

Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt combined for 238 total yards and a touchdown, with Chubb in particular coming alive in the second half and delivering with a clutch catch and run on the final drive to ice away the final seconds. Adding to the offensive production, Jarvis Landry had his best game in a Browns uniform, catching eight passes for 143 yards and a score.

The Cleveland defense had its lulls, but did enough for the victory despite being without stars Myles Garrett and Denzel Ward, among others. The Jaguars had a chance to tie it late after a touchdown run by James Robinson, but quarterback Mike Glennon could not find an open receiver on the two-point conversion attempt.

At 8-3, the Browns have officially clinched their first non-losing season since 2007, and remain firmly in the AFC playoff race. It’s the team’s best start since 1994, which was also the year they won their last postseason game.

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