CLEVELAND -- The Jacksonville Jaguars overcame four deficits and quarterback Chad Henne threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Cecil Shorts with 40 seconds left Sunday to defeat the Cleveland Browns 32-28 on Sunday.
A pass from quarterback Brandon Weeden to wide receiver Josh Gordon covering 95 yards with 3:55 left gave the Browns their fourth lead of the day, 28-25, but they could not hold it.
The Jaguars have won three of their last four games and are 3-9. The Browns have lost six of their last seven and are 4-8.
The Jaguars trailed 21-20 at the end of three quarters. They took the lead when Weeden kicked the ball out of the end zone for a safety with 7:42 left in the fourth quarter after a bad snap and then expanded the lead 25-21 on a 25-yard field goal by Josh Scobee with 4:14 to play
Weeden threw two interceptions and lost one fumble in the final three minutes of the first half. The Jaguars converted each takeaway, getting a touchdown on the first interception and then a pair of field goals by Scobee. Scobee's 36-yard field goal on the final play of the second quarter gave the Jaguars a 20-14 halftime lead I a see-saw game.
The Browns opened the scoring on a 1-yard touchdown run by Willis McGahee on the Browns' first possession. It was the first time this season the Browns scored a touchdown on their opening drive.
Jacksonville tied the game the next time it had the ball with an 80-yard drive capped by an 18-yard touchdown pass from Henne to tight end Clay Harbor.
The Browns went back on top when Weeden threw a 21-yard pass to Gordon on their first possession of the second quarter. The score remained 14-7 until the Jaguars pounced on mistakes by Weeden near the end of the half.
The flood began when rookie safety Johnathan Cyprien jumped in front of a pass intended for Jordan Cameron at the Browns 44. He returned to the 27. The Jaguars moved to the 8 in two plays and then on third-and-one, Henne pitched the ball to running back Maurice Jones-Drew. Drew rolled right and tossed a touchdown pass to Marcedes Lewis.
An interception Dwayne Gratz and a fumble recovery by Sen'Derrick Marks set up the two field goals by Scobee.
The Browns regrouped at halftime and regained the lead on a 4-yard touchdown pass from Weeden to Greg Little for a 21-20 lead, but once again they failed to hold it.
NOTES: Jaguars backup RB Justin Forsett was inactive. ... Jaguars S Josh Evans was knocked out of the game with a shoulder injury. ... Rookie Darius Eubanks started at inside linebacker for the Browns because Craig Robertson (knee) and Tank Carder (shoulder) were inactive. ... WR Josh Gordon caught a pass for 42 yards on the Browns' first offensive play to push him over 1,000 yards for the season.