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Short Story: Cecil Shorts catches 20-yard TD pass as Jaguars rally to beat Browns 32-28

  • Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew throws an 8-yard touchdown pass to tight end Marcedes Lewis in the first half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew throws an 8-yard touchdown pass to tight end Marcedes Lewis in the first half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)  (The Associated Press)

  • Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Clay Harbor (86) celebrates his 18-yard touchdown catch with Danny Noble in the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Clay Harbor (86) celebrates his 18-yard touchdown catch with Danny Noble in the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)  (The Associated Press)

  • Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne throws an 18-yard touchdown pass to tight end Clay Harbor in the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

    Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne throws an 18-yard touchdown pass to tight end Clay Harbor in the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)  (The Associated Press)

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 Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

On 3rd-and-9, Henne 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.

Henne drove the Jaguars (3-9) 80 yards in nine plays for the winning TD.

The Browns (4-8) had taken a 28-25 lead on Brandon Weeden's 95-yard TD pass to Josh Gordon with 3:55 remaining.

Gordon 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.

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