Rapid Reaction: Browns 23, Jaguars 17

October, 26, 2008
10/26/08
10:53
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Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

Perhaps the Cleveland Browns enjoy the turmoil?

After one of the most eventful weeks in recent memory, and for all the wrong reasons, the Browns still showed enough resolve to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars on the road 23-17.

This ranks right up there with the surprising win at home against the New York Giants. Cleveland hadn't been asked about the Jaguars all week, who were patiently waiting to pounce on the Browns during a week that included a high-profile suspension and then non-suspension of tight end Kellen Winslow Jr.

But Cleveland quarterback Derek Anderson continued his up and down season with a solid performance, throwing for 246 yards and a touchdown. The Browns led for most of the game and held off a late Jacksonville rally to improve to 3-4.

Cleveland has an AFC North showdown with the Baltimore Ravens (4-3) at Browns Stadium next week with a chance to suddenly get back in the hunt.

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ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter

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