Plays that shaped a season: No. 10

January, 6, 2014
Jan 6
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Any season always leaves memorable moments and plays that linger. Taken together, they shape a season. We’ll take a daily look at the 10 plays that shaped the Cleveland Browns season every day for two weeks (Monday through Friday), starting today.

The play: (Tie) Jordan Cameron's game-winning touchdown reception against the Minnesota Vikings, and Josh Gordon's 95-yard touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The situation: Cameron’s catch was his third touchdown of the game, and it ended a game-winning drive led by Brian Hoyer to beat the Vikings. Gordon’s electrifying play put the Browns ahead of Jacksonville in a game they should have won.

The reason it mattered: For what they represent, because both players established themselves in 2013 as legitimate foundation players for the future. Cameron blossomed into an every-down tight end with good hands who can get down the field; his blocking improved all season too. Gordon’s touchdown made the first player in NFL history to have consecutive 200-yard games, and allowed him to display his rare combination of size, strength and speed. These two players give the Browns much of their hope for 2014 and beyond.

Pat McManamon

ESPN Cleveland Browns reporter

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