And they paid a huge price.
Jacksonville scored with 76 seconds left to escape with a 24-20 victory. Maurice Jones-Drew made the play of the game, taking a screen 75 yards to the 1-yard line with 2:00 left.
He caught the ball on the right, cut back to the left and ran through a slew of missed tackles. Shaun Rogers, Sheldon Brown, Eric King and T.J. Ward were among the guilty parties.
The Browns’ last chance came with 1:16 left from the 20-yard line, but they had no timeouts left after spending two after defensive confusion.
Colt McCoy completed four passes, but a deep seam route for tight end Benjamin Watson near the goal line was intercepted by Sean Considine at the 3-yard line with five seconds left.
Phil Dawson, who missed a pair of 51-yard field goals, gave the Browns a 20-17 lead with 2:46 on a 41-yarder. McCoy scrambled 17 yards to the 18 but came up limping. He remained in the game.
The Jaguars tied it at 17 with 3:34 left on a 14-yard pass to tight end Marcedes Lewis on third-and-goal. Lewis got open in the middle against backup safety Bubba Ventrone and dived the last yard.