Final

Jaguars 20

(9-3, 5-2 away)

Browns 14

(4-8, 3-3 home)

1:00 PM ET, December 4, 2005

 

1 2 3 4 T
JAX 3 0 17 020
CLE 0 14 0 014

Top Performers

Passing: C. Frye (CLE) - 226 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: G. Jones (JAX) - 27 CAR, 103 YDS

Receiving: B. Edwards (CLE) - 5 REC, 86 YDS, 2 TD

Jacksonville (8-3) at Cleveland (4-7)

Jacksonville (8-3) at Cleveland (4-7) Sunday 1:00 pm EST

CLEVELAND (Ticker) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars' playoff hopes are now in the hands of David Garrard.

Garrard makes his first start of the season in place of the injured Byron Leftwich on Sunday when the Jaguars meet the Cleveland Browns.

Riding a four-game winning streak - their longest since an eight-game run in 1999 when they last made the playoffs - the Jaguars watched Leftwich go down early in last Sunday's 24-17 victory at Arizona with a broken bone in his ankle.

Leftwich is expected to miss four to six weeks, leaving the job to Garrard, who has made three career starts since being drafted by the Jaguars in the fourth round in 2002.

When Leftwich was injured last season, Garrard split his only starts, completing 32-of-53 passes for 327 yards and two touchdowns with an interception.

Garrard takes over a Jaguars team that has the wild-card lead in the AFC and is trying to sweep a three-game road trip following wins over Tennessee and Arizona.

After taking over for Leftwich in last week's 34-27 victory over Arizona, Garrard completed 12-of-26 passes for 115 yards. He also rushed for 62 yards, including a 16-yard touchdown in the first quarter.

First-year Browns coach Romeo Crennel also has questions to answer at quarterback. He has to decide whether to stick with veteran Trent Dilfer or turn things over to rookie Charlie Frye, a third-round pick from Akron.

Dilfer completed 23-of-35 passes for 214 yards and one touchdown with two interceptions as the Browns lost at Minnesota, 24-12, last week. He also lost a pair of fumbles.

Matchup to watch: Jaguars wide receiver Jimmy Smith, who had seven catches for 70 yards last week, against right cornerback Leigh Bodden.

Series: The Jaguars lead, 7-2.

Next week: Cleveland visits Cincinnati, December 11 Jacksonville hosts Indianapolis, December 11

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Passing Leaders

JacksonvilleCMP%YDSTDINT
C. Henne60.632411314
B. Gabbert48.848117
ClevelandCMP%YDSTDINT
J. Campbell56.82015118
B. Weeden52.8173199

Rushing Leaders

JacksonvilleCARYDSAVGTD
M. Jones-Drew2348033.45
J. Todman762563.42
ClevelandCARYDSAVGTD
W. McGahee1383772.72
C. Ogbonnaya492404.90

Receiving Leaders

JacksonvilleRECYDSAVGTD
C. Shorts6677711.83
A. Sanders514849.51
ClevelandRECYDSAVGTD
J. Gordon87164618.99
J. Cameron8091711.57

Team Averages & NFL Ranks

TEAM OFFENSETEAMPER GAME AVERAGE
Total YardsJAX
 
 322
CLE
 
 284
Yards PassingJAX
 
 199
CLE
 
 190
Yards RushingJAX
 
 122
CLE
 
 94
TEAM DEFENSETEAMPER GAME AVERAGE
Yards AllowedJAX
 
 291
CLE
 
 317
Pass Yds AllowedJAX
 
 184
CLE
 
 179
Rush Yds AllowedJAX
 
 107
CLE
 
 138

Head to Head Matchups (Since 2001)

Series tied 2-2
Dec 8, 2002JAX 20, CLE 21
Dec 16, 2001JAX 15, @CLE 10
Sep 30, 2001JAX 14, CLE 23