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Miller scores first two NFL touchdowns

##### Browns rely on run game

The Browns opened the game with rushes on five of their first six plays and that trend continued throughout the game.

Quarterback Derek Anderson completed seven of 11 passes for 86 yards. It marked the fewest attempts by a Jaguars opponent in franchise history and tied for the fewest completions (11/17/96 at Pittsburgh; 12/3/00 vs. Cleveland). The 86 passing yards were the fewest since the 2007 season-opener at Tennessee when the Titans managed only 68 net passing yards.

"We knew going in they were going to run the ball," safety Gerald Alexander said. "They've been running the ball on teams the last four weeks and that's why they have been getting those wins. They run the ball really well. They do a lot of misdirection, stretching outside, and they have athletic linemen who can get to the next level. They do a great job in their scheme and I think they finally found out what they can do well. It equaled out to wins in the end."

In fact, Anderson misfired on a pass with two minutes left in the first half and didn't attempt another pass until the 9:51 mark of the fourth quarter. During that stretch, the Browns ran the ball 18 straight times.

"It's tough, the worst way to lose as a defense," Alexander said. "It's will against will. The passing game is more schematic, holes up in zones or you can beat one-on-one in man. A rushing attack is man on man, getting off blocks and making tackles. It's tough to lose that way."

16 degrees at kickoff

##### Franchise-low 70 penalties

The Jaguars finished with a franchise-low 70 penalties on the season, surpassing the previous low of 76 in 2007, and 542 penalty yards. The Jaguars had only three penalties on Sunday. They were the only team in the NFL to not have a pass interference called against them in 16 games.

Thomas sets franchise-record

##### Rookies play major role in season finale

The Jaguars finished the season with a season-high six rookies in the starting lineup against the Browns. Eben Britton and Eugene Monroe started at the tackle spots and tight end Zach Potter made his first career start. On defense, cornerback Derek Cox, linebacker Russell Allen and defensive tackle Terrance Knighton were all in the starting lineup.

Cox records team-high fourth interception

##### Jones-Drew adds to rushing totals

Maurice Jones-Drew, who was named to the Pro Bowl last Tuesday, had 82 yards on 16 carries in the season-finale. Jones-Drew finished the season with a franchise-record 15 rushing touchdowns along with 1,391 rushing yards. The 1,391 rushing yards are the third-most in team history, trailing only Fred Taylor in 2000 (1,399) and 2003 (1,572). Jones-Drew's 312 attempts were the second-most in team history and he joined Taylor as the only players in franchise history with 300-plus rushes in a season. Additional notes on Jones-Drew include:

  • Finished with 365 offensive touches, the second-most in team history (393, Fred Taylor, 2003).
  • Moved into second place in team history for yards from scrimmage in a season with 1,765, trailing only Taylor's 1,942 yards in 2003.
  • Extended his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 51, the third-longest streak in team history.
  • Played in all 16 games for the third time in four seasons with his only missed game a coach's decision on December 30, 2007 at Houston.

##### Garrard makes 16th start of season; throws for two touchdown passes

Quarterback David Garrard started all 16 games for the second consecutive season. Garrard finished 22 of 39 passing for 202 yards with two touchdowns and one interception against the Browns. He hooked up with rookie tight end Zach Miller on touchdown passes of six and 15 yards. It marked his 19th career game with multiple touchdown passes and fifth game this season. Additional notes:

  • Finished the season completing 314 of 516 passes for 3,597 yards with 15 touchdowns and 10 interceptions for an 83.5 passer rating. He finished with the third-most completions and attempts in team history for a season.
  • Started his 32nd consecutive game on Sunday, the longest streak by a quarterback in team history.

##### Running the rock

David Garrard had five rushes for 40 yards on Sunday and established single-season career-highs with 77 carries for 323 yards. Garrard had 73 carries for 322 yards in 2008.

Spreading the ball around

##### Harrison finishes with 127 rushing yards

Browns running back Jerome Harrison was only the third opposing player to rush for 100-plus yards against the Jaguars this season. Miami's Ricky Williams and Tennessee's Chris Johnson also accomplished the feat. The Jaguars allowed 100-plus rushing yards in only eight of 16 games.

Knighton and Cox start all 16 games

##### Rookie tackle makes 15 starts

Right tackle Eben Britton started his 15th game on Sunday, the fourth-most in team history by a rookie offensive lineman. Brian DeMarco (1995), Maurice Willilams (2001) and Brad Meester (2000) started all 16 games as rookies. Britton was inactive on October 4 against Tennessee with a knee injury.

Jaguars without three starters

##### Potter sees first NFL action in starting role

Rookie tight end Zach Potter played in his first NFL game Sunday after spending most of the season on the club's practice squad. Potter, who started against the Browns, had one reception for three yards. He switched from defensive end to tight end with the Jaguars. He registered 28 tackles for loss and eight sacks in 50 career games at Nebraska.

Defensive ends suit up

##### Tidbits

  • Linebacker Daryl Smith was credited with a team-high 11 tackles while safety Anthony Smith had nine. Rookie linebacker Russell Allen led the team with two special teams tackles.
  • The Jaguars had five plays of 20-plus yards (four passes, one rush). The Browns had only two plays of 20-plus yards (one rush, one pass).
  • Linebacker Justin Durant started his career-high 13th game on Sunday. Defensive tackle Montavious Stanley played in his 15th game, surpassing his previous high of 14 games in 2007 with Atlanta.
  • Cornerback Tyron Brackenridge played in all 16 games for the first time in his career. Brackenridge's previous high was 13 games as a rookie with Kansas City in 2007.
  • Long snapper Jeremy Cain played in all 16 games for the first time in his career.
  • Defensive end John Henderson started 15 games in 2009, the sixth time in eight seasons he made at least 15 starts.
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