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Christmas miracle: Browns get 1st win of season

On the second-to-last National Football League weekend of the year, Cleveland fans got totally something unexpected Saturday. The Browns responded with an Isaiah Crowell eight-yard rush to tie the game at seven. Winning the game probably boosted morale a bit and it also helped the hapless Browns avoid the humiliating "Perfect Season 0-16 Parade" planned for January 7. They survived injuries to quarterback Robert Griffin III (concussion) and cornerback Joe Haden (neck) and nine sacks by the Chargers (5-10).

San Diego Chargers kicker Josh Lambo missed a last second field goal wide right. Kessler connected on a huge first down completion to fellow rookie Corey Coleman with under three minutes remaining the game. Then, on third-and-four from the San Diego 42-yard line, Griffin completed a 17-yard pass to running back Duke Johnson, Jr.

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So the Browns victory means the 2008 Detroit Lions remain the only team in National Football League history to go 0-16 in a season.

The Browns didn't wait for Christmas morning to open their unexpected, desperately desired present. And there is still the possibility the San Francisco 49ers win another game and leave the Browns with the top pick. Going 0-16 is not only demoralizing for the fans, but it is for the players as well.

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