CLEVELAND (AP) - Eric Mangini's first season - warts and all - with Cleveland is in the books. He can only hope it was good enough to get him a second.
Jerome Harrison rushed for 127 yards and a touchdown and Josh Cribbs ran for a TD as the Browns beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 23-17 on Sunday, giving Cleveland its first four-game winning streak since 1994 to push Mangini into an uncertain offseason with momentum to fight for his job.
While the Browns (5-11) ended their season on a high, they ended Jacksonville's razor-thin AFC playoff hopes.
The Jaguars (7-9), who had to win and needed four other teams to lose just to qualify, will have the months ahead to ponder what went wrong.
They dropped their last four games.