Wra­pup CHRIST­MAS GIFT: BROWNS GET FIRST WIN IN OVER A YEAR

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cleve­land» The Browns are win­less no more.

Cleve­land avoided that fate Satur­day by beat­ing the Charg­ers 20-17 for their first vic­tory in more than a year.

San Diego’s Josh Lambo missed a 45-yard field goal as time ex­pired, giv­ing the Browns their first win in 377 days.

When the kick sailed right, Cleve­land’s small crowd erupted in cel­e­bra­tion and Browns play­ers poured off their sideline as if they had just won the Su­per Bowl.

The Browns avoided be­com­ing the se­cond team to go 0-15, and no longer have to worry about join­ing the 2008 Lions as the only teams to lose all 16 games.

Cleve­land built a 10-point lead in the third quar­ter and hung on — de­fen­sive tackle Jamie Meder blocked a po­ten­tial ty­ing field goal with 3:49 left — to give coach Hue Jack­son his first win with the Browns. The win also snapped Cleve­land’s 17-game los­ing streak dat­ing to last sea­son.

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