Jaguars-Browns Capsule

Jaguars-Browns Capsule
November 27, 2013, 1:31 pm
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OPENING LINE - Browns by 7

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Jacksonville 3-8, Cleveland 5-6

SERIES RECORD - Jaguars lead 9-5

LAST MEETING - Browns beat Jaguars 14-10, Nov. 20, 2011

LAST WEEK - Jaguars beat Texans 13-6; Browns lost to Steelers 41-20

AP PRO32 RANKING - Jaguars No. 30, Browns No. 26.





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Jaguars lost first eight games - all by double digits - but have won two of three since bye week and are playing best ball of season. ... Jaguars haven't won consecutive games since 2010. ... Jaguars' defense held Texans to 218 yards and two field goals. ... Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew rushed for season-high 84 yards on 14 carries last week. ... Jaguars rushed for season-high 118 yards after getting 54 and 32 yards in previous two games. ... Making sixth straight start, Jaguars QB Chad Henne passed for 239 yards last week and no interceptions. ... Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts caught team-high eight passes for 71 yards last week. ... Jaguars have favorable schedule rest of way with only one game against team with current winning record. ... Browns QB Brandon Weeden returns to starting lineup after being benched twice this season. Weeden replaces Jason Campbell, who sustained concussion last week. ... Browns signed QB Alex Tanney earlier this week to back up Weeden. Tanney, best known for trick-shot video on YouTube, had been on Cowboys practice squad. ... Browns have dropped two straight, doing serious damage to slim playoff hopes. ... Browns WR Josh Gordon set team record with 237 yards receiving last week and tied team mark with 14 catches. Gordon needs 12 yards to reach 1,000 this season. ... Browns remain one win from matching 2012 total. ... Jordan Cameron's six TDs are second most in one season for TE in club history. Hall of Famer Ozzie Newsome had nine in 1979. ... According to STATS, CB Joe Haden tied for league lead with 16 passes defended. ... Browns have fourth-ranked overall defense after finishing 23rd last season.


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Texans - Team News
Andre Johnson - WR
Andre Johnson (ankle) remained limited in Thursday's practice. Johnson doesn't need full practices at this stage of his career. He's a solid WR2 for Sunday's game against the Titans.
Oct 23 4:37PM Read More
Jadeveon Clowney - LB
Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) said he'd be surprised if he doesn't play in Sunday's game... Clowney hasn't played since tearing his meniscus in Week 1. He says he plans to "push through" the soreness that's still in his knee. If the training staff lets...
Oct 23 11:41AM Read More
Andre Johnson - WR
Ryan Fitzpatrick admitted he "didn't get it to Andre [Johnson] nearly enough early"... Johnson finished with 5-77-0 on nine targets, but had just one catch for four yards through the first three quarters. After the game, coach Bill O'Brien said that Johnson...
Oct 23 8:03AM Read More
Brian Cushing - LB
Texans ILB Brian Cushing will miss at least one week with a knee injury. It's a blow to an already vulnerable Houston run defense, and a nice upgrade to Bishop Sankey's Week 8 matchup. Justin Tuggle and Mike Mohamed figure to start at inside...
Oct 22 8:32PM Read More
Andre Johnson - WR
Andre Johnson (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice. The Texans are limiting Johnson's reps coming off Monday night's loss. He'll remain a WR2 for Week 8 against the Titans.
Oct 22 5:22PM Read More
Arian Foster - RB
Arian Foster was limited in Wednesday's practice. The Texans listed Foster as "not injury related," but he missed practice time last week with a groin issue. Foster has a matchup with the Titans' No. 22 ranked run...
Oct 22 5:15PM Read More
Jadeveon Clowney - LB
According to, there's a "decent chance" Jadeveon Clowney (knee)... "He feels good," coach Bill O'Brien said Monday. "Well see how it goes this week in practice. We'll be able to make a determination pretty soon about whether...
Oct 21 3:58PM Read More
Garrett Graham - TE
Garrett Graham caught two passes for 24 yards in the Texans' Week 7 loss to the Steelers. Graham was targeted three times, but dropped the other. It can be considered one of Graham's better statistical games of the season, which obviously means he's nowhere near...
Oct 20 11:31PM Read More
Andre Johnson - WR
Andre Johnson caught five passes for 77 yards in the Texans' Week 7 loss to the Steelers on... Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins each saw a team-high nine targets. There was nothing special about Johnson's night. His biggest play was a 24-yard grab on a deep in route in...
Oct 20 11:25PM Read More
DeAndre Hopkins - WR
DeAndre Hopkins caught six passes for 108 yards in the Texans' Week 7 loss to the Steelers on... Hopkins and Andre Johnson each saw a team-high nine targets. Ryan Fitzpatrick threw it to whichever receiver was working against embattled Steelers CB Cortez Allen. ...
Oct 20 11:16PM Read More
Alfred Blue - RB
Alfred Blue rushed for 14 yards on five carries and caught an 11-yard touchdown in the Texans'... Blue was the vulture on the opening-drive 11-yard score after Arian Foster managed 59 rushing yards to get the Texans near the goal line. Foster is an every-down back,...
Oct 20 11:09PM Read More
Ryan Fitzpatrick - QB
Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 21-of-32 passes for 262 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception... Fitzpatrick played well for much of the first half, leading the Texans on three consecutive scoring drives to open the game. It was a train wreck thereafter. One play...
Oct 20 10:56PM Read More
Arian Foster - RB
Arian Foster rushed for 102 yards on 20 carries in the Texans' 30-23, Week 7 loss to the... Foster got off to a blazing start, rushing for 59 yards on the Texans' 94-yard opening touchdown drive, but was vultured by Alfred Blue for the 11-yard touchdown catch to...
Oct 20 10:47PM Read More
Jadeveon Clowney - LB
Jadeveon Clowney (knee) is inactive for Monday night's Week 7 game against the Steelers. Clowney's lateral agility wasn't where the Texans wanted it to be in pre-game warmups. He's been out since undergoing knee surgery after Week 1. Whitney Mercilus is...
Oct 20 6:09PM Read More
DeAndre Hopkins - WR
DeAndre Hopkins (hand) is probable for Week 7. The Texans listed Hopkins on the injury report, but his status was never in doubt. He'll be a WR3 for Monday night against the Steelers.
Oct 18 2:54PM Read More

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