Jaguars-Browns Capsule

Jaguars-Browns Capsule
November 27, 2013, 1:31 pm
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JACKSONVILLE (2-9) at CLEVELAND (4-7)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

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.

JAGUARS OFFENSE - OVERALL (32), RUSH (32), PASS (22)

JAGUARS DEFENSE - OVERALL (24), RUSH (29), PASS (18)

BROWNS OFFENSE - OVERALL (25), RUSH (28), PASS (16)

BROWNS DEFENSE - OVERALL (4), RUSH (6), PASS (5)

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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