TV Schedule: Sunday, Dec. 1, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
Stadium: FirstEnergy Stadium
Weather: High 40, Low 31
Line: Cleveland (-7)
After losing a tough rivalry game to the Pittsburgh Steelers a week ago, the Cleveland Browns look to seemingly be out of the AFC North title race. While there is still a fighting chance that they could win the division, the Browns look like a team that is a couple years away from seriously contending. Cleveland is led by quarterback Jason Campbell after Brandon Weeden and Brian Hoyer both got injured and he has looked relatively solid, passing for 933 yards and six touchdowns with just three interceptions. Josh Gordon doesn’t care who throws him the ball, because it seems like he catches everything, accounting for 988 yards and five touchdowns on 54 catches in 2013. Jordan Cameron has also been one of the best tight ends in the league, catching 59 passes for 661 yards and six touchdowns.
Winning two of the past three games is a trend that the Jacksonville Jaguars hope can continue in the coming weeks as they are just 2-9 on the season and no longer in last place in the AFC South. Jacksonville is led by quarterback Chad Henne who has been average at best in 2013, passing for 2,124 yards and a measly four touchdowns. It’s hard to win games when you have a hard time getting into the endzone as the Jaguars have, ranking last in the league in points per game with around 13 per contest. Cecil Shorts leads all wide outs with 58 catches for 700 yards and just one score while Maurice Jones-Drew has come on in the run game lately, rushing for 539 yards and five scores.
Defensively, the Browns have been extremely impressive this season, ranking in the top 10 in most major categories such as total yards, passing yards and rushing yards allowed per game. However, they rank 19th in points allowed per game, leading to their 4-7 record. The Jaguars rank 30th in the league in points allowed and 18th in passing yards allowed but rank 24th in total yards and 29th in rushing yards allowed per game.
PREDICTION: Jaguars 13, Browns 26