JACKSONVILLE FL - NOVEMBER 21: Maurice Jones-Drew #32 of the Jacksonville Jaguars is chased down by Matt Roth #53 during a game agaisnt the Cleveland Browns at EverBank Field on November 21 2010 in Jacksonville Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
The Jacksonville Jaguars travel to Cleveland to take on the Cleveland Browns on Sunday and will be looking to turn in their first winning streak of the season. If the Jaguars can win on Sunday, they'll make it two wins in a row and could get some momentum going as their schedule moves forward. Rookie quarterback Blaine Gabbert looked a bit better against the Colts last week, actually leading a long touchdown drive capped off by a nice touchdown throw to Jarett Dillard. If he can put together back to back solid performances, it will be encouraging for the future.The Jaguars bested the Browns in their match up in 2010, but it wasn't easy. David Garrard hit Maurice Jones-Drew on a long screen pass that set the Jaguars up for the winning score. The Browns nearly came right back down the field however, but then rookie quarterback Colt McCoy was picked off at the end of the game. Both teams are different this season however. Both teams struggle mightily to put points on the scoreboard and both teams stink on the road.
In most books, the Jaguars are either a 1-point favorite or the line is even, after the Browns opening up as 1.5-point favorites. Here is what OddsShark had to say about the game:
OddsShark Staff - Jacksonville beat the league's worst team on the road last week and gets arguably the second worst in Week 11. The Jaguars visit Cleveland and they are 4-1 SU lifetime at the Dawg Pound. The Browns have scored 40 points TOTAL in their past four games and this one reeks of UNDER potential. The under is 6-1 the past 7 games when Cleveland is an NFL underdog.
The Browns have been rendered one-dimensional because their running backs can't stay healthy and it's in turn rendered their offense ineffective. Meanwhile, the Jaguars will be looking to hand the ball off to Maurice Jones-Drew to take advantage of a weak middle of the defense for the Browns.
Prediction: Jacksonville 17, Cleveland 13