The Cleveland Browns have surprised a few teams in the 2010 NFL season much like their opponents for November 21st, the Jacksonville Jaguars. A good running game cures most issues on the football field and the Cleveland Browns are running behind their big man, Peyton Hillis. With Hillis opening up the middle and deep routes Colt McCoy has had some good looks while under center for the Cleveland Browns.
The Cleveland Browns are coming off of a heart breaking loss against the New York Jets and the Jacksonville Jaguars were on the other side of the spectrum in their last second win against the Houston Texans. Cleveland still has a solid running game and they could generate a sustained driving attack on the Jacksonville Jaguars defense.
Cleveland Browns Offense vs Jacksonville Jaguars Defense
Peyton Hillis and the threat of Joshua Cribbs are the driving forces of the Cleveland Browns offense. Colt McCoy may be along for the ride but all he has to do is remain mistake free. Eric Mangini, the head coach of the resurgent Cleveland Browns, has pinned his hopes on his smash mouth style of offense and it may be the best method of operation for this teams makeup.
The Jacksonville Jaguars defense is holding their own against the run. They are allowing 120 yards per game on the ground but their pass defense is giving up over 260 yards through the air. Rookie Larry Hart will have to fill a large gap on the defensive line with Aaron Kampman being lost for the season with a torn ACL in practice. The Cleveland Browns offense will have the edge running the ball at this weakened Jacksonville Jaguars defense.
Jacksonville Jaguars Offense vs Cleveland Browns Defense
David Garrard, the Jacksonville Jaguars starting quarterback, has shown flashes of greatness this season but the lack of production of Maurice Jones-Drew has hurt this team. The run blocking on the offensive line has been an issue this season but Garrard has been able to buy time in the pockets and complete passes. Jones- Drew is averaging less than 100 yards per game but the Jacksonville Jaguars running game is averaging almost 130 yards on the ground as a unit.
The Cleveland Browns defense has been a solid unit all season long and their run defense has been their strong suit. The Cleveland Browns are allowing just 105 yards per game on the ground and they are average against the pass allowing 240 yards. Eric Wright was getting smoked on every series at the beginning of the season but now he has picked up his game and has played well in pass situations. The Jacksonville Jaguars offense and the Cleveland Browns defense is a wash.
Cleveland Browns vs Jacksonville Jaguars -3: Pick Against the Spread & Breakdown
The M Resort in Las Vegas has made the Jacksonville Jaguars a three point favorite over the visiting Cleveland Browns. The Jacksonville Jaguars have played at a higher level on their home field and both teams enter this game with even records against the spread. This game will come down to David Garrard hitting his open receivers and moving the ball on the Cleveland Browns. Take the Jacksonville Jaguars -3 over the Cleveland Browns.
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