Sunday, November 29, 2020, TIAA Bank Stadium, Jacksonville, Fla., 1 p.m. ET
Browns at Jaguars Betting Preview: Browns (-6.5/-105), Jaguars (+6.5/-115)
The Browns (7-3) will go for their third win in a row when they visit the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday afternoon. Cleveland is coming off back-to-back wins against the Houston Texans and Philadelphia Eagles, both of which took place on its home field.
Now the Browns go back on the road, where they are 2-2 this season. Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield has thrown for 1,850 yards, 15 touchdowns and seven interceptions heading into Week 8. He is aiming for his fourth game in a row without an interception.
Nick Chubb paces the Browns’ ground attack. He has eclipsed 100 rushing yards in back-to-back games. Teammate Kareem Hunt had a rushing touchdown last week and will try to top 70 yards from scrimmage for the fourth time in five games.
At 1-9, the Jaguars have the worst record in the NFL of any team not named the New York Jets. Jacksonville won the season opener and has lost nine in a row since then, including a 27-3 setback last week against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Uncertainty at quarterback has been a big part of the Jaguars’ woes.
Gardner Minshew opened the season as starter before sustaining a thumb injury and giving way to rookie Jake Luton, and now journeyman Mike Glennon will make the start against Cleveland. Glennon has appeared in 29 career games, starting 22, and has thrown for 36 touchdowns and 20 interceptions.
Jaguars wide receiver DJ Chark could be Glennon’s top target in the passing game. Chark has 50-plus receiving yards in two of his past three games.
Browns at Jaguars Betting Pick for Week 12
The Browns are on a hot streak, and the Jaguars are in disarray. The switch to Glennon could stabilize the Jaguars’ offense a bit, but he never has proved capable of holding on to a starting job in the NFL. Look for Cleveland to keep rolling with its third win in a row and its eighth victory of the season.
Browns at Jaguars Betting Pick: Browns 27, Jaguars 13
Browns at Jaguars Best Bet for Week 12
Both teams could opt for a safe, run-first offensive game plan. The Browns are better in that category, as well as nearly every other category against the Jaguars. Look for a low-scoring game as Cleveland controls time of possession and strives to limit mistakes.
Browns at Jaguars Best Bet: UNDER 49.5 total points (-110)