The Jacksonville Jaguars (3-6) look to continue their winning ways this Sunday, Nov. 20, when they visit the struggling Cleveland Browns (3-6). The Jaguars have won two of their last three outings, including an upset of the Baltimore Ravens on Monday Night Football three weeks ago.
In the same span, the Browns have lost their last three games, failing to score more than 12 points in any of them. And prior to their losing streak, they managed a 6-3 victory against the Seattle Seahawks. The team is woeful offensively, averaging 14.6 points per game. That's actually better than Jacksonville's average (12.8 points per game), but the Browns regressed of late, whereas the Jaguars have improved.
Given the clubs' identical records and shared offensive ineptitude, it's no surprise the oddsmakers believe this game will be a close one. According to SB Nation partner OddsShark, the Jaguars opened the week as 1.5-point underdogs, but some outlets have the game as a pick 'em, some favor the Browns by one point, and another favors Jacksonville by one point.
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