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Cleveland Browns vs. Jacksonville Jaguars 11/29/2020 NFL Picks, Prediction, and Preview

The Cleveland Browns visit the Jacksonville Jaguars on 11/29/2020 at 1:00PM.

Cleveland and Jacksonville face off in a critical regular season game as part of this unpredictable and chaotic 2020 NFL Season. Cleveland has a record of 7-3 this season. Jacksonville is 1-9 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Cleveland Team Defense Preview

Cleveland faces 6.6 plays per drive, this defense gives up 34.0 yards per drive, and opponents score 2.38 points per offensive possession. On 41.7% of defensive possessions, opponents find a way to come away with points, but 16.5% of the time, they force opposing offenses to turn the ball over. Defensive possessions start on average at opponent’s Own 30.0 and these drives usually take up 2:55 of time.

This defense holds opposing quarterbacks to a Quarterback Rating (QBR) of 94.6 and on 2.4% of passes thrown, it results in an interception. Cleveland has forced a sack rate of 6.7% this season.

We will get more situational with Cleveland and examine various situations. They have faced 125 third down attempts this season and opponents successfully turned the third down attempt into a first down 57 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 45.6%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have taken on opponents in 17 fourth down conversion attempts this season and opponents have converted 15 of these attempts, which comes out to a conversion rate of 88.2%. Defenses need to prevent possessions from reaching the Red Zone. They have allowed 41 Red Zone entrances this season and opponents successfully turned a Red Zone entrance into an End Zone celebration 24 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 58.5%.

Cleveland Team Offense Preview

Cleveland has run 6.2 plays per drive and this offense averages 33.8 yards per drive, and this offense puts up 2.17 points per drive. On 38.2% of offensive possessions, they find a way to come away with points, but 10.8% of the time, they are afflicted by the turnover bug. Their possessions start on average at their Own 28.6 and these drives usually take up 2:56 of time.

On 5.8% of passes thrown, it results in a touchdown and on 2.5% of passes thrown, it results in an interception. Cleveland has given up 15 sacks this season and this has resulted in 84 yards lost.

Cleveland rushed for 4.9 yards per carry and for 156.8 yards per game. This offense coughed up the ball 10 times this season.

Examining Cleveland in a few key offensive situations would be helpful in making judgments. They have navigated through 117 third down attempts this season and successfully turned the third down attempt into a first down 47 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 40.2%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have willingly and unwillingly encountered 15 fourth down conversion attempts this season and have converted 5 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 33.3%. It is critical for offenses to get the ball into the Red Zone. They have had 31 Red Zone entrances this season and have converted 21 of these attempts into Touchdowns, which comes out to a success rate of 67.7%.

Jacksonville Team Defense Preview

Jacksonville yields 6.0 plays per drive, they hold opponents to 36.4 yards per drive, and opponents score 2.66 points per offensive possession. On 48.7% of defensive possessions, opponents find a way to come away with points, but on 8.8% of defensive possessions, they force opponents to cough up the ball. Defensive possessions start on average at opponent’s Own 31.0 and these drives usually take up 2:51 of time.

This defense holds opposing quarterbacks to a Quarterback Rating (QBR) of 105.4 and on 2.3% of passes thrown, it results in an interception. Jacksonville has caused a sack rate of 2.5% this season.

Examining Jacksonville in a few key defensive situations would be helpful in making judgments. They have encountered 128 opponent third down attempts this season and opponents successfully turned the third down attempt into a first down 54 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 42.2%. There is nothing more pressure-packed than fourth down situations. They have had to wall up against 10 fourth down attempts this season and opponents have converted 7 of these attempts, which comes out to a conversion rate of 70.0%. Defenses need to prevent possessions from reaching the Red Zone. They have allowed 37 Red Zone entrances this season and opponents successfully turned a Red Zone entrance into an End Zone celebration 22 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 59.5%.

Jacksonville Team Offense Preview

Jacksonville has 6.1 plays per drive, they generate 31.1 yards per drive, and they score 1.84 points per offensive possession. On 33.3% of offensive possessions, they find a way to come away with points, but on 14.3% of offensive possessions, they find cough the ball up to the opponent. Their possessions start on average at their Own 27.4 and these drives usually take up 2:39 of time.

4.0% of passes thrown are touchdown passes by Jacksonville and on 2.9% of passes thrown, it results in an interception. Jacksonville has yielded 30 sacks this season and this has resulted in 182 yards lost.

They rushed for 4.5 yards per carry and for 97.3 yards per game. This offense coughed up the ball 10 times this season.

Let’s get situational with the Jacksonville and examine various situations. They have had 128 third down attempts this season and have converted 55 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 43.0%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have willingly and unwillingly encountered 17 fourth down conversion attempts this season and have converted 4 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 23.5%. It is critical for offenses to get the ball into the Red Zone. They have had 31 Red Zone entrances this season and successfully turned a Red Zone entrance into an End Zone celebration 19 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 61.3%.

The Cleveland Roster

The Players to Watch for Cleveland

Baker Mayfield QB 6-1 215

This season, Baker Mayfield has put up 1850 yards and 15 touchdowns. He has thrown 7 interceptions. He has a QB Rating of 89.7thus far this season. Baker Mayfield has thrown 7 interceptions this season.As a rusher, Baker Mayfield has 75 rushing yards, which puts him in the 54.55 percentile among Quarterbacks. He ran the ball as opposed to throwing the ball 28 times this season, which puts him in the 77.27 percentile. Has he hit paydirt as a runner? He has 0 rushing touchdowns this season.

Kareem Hunt RB 5-11 216

This season, Kareem Hunt has 644 rushing yards on 147 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He has 4 rushing touchdowns.As a receiver in the backfield, Kareem Hunt picked up 151 yards. He caught the ball as opposed to taking handoffs or catching laterals 22 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 4 receiving touchdowns this season.

Jarvis Landry WR 5-11 196

This season, Jarvis Landry picked up 471 yards. He caught the ball 38 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 0 receiving touchdowns this season.

Sheldon Richardson DT 6-3 294

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Cleveland, Sheldon Richardson has 24 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 4 times this season, which put him in the 91.82 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced nan fumbles this season.

Olivier Vernon DE 6-2 262

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Cleveland, Olivier Vernon has 13 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 5 times this season, which put him in the 78.45 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced 0.0 fumbles this season.

Andrew Sendejo FS 6-1 210

He is the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Cleveland, Andrew Sendejo had 40 tackles which puts him in the 77.54 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. Andrew Sendejo as a ball hawker was able to pick off nan passes this season, which puts him in the nan percentile among returning secondary position players this season.

Terrance Mitchell CB 5-11 191

Considered the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Cleveland, Terrance Mitchell had 35 tackles which puts him in the 86.96 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. Terrance Mitchell as a ball hawker was able to pick off 0.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 24.14 percentile among returning secondary position players this season.

The Jacksonville Roster

The Players to Watch for Jacksonville

Gardner Minshew II QB 6-1 225

This season, Gardner Minshew II has put up 1855 yards and 13 touchdowns. He has thrown 5 interceptions. He has a QB Rating of 94.4thus far this season. Gardner Minshew II has thrown 5 interceptions this season.As a rusher, Gardner Minshew II has 122 rushing yards, which puts him in the 69.7 percentile among Quarterbacks. He ran the ball as opposed to throwing the ball 25 times this season, which puts him in the 69.7 percentile. Has he hit paydirt as a runner? He has 1 rushing touchdowns this season.

James Robinson RB 5-10 220

This season, James Robinson has 762 rushing yards on 172 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He has 5 rushing touchdowns.As a receiver in the backfield, James Robinson picked up 249 yards. He caught the ball as opposed to taking handoffs or catching laterals 31 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 2 receiving touchdowns this season.

DJ Chark WR 6-4 198

This season, DJ Chark picked up 534 yards. He caught the ball 41 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 4 receiving touchdowns this season.

DaVon Hamilton NT 6-4 320

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Jacksonville, DaVon Hamilton has 13 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 1 times this season, which put him in the 51.82 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced 0.0 fumbles this season.

Adam Gotsis DE 6-4 287

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Jacksonville, Adam Gotsis has 9 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 0 times this season, which put him in the 10.34 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced nan fumbles this season.

Jarrod Wilson SS 6-2 210

He is the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Jacksonville, Jarrod Wilson had 20 tackles which puts him in the 24.64 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. Jarrod Wilson as a ball hawker was able to pick off 1.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 56.78 percentile among returning secondary position players this season.

Tre Herndon CB 5-11 185

Considered the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Jacksonville, Tre Herndon had 37 tackles which puts him in the 91.85 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 1 times this season. Tre Herndon as a ball hawker was able to pick off 0.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 24.14 percentile among returning secondary position players this season.

Cleveland Browns vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Cleveland Browns 25 Jacksonville Jaguars 23

Spread Pick: Jacksonville +7.5 -130 BetOnline
Moneyline Pick: Cleveland -287 SportsInteraction
Total Pick: Under 49.5 -104 Pinnacle Sports