Weeden Starting as Browns Take on Jaguars
CLEVELAND, Ohio — After laying back-to-back eggs to divisional opponents and hopes of a playoff berth seemingly gone, the Browns (4-7) again turn to embattled quarterback Brandon Weeden as they host Jacksonville Sunday afternoon.
The now last place Browns have turned the ball over eight times in their last two games; a 41-20 beat down at the of the Bengals, and a home stinker, losing to the Steelers 27-11 last Sunday.
Weeden replaced an injured Jason Campbell and finished 13 of 30 for 209 yards, a touchdown and an interception while also fumbling once.
It will be his first start since he got the call against the Packers on October 20.
“I know that he has the backing of his teammates,” coach Rob Chudzinski told reporters in Berea this week. “The type of guys that we have in the locker room, their support for him, they want to win and everybody realizes that Brandon needs to play well, as everybody does.”
The Jags (2-9) roll into town with a bit of a swagger.
They have won two of their last three games, both road victories. Gus Bradley’s first win as Jags coach came back on November 10 when they survived Tennessee 29-27. Then last week they were mistake-free and handled the Texans 13-6.
Maurice Jones-Drew helped Jacksonville control the clock, as he rushed for 144 yards.
Kick-off is set for 1 p.m. from FirstEnergy Stadium.
FOX 8’s P.J. Ziegler will have all the highlights and post-game reaction from the locker tonight on FOX 8 News at 10. As always, there will be a full recap here on FOX8.com.
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