Jacksonville Jaguars at Cleveland NFL Betting

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

NFL betting on Sunday includes a matchup in Cleveland as the Browns host the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Jaguars may not have much motivation since they can’t make the playoffs while Cleveland has actually played well and covered the football betting odds in recent weeks. Here is a look at this matchup between the Jaguars and Browns.

NFL betting last week saw Jacksonville get routed by New England 35-7 while Cleveland won 23-9 over Oakland. The Jaguars were in playoff contention until getting run over last week in the NFL betting loss to the Patriots. "It was embarrassing," Jacksonville safety Sean Considine said, "When a playoff spot is on the line, and the opportunity is in front of you, it’s hard to believe we got physically handled like that." The Jaguars have collapsed down the stretch, losing their last three and four of their last five. "We were in the front seat for the playoffs and we just fell apart," said running back Maurice Jones-Drew. "I don’t understand how we as players can do that."

On the other side of this NFL betting matchup, the Cleveland Browns are actually coming into this game pretty happy. Jerome Harrison rushed for 148 yards as the Browns beat Oakland 23-9 in NFL betting. Head coach Eric Mangini was though to be on his way out but the team might be playing well enough to save his job. Football betting statistics indicate that the Browns have won three straight for their first three-game winning streak since 2007. "I’m happy with the way things have been going," Mangini said, "I’ve seen progress from the group. It is a process. To see this is a real positive." There is no question the Browns are a threat in NFL betting now. They have played far better in recent weeks and could get a lot of action from those people looking at football betting odds. "We see it as we’re moving in the right direction," said Harrison, “If my number is called, I just try to make the best of it, whether it’s running, blocking, catching whatever it may be."

Jacksonville has won six of the last nine in this NFL betting series but they are just 4-4-1 against the football betting line in those games. The teams met two years ago in Jacksonville and the Browns came away with the 23-17 football betting win.

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