Road trap? Jaguars can't overlook winless, hungry Browns

Lynette Rowe
November 18, 2017

Days before the start of the 2016 season, NFL Network analyst and former Ravens coach Brian Billick suggested that the Browns could go 0-16. It's just our job to do what we have to do for this Browns team. Asked about playing in potential 30-degree temperatures and snow Sunday, Fournette on Thursday said, "I'm not looking forward to playing in the snow, playing in the cold". "I sleep in the heat". That's just how I grew up. "I have to get ready, that's all".

Fournette grew up in New Orleans and played at LSU so his cold-weather football experience is limited to just one game: The Tigers' 17-0 loss at Arkansas on November 15, 2014 in Fournette's freshman season.

IN THE TRENCHES: Jacksonville's offensive style is from a bygone era: run first, pass when necessary.

Through the first two months of the 2017 season, the Browns are 0-9. The opportunity to play is motivation enough for this football team. Cincinnati ran 17 times for 29 yards in Week 9, and the Los Angeles Chargers finished with 87 yards on 30 carries last week.

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"He's understanding what we're asking, how to get completions, how to take shots", Hackett said. It won't keep him from playing, he said. "They just let their four or five guys rush the quarterback and they seem to make some plays".

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Dede Westbrook has great expectations heading into his potential National Football League debut on Sunday against the winless Cleveland Browns. The 2016 Biletnikoff Award victor from Oklahoma was placed on injured reserve following core muscle surgery in early September, but has practiced the past two weeks and is ready to go.

Westbrook, who was a fourth-round pick in the 2017 draft, could slide into the lineup with fellow wide receiver Allen Hurns ruled out with an ankle injury.

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