Most of the intrigue as you watch Browns vs Jaguars game online free or live on CBS isn’t watching to see who wins. The 3-2 Cleveland Browns are on the road against the lowly 0-6 Jacksonville Jaguars, so the victor’s all but certain. Instead, the intrigue is whether Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel will get extended playing time against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Chances are, he will. Manziel fans have come to terms with seeing him watch the Browns game live from the sidelines rather than directing the action. But Manziel could see quite a bit of game time today, as the Browns could rest quarterback Brian Hoyer if Cleveland takes an early lead.
Browns QB Brian Hoyer has had a stellar season by most accounts, leading the Browns into “AFC contender” conversations that nobody predicted even three weeks ago. Hoyer has led the Browns to two straight wins, first a 25-point comeback win over the Tennessee Titans, then a 31-10 win last Sunday over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Last week Hoyer completed just 8 of 17 passes for 217 yards and a touchdown. The Browns’ saving grace was their third-ranked rushing game anchored by Ben Tate and Isaiah Crowell. Tate and Crowell had a combined 155 yards and three TDs last week.
Jacksonville has tested rookie quarterback Blake Bortles for the past four games, three as a starter. Bortles has 1,004 yards on the season and 4 TDs, but he also has two fumbles. Last week against the Titans, Bortles had the Jaguars close to their first victory of the year after finding Clay Harbor for a 20-yard TD with 37 seconds left. After recovering the onside kick, Bortles and the Jaguars had a shot, but Josh Scobee’s 55-yard field goal attempt got tipped, and the Jaguars lost 14-16.
If Johnny Manziel does play in today’s Browns Jaguars game, it will be interesting to watch how he performs. Remember, while Manziel slipped to the Browns with the 22nd pick, Bortles was the first QB chosen in the 2014 NFL draft.
Here are the vital stats you need to know as you prepare to watch Browns vs Jaguars game online free live streaming today:
- Kickoff for Today’s Cleveland Browns vs Jacksonville Jaguars game: 1:00pm EST / 10:00am PST
- Venue: Everbank Field (Jacksonville Jaguars are the home team)
- Who’s favored / point spread: the Browns are a 3-point favorite
- Live stream the Browns / Jaguars game on CBS Sports here
- Watch live free online on the DirecTV website here (requires an NFL Sunday Ticket subscription with MAX package)