JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- For the second consecutive week, the Jaguars' opponent is dealing with a bit of turmoil.
Cleveland Browns defensive back T.J. Ward went on a rant against the offense following Sunday's 27-11 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, which was the Browns' sixth loss in their past seven games. On Monday, coach Rob Chudzinski talked to the team about not pointing fingers and several players, including linebacker D'Qwell Jackson, said Ward needs to do a better job of controlling his emotions.
Nothing major, but certainly not exactly an ideal environment heading into Sunday's home game against the suddenly surging Jacksonville Jaguars -- if winning two of the last three games can count as surging.
Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. ET and the game will be televised on CBS.
Here’s a look at the Browns:
Last week: lost to Pittsburgh 27-11.
Coach: Rob Chudzinski, first season 4-7).
Offensive coordinator: Norv Turner.
Defensive coordinator: Ray Horton.
Series record: Jaguars lead 9-5.
THREE PLAYERS TO KNOW ON OFFENSE
FB Chris Ogbonnaya: The Browns have really struggled to run the ball this season, even before they traded Trent Richardson to Indianapolis for a first-round draft pick. Ogbonnaya seems to be the flavor of the week now but he has just 31 carries for 196 yards.
TE Jordan Cameron: He has really blossomed as a tight end despite not playing the position until his senior year at USC in 2010. The 6-foot-5, 245-pound Cameron leads the Browns with 59 catches for 661 yards and six touchdowns. He has more than double the number of catches he had in his first two seasons combined (26).
WR Josh Gordon: He followed up a solid rookie season (50 catches, 805 yards, 5 TDs) by catching 54 passes for 988 yards and five touchdowns in just nine games (he was suspended for the first two games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy). He’s a big-play receiver, averaging 18.3 yards per catch and has 16 catches of 20 or more yards. He tied a club record with 14 catches and set a club mark for receiving yards in a game with 237 this past Sunday against the Steelers.
THREE PLAYERS TO KNOW ON DEFENSE
CB Joe Haden: Despite having a rough day against Pittsburgh’s Antonio Brown, Haden is having a Pro Bowl-caliber season. He neutralized Calvin Johnson (three catches, 25 yards) and A.J. Green (nine catches, 58 yards in two games) and has 40 tackles and one interception.
LB D’Qwell Jackson: The Browns’ defensive captain leads the team with 97 tackles and has 1.5 sacks.
LB Barkevious Mingo: The rookie from LSU leads the team with four sacks and has 26 tackles.
Starting quarterback Jason Campbell suffered a concussion against Pittsburgh last Sunday and it’s likely the Browns will start Brandon Weeden against the Jaguars. … Cleveland QBs have been sacked 12 times (for minus-59 yards) in the past three games.