It's the battle of the 3-6 teams in Cleveland this Sunday, as the Browns host the Jacksonville Jaguars and look to snap a three-game losing streak. They are heading into the most difficult part of their 2011 schedule, during which they'll face the Cincinnati Bengals once and the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers twice apiece.
Indeed, the Browns game against the Jaguars this Sunday might be considered one of the last truly winnable ones of the season. However, unfortunately, this doesn't mean much when you're coming off of a 13-12 loss to a Rams team that was 1-7 before they came to town.
Thanks to their ugly records and criticism from their respective fan bases, both teams need a win badly this Sunday. The Browns are one-point favorites on Sunday, likely due to the Jaguars' woefully bad road record and problems in the passing game.
It could be another low-scoring battle on Sunday, as two struggling teams fight to be the last man standing on what might be a very ugly day for weather and field conditions in Cleveland.
Here are five keys to the game for a Browns victory.