The Jacksonville Jaguars will face off against the Cleveland Browns in Week 1 of the 2021 NFL preseason. Here are
You could argue that watching a preseason game isn’t as thrilling as watching one in the regular season because whether you win or lose, it won’t be reflected on the standings. Nevertheless, it gives several players the chance to get meaningful playing time in order to solidify their roster spot. For others, it will be one of their only opportunity to make a positive impression before the first round of cuts.
For the Jacksonville Jaguars, it represents another step forward in their rebuild. Head coach Urban Meyer and general manager Trent Baalke have spent the last few months making significant upgrades to their roster. The first game of the preseason will give the Jags the chance to show see much they have improved. It will also give quarterback Trevor Lawrence an opportunity to showcase the skills that made him the first overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski told the local media that quarterback Baker Mayfield won’t be suiting up Saturday. That leaves Case Keenum as the most likely starter and Kyle Lauretta as the number two. Meyer met with Jaguars players last Thursday and told them he expects a clean game and a winning attitude. Saturday’s game will give Jacksonville the chance to build chemistry and work out the kinks ahead of the regular season.
Jaguars vs. Browns odds for preseason Week 1
According to the latest odds from WynnBET, the Jaguars are 3-point favorites against the Browns at -120 (bet $120 to win $100). The moneyline has Jacksonville at -150 Cleveland at +130. That means that you need to bet $150 on the Jags to win $100 for a total payout of $250. On the other hand, if you bet $100 on the Browns, you would win $130 for a total payout of $230.
Also, WynnBET has the over-under for Saturday at 36.5 points at -110 (bet $110 to win $100 for a payout of $210).
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Jaguars vs. Browns viewing and streaming information
The matchup will take place at TIAA Bank Field at 7:00 p.m. EDT. It will be shown on the NFL Network and you can listen to it on WJXL AM 1010.
Jaguars’ next game and schedule
The preseason has been reduced to three games instead of four. In the second week of the preseason, the Jags will face off against the New Orleans Saints at the Caesars Superdome on Monday, August the 23rd at 8:00 PM EDT. Jacksonville will then wrap up the preseason on the road against the Dallas Cowboys. The game will take place at AT&T Stadium on Sunday, August 29th at 1:00 PM EDT.
The Jags will then fly to NGR Stadium to take on the Houston Texans in the first game of the regular season on Sunday, September the 12th at 1:00 PM EDT.