Ezra Cleveland and other players who must shine for the Jaguars vs. Browns in Week 14

• Ezra Cleveland could start at left tackle for the Jaguars in Week 14

• He'll be one of 5 players who'll need to step up if they want to win

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2. Parker Washington

There were many lows in the loss to the Cincinnati Bengals but there were also a few highs, including the performance of Parker Washington, who entered the game when Christian Kirk got hurt in the first play of the Jaguars' opening drive.

Washington went on to log 61 yards and one touchdown on six receptions, which is impressive when you take into account that it was the first time this season (and in his NFL career) that he had snaps on offense.

With Christian Kirk scheduled to undergo core surgery, Washington will get an extended role in Jacksonville. He'll need to play the way he did on Monday Night Football, and if he does, the offense won't miss a beat, even if Trevor Lawrence isn't 100 percent.

1. Josh Allen

Outside linebacker Josh Allen was another bright spot, in what was an otherwise heartbreaking loss to the Bengals. While the rest of the offense struggled to finish tackles and stop Jake "Joe Burrow" Browning, Allen consistently made plays, including an interception off Tyler Boyd.

Allen is having a career season, and is one sack away from tying the franchise record of 14.5 Calais Campbell set in 2017. Don't be surprised if Allen has a monster game in order to surpass his mentor and get the record for himself. Also, he's a potential Pro Bowl candidate and a dark horse in the Defensive Player of the Year conversation.

This season, Allen has been a man in a mission, and it's hard to see him turning the switch off against Cleveland.

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