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Saturday primer: Immediate challenge


JACKSONVILLE – The challenge is clear, and Gus Bradley knows it.

Players know it, too, and have said as much in recent weeks. It was Bradley, the Jaguars' second-year head coach, who said it this week as the healthier-than-usual Jaguars prepared for their third home game of the 2014 regular season.

Improvement is great, and the Jaguars have improved in recent weeks.

Positives are great, too – and there have been those.

But with the Jaguars 0-6 for a second consecutive season, there is a step beyond positives, growth and improvement, and Bradley said the step is obvious.

"Our challenge is where we're at right now," Bradley said as the Jaguars (0-6) prepared to play the Cleveland Browns (3-2) at EverBank Field Sunday at 1 p.m. "There are some positive things, but obviously the one thing we're not getting is the 'Ws .'

"What we're building off of is we're getting closer and closer and closer, but we haven't done enough to earn it yet. That's what our team is trying to figure out.' What else can we do?'"

The Jaguars, after losing their first four games by double digits, lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers, 17-9, at EverBank two weeks ago before losing to the Tennessee Titans, 16-14, in Nashville, Tennessee, this past Sunday.

Rookie Blake Bortles has started the last three games for the Jaguars, throwing four touchdowns with seven interceptions while working with a receiving corps that has gotten healthier in recent weeks. After missing at least one of their front-line wide receivers in each of the first five games, all five of the top receivers – Cecil Shorts III, rookies Allen Hurns, Allen Robinson and Marqise Lee and second-year veteran Ace Sanders – are expected to play for a second consecutive week.

Running back Toby Gerhart will miss a second consecutive game with a foot injury, and Bradley said Friday the approach against the Browns at the position likely will be similar to what the Jaguars did Sunday at Tennessee. Rookie Storm Johnson started that game, carrying 10 times for 21 yards. Denard Robinson carried five times for 22 yards and Jordan Todman rushed for one yard on three carries.

Cornerback Alan Ball (ankle/knee), defensive end Andre Branch (groin) and tight end Clay Harbor (knee) were listed as probable on Friday's injury report and are expected to play Sunday.

Here's a look at the Browns-Jaguars coverage this week on



]( the Table: See which players and matchups to watch and so much more.[


]( Into Focus: Senior writer John Oehser's five things to look for during this week's matchup.[


]( Things: The 10 things the Jaguars must do to beat the Browns, according to Oehser.[


]( Locker Room: The latest update following the team's final practice of the week.



]( All Access: G Brandon Linder joins Jaguars analyst Jeff Lageman and WJXT 4 Sports Director Sam Kouvaris.[


]( Headlines: The top Jaguars headlines for the week.[


]( LIVE: This week's show had Cecil Shorts III as a guest and coverage from Blake Bortles' Wednesday press conference.[


]( Video Mailbag: Oehser answers fan questions.[


]( Fisch Press Conference: OC Jedd Fisch talks to reporters on Wednesday as the team installs its gameplan for the Browns.[


]( Few Good Minutes: K Josh Scobee joins Senior Correspondent Brian Sexton to talk about several topics.[


]( Babich Press Conference: DC Bob Babich discusses his plans to slow down the Browns.[


]( Mallory Press Conference: Special teams coordinator Mike Mallory discusses the team's return game.[


]( Room Friday: Lageman looks at some of the Jaguars' missed opportunities against the Titans.[


]("You-have-to-strain-to-get-better"/b6e8033d-cf18-477a-a746-f74b982d30f5)Gus Bradley Press Conference: Watch Head Coach Gus Bradley's final press conference before the Jaguars game.[


]( Your Opponent: With the Jaguars getting ready for the Browns, players answer questions about the City of Cleveland.[


]( the Jaguars: The final Inside the Jaguars before the team's game on Sunday.[


]( of the Round Table: Oehser, Sexton and Shadrick discuss several Jaguars topics heading into Week 7.[


]( Keys: Sexton goes to the Hyperscreen to break down the five keys to the game.



]( 15 Practice: Take a look at images from Jaguars practice on Wednesday.[


]( 16 Practice: Photos from the Jaguars' practice on Thursday.[


]( vs Jaguars Throwback Gallery: Images from previous matchups between the two clubs.[


]( Your Opponent Photos: Get a more in-depth look at the Jaguars' Week 7 opponent, the Cleveland Browns.

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