So how did the previously 0-6 Jaguars upend the previously 3-2 Browns by a score of 24-6? Chalk it up to good, old-fashioned motivation.
“They wanted it more than we did,” rookie running back Terrance West said Tuesday, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
“We looked like the 0-6 team, and they looked like the 3-2 team,” West said. “That was the big difference. They just had more plays. The team that had the better plays, big plays are going to come out with a win, and that’s what happened yesterday. Their fans, they were in the game.”
Some think the absence of center Alex Mack, who suffered a season-ending broken leg the prior Sunday, kept the Browns from winning. West disagrees.
“I think we probably would’ve had more rushing yards if Alex Mack’s there, but the way the Jaguars played us, they wanted it more,” West said. “He probably wouldn’t have made a difference.”
The Browns face another winless team on Sunday who may want it more, especially since the Raiders face a murderer’s row of opponents for most of the rest of the season. Playing a team that just lost to the 0-6 Jaguars could give the 0-6 Raiders some real hope.