Denver Broncos vs Jacksonville Jaguars
Sunday – December 4 – 12:00 pm
EverBank Field – Jacksonville – Florida
Records Before the Game
Denver Broncos (7-4, 3-2 Away)
Jacksonville Jaguars (2-9, 1-4 Home)
The Broncos have looked like a lost kid in a crowd. But they are 7-4 go figure. They still have a chance to make the playoffs but they struggle on offense which keeps the defense on the field way too long to get any results. It’s very difficult trying to make defensive stops when tired. This week Trevor Siemian, Casey Kreiter and Bennie Fowler are out. Injuries and questionable starters makes it difficult to game plan against teams trying to keep the defending champs out of the playoffs. Let’s take a look at the reserves playing in key position for this contest. In the last five games the Broncos have won three of them.
Why you shouldn’t watch this game
There’s a better game on FOX that’s more interesting than this one. The NFC games are better than the AFC.
Why you should watch this game
The Broncos is playing this year’s draft pick Paxton Lynch this week. Maybe he can give the Broncos a lift on offense.
Offensive Game Plan
Rookie Devontae Booker has to be the work horse this week. The Jaguars allows 96.3 yards on the ground and he needs to establish himself early. The offense hurts the defense because the quick 3 and outs keeping the defense on the field for the majority of the game. Paxton Lynch has to manage the game, but take his chances through the air. Gary Kubiak uses a run first philosophy and in this case he should stick to that plan.The Jaguars defense gives up an average of 249 yards per game to opposing offenses. So passing the ball won’t be a challenge for the Broncos.
Defensive Game Plan
Blake Bortles is the key. He’s a Jekyll and Hyde type quarterback. One week he looks as if he’s the second coming of Brett Farve and other games he looks like Ryan Leaf. The Broncos defense has to apply pressure and get him to make plays not run them. Pressure coming off the edges forces him to make bad decisions. The Jags running game is null and void so there’s no worry there. It’s the passing game that the defense has to shut down. This should be a cake walk for the guys this week.
I’m taking the Broncos to win this one easily. It doesn’t matter who’s playing quarterback this week. Just run the ball. I’m taking the Broncos by 10 this week. They will cover no problem!