Broncos-Jaguars: Week 6 Game Capsule

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Robert Ayers

Two teams at the opposite ends of the spectrum meet in Denver this Sunday. The undefeated (5-0) Broncos host the (0-5) Jacksonville Jaguars in a 2:05 pm MT kickoff aired by CBS. Ian Eagle will handle the play by play, Dan Fouts will add his biased and unwanted commentary and Shannon Sharpe will be there to keep them in line.

Since 1990, when the current 12-team playoff format was adopted, 36 of the 40 teams (90 percent) that started 5-0 advanced to the postseason. That 90% figure will undoubtedly cause the rivers in Broncos Country to overflow Orange.

The Jaguars led the series 5-3, have won the past 3 and 5 of past 6 meetings between these two teams. Jacksonville’s new head coach Gus Bradley will be facing the Broncos for the very first time and Denver head man John Fox holds a 1-1 record against the spotted kitties.

Last week the Jags lost 34-20 in St. Louis to the Rams, while Denver traveled to Dallas and left with a 51-48 Road win over the Cowboys.

NOTES

 

JAGUARS

  • QB CHAD HENNE (9,799) needs 201 passing yards to reach 10,000 career.

  • Last week, RB MAURICE JONES-DREW (10,076) became the 3rd Jaguar to reach 10,000 career scrimmage yards (FRED TAYLOR, 13,632; JIMMY SMITH, 12,286). MJD has 64 career rush TDs, most in club annals. In his past 2 games vs. Denver, Jones-Drew is averaging 111.5 rushing yards per game.

  • WR JUSTIN BLACKMON had 5 catches for 136 yards (27.2 avg.) with a TD in his season debut last week and posted his 2nd career 100-yard receiving game.

  • WR CECIL SHORTS is averaging 82.2 receiving yards per game in 2013.

  • TE MARCEDES LEWIS has 3,224 career receiving yards, 3rd-most in franchise history.

  • Since 2010, DE JASON BABIN is tied for 4th in NFL with 39.5 Sacks.

  • LB PAUL POSLUSZNY leads the team with 47 Tackles in 2013.

  • DE ANDRE BRANCH recorded his 1st Sack of the season last week.

 

BRONCOS

  • Have won 16 consecutive regular-season games, longest-active streak in NFL.

  • Denver has scored 230 points in 2013, most by team through 1st 5 games of season in NFL history.

  • QB PEYTON MANNING has 20 TD passes in 2013, most ever through 1st 5 games of season. Passed for 20 TDs before 1st INT, longest streak to start season in league history. Since joining Broncos in 2012, Manning is 10-1 (.909) at home with 36 TDs vs. 3 INTs & 122.8 rating. For career vs. Jax., Manning is 14-5 (.737) with 99.8 rating.

  • RB KNOWSHON MORENO aims for a 3rd consecutive game with a rushing  Touchdown.

  • WR DEMARYIUS THOMAS has 260 Yards After Catch this season, most in AFC. Pro Football Focus says that Demaryius is the league leader in yards and Touchdowns from Wide Receiver screens. He has caught nine screens so far for 144 yards and two Touchdowns.

  • WR WES WELKER (799) needs one catch to reach 800 career. He aims for his 8th game in row with a TD (dating back to ’12). Wes has 23 catches for 226 rec. yards w/ TD in past 2 games vs. Jax. (w/ NE).

  • TE JULIUS THOMAS (6) is tied for 3rd-most TD catches by a Tight End through the team’s first 5 games of season in NFL history.

  • The Bronco Defense leads the NFL in fewest rush yards per game (69.6).

  • LB SHAUN PHILLIPS aims for a 3rd straight game with at least 1 Sack.

  • LB DANNY TREVATHAN posted his 2nd Interception of the year last week.

  • DE ROBERT AYERS has career-best 4.5 sacks in 2013.

The Wise Guys in Las Vegas have the Broncos favored by 27.5 points with the Over/Under set at 53.5 total points.

The Weatherman forecasts Sunny skies with a temperature range of 35/64f.

Go Broncos!

– Kaptain Kirk

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