The Denver Broncos and the Jacksonville Jaguars meet Sunday in NFL action from EverBank Field. Denver is coming off a week one game versus the Giants. The Broncos were able to pull off a 14-point win to kick the season off with a victory. As for the Jaguars, they couldn’t handle the Texans in a 16-point defeat. Check back all season long for free NFL picks at Sports Chat Place.
Denver had a slim 10-7 lead at halftime in their opener game versus the Giants, but then outscored New York 17-6 from there in a 27-13 victory. Denver put up 420 yards of total offense during the win.
Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater put up 264 yards with two scores on a 28-of-36 line in week one. Melvin Gordon led the rush with 101 yards and a TD on 11 carries, and Jerry Jeudy had 72 yards with six grabs to lead the receivers.
Over on the Jaguars’ side, their week one experience didn’t go so well. Jacksonville limped into the break with a 27-7 deficit and things didn’t get much better from there. Despite two second-half TDs the Jags fell 37-21 to the Texans for their first loss.
Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence was a mixed bag with 332 yards, three TDs and three interceptions on a 28-of-51 line. Carlos Hyde notched 44 rushing yards on nine carries, and DJ Clark had 86 yards and a score on three grabs.
PICK: I’m going to try the Broncos here. Denver looked pretty good on the ground as they protected their lead in week one, notching 165 rushing yards and 24 first downs with a nice 3-for-3 on fourth-down tries. The Broncos only punted twice as well.
As for the Jaguars, they were playing from behind most of the game and couldn’t catch a well-rounded Houston offensive attack. The good news is that Jacksonville only allowed one sack, but the mistakes (three picks, 10 penalties, etc.) were too much to overcome. This should be an interesting matchup but I still think it’s Denver’s cover to take.