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Sportsbook makes Denver a 28-point favorite against Jacksonville

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Denver needed 51 points to escape with a three-point win at Dallas on Sunday.

But that doesn’t mean that Denver will not be a simply overwhelming favorite in Week Six against 0-5 Jacksonville.

The LVH Las Vegas Hotel and Casino made Denver a 28-point favorite against Jacksonville in Week Six, according to the sportsbook itself and multiple point spread monitoring sites.

At the very least, this is the biggest point spread for an NFL game since 2007, when New England was favored by 25 points, per Marc Lawrence’s 2013 Stat and Log Book, a record of recent line history.

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42 Responses to “Sportsbook makes Denver a 28-point favorite against Jacksonville”
  1. joetoronto says: Oct 6, 2013 8:16 PM

    Well, Denver’s defense will look good next week.

  2. ahoythereskip says: Oct 6, 2013 8:17 PM

    “At the very least, this is the biggest point spread for an NFL game since 2007, when New England was favored by 25 points”

    Ummm… 28 is bigger than 25, last I checked.

  3. shadowcell says: Oct 6, 2013 8:18 PM

    so you’re saying I should bet the farm on Jacksonville?

  4. thegonz13 says: Oct 6, 2013 8:28 PM

    Peyton will have this one in the books midway through the second quarter.

  5. ghostofgilchrist says: Oct 6, 2013 8:29 PM

    Since 1976, there have been 9 teams favored by 20 or more….8 of them failed to cover.

    You’re welcome…

  6. seahawkgoat says: Oct 6, 2013 8:29 PM

    Seems a bit low

  7. socalavsfan says: Oct 6, 2013 8:30 PM

    ahoythereskip
    Oct 6, 2013, 5:17 PM PDT
    “At the very least, this is the biggest point spread for an NFL game since 2007, when New England was favored by 25 points”

    Ummm… 28 is bigger than 25, last I checked.”

    Not sure what is incorrect here or the point you are making

  8. rodh32340 says: Oct 6, 2013 8:31 PM

    I guess Vegas is figuring Denver will give Manning the day off?

  9. kremis says: Oct 6, 2013 8:32 PM

    That’s nothing, the Steelers were 7 point underdogs this week…. And they had a bye! Ha

  10. bobbyhoying says: Oct 6, 2013 8:36 PM

    Really? In Jacksonville Denver is a 49 point favorite.

  11. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Oct 6, 2013 8:36 PM

    Bet the house on Denver. 28 is not near enough for Jacksonville. Hell, my Rams even beat them.

  12. stealthjunk says: Oct 6, 2013 8:37 PM

    To put things into perspective, in 5 games this season Jacksonville has scored as many points as Denver did today.

  13. dirtysouthironmen says: Oct 6, 2013 8:40 PM

    I like to look at the positive. At least my Jags won’t be a bigger underdog the rest of the season.

  14. eaglesfan036 says: Oct 6, 2013 8:44 PM

    I’d say a better point spread would be 35.

  15. ahoythereskip says: Oct 6, 2013 8:45 PM

    socalavsfan says:

    “Not sure what is incorrect here or the point you are making”

    Well, the statement in the original article is meaningless unless the line mentioned is BIGGER, not smaller, than the Jags-Broncos line.

    You could say things like

    “At the very least, this is the biggest point spread for an NFL game since 1976, when the Steelers were favored by 7 in the Super Bowl.”

    Yes, technically that is a correct statement, but it’s still meaningless and a mistake.

  16. arrowhead816 says: Oct 6, 2013 8:51 PM

    Remember the unbeaten 2011 Packers came into KC…..in the NFL you have a chance. I’ll be rooting for the Jags. Denver’s defense was exposed today.

  17. tennesseeoilers says: Oct 6, 2013 8:53 PM

    Makes complete sense. That said, don’t be surprised when the Jags put up more than 30 points against that Denver “defense.”

  18. conner87 says: Oct 6, 2013 8:54 PM

    I just hope he doesn’t pick on my favorite safety in the league, Jonathan Cyprien…too much.

  19. wearethesteelers says: Oct 6, 2013 8:54 PM

    ghostofgilchrist says:
    Oct 6, 2013 8:29 PM
    Since 1976, there have been 9 teams favored by 20 or more….8 of them failed to cover.
    ______________________________

    None of those teams were the 2013 Jaguars. These are extreme circumstances.

  20. conner87 says: Oct 6, 2013 8:54 PM

    Meant to say Peyton, not he…..

  21. seahawkgoat says: Oct 6, 2013 9:03 PM

    socalavsfan –

    It’s technically correct, but a mistake? I’m sorry, but the original sentence is correct, meaningful, and also not a mistake. It is the biggest line SINCE the 25 point spread. It is also a bigger line than 25 points.

    Baaaa

  22. ahoythereskip says: Oct 6, 2013 9:14 PM

    seahawkgoat:

    It’s also the biggest line SINCE the Giants were favored by 3 in the 1 pm game today.

    It makes no SENSE to say something like that. In order for the statement to be meaningful, it has to be the biggest line SINCE a bigger line, not a smaller one.

    Go back and try to understand.

  23. seahawkgoat says: Oct 6, 2013 9:24 PM

    Ahoythereskip -

    You can’t just selectively leave out words to make try to make your point. The author said the line is, AT THE VERY LEAST, THE BIGGEST IN THE NFL SINCE THE 25 POINT SPREAD. Why is that so hard to understand?

    Try again skipper

  24. jimbo75025 says: Oct 6, 2013 9:29 PM

    Personally, I would take Denver and the points unless PM crashes his Buick and breaks his right arm or chokes on Papa Johns during the week.

    I suppose it kind of depends if Peytons arm gets tired or if he wants to start giving the backup some work in the second quarter or not though.

  25. seahawkgoat says: Oct 6, 2013 9:29 PM

    ahoythereskip -

    So if Peyton Manning passed for 550 yards today, the author couldn’t say “That’s the most yards a quarterback has thrown for since player x in year y”? because the same statement could be said against a low yardard total made by another player today?

    Complete and utter nonsense

  26. titansbro says: Oct 6, 2013 9:39 PM

    Must be foreign & doesn’t quite understand the nuances of the English language. Better to just let it go.

  27. jollyjoker2 says: Oct 6, 2013 9:52 PM

    A good loser league pick! Yea!

  28. sagatti says: Oct 6, 2013 9:59 PM

    That’s funny… Now all of a sudden Denver can’t play D. One bad game.. Tell you what I’ll take Denver with no D before I’d take ANY of these other squads… just think.. champ and Miller are coming back soon.. Well be fine… Just fine..

  29. abninf says: Oct 6, 2013 10:01 PM

    So Dallas would have been a 25 point favorite.

  30. seahawkgoat says: Oct 6, 2013 10:01 PM

    I want to kick a puppy

  31. seahawkgoat says: Oct 6, 2013 10:07 PM

    This is my final attempt to explain it to you, squid. Let’s use substitute examples – my math teacher used to do the same thing when we were working with unknown variables (x=cow or x=10, doesn’t matter)

    One could say that today was the hottest day since yesterday, and that may be true. But if you were to say that today is the hottest day since Aug 10, 1893, that is also true, correct, meaningful, and actually carries more weight than the first sentence.

    You also cannot fit the round peg into the square hole. There’s all sorts of things to learn out there

  32. darkneptune73 says: Oct 6, 2013 10:10 PM

    Watch the Broncos pull their starters after the 1st quarter because they’ll already be beyond 28 points.

  33. bennyb82 says: Oct 6, 2013 10:11 PM

    Apparently they only think Denver is going to score 28…

  34. rdav29 says: Oct 6, 2013 10:41 PM

    So you’re saying there’s a chance…

  35. eagles512 says: Oct 6, 2013 11:16 PM

    I’m with ahoy in this argument.

  36. ohnoflorio says: Oct 7, 2013 12:14 AM

    This guy arguing about the highest spread since whenever is dumb. He is the dumbest person since Paris Hilton. Now Hilton wasn’t as dumb but he is the dumbest since her.

  37. dobberdubinsky says: Oct 7, 2013 4:17 AM

    seahawkgoat says:

    You also cannot fit the round peg into the square hole. There’s all sorts of things to learn out there

    ———–

    What if the round peg is smaller than the square peg?

  38. hjworton46 says: Oct 7, 2013 7:29 AM

    Obv Blackmon is a threat but who’s throwing him the ball ?…..oh sh…

  39. pftfannum1 says: Oct 7, 2013 7:43 AM

    Even if Manning and company cease to score for whatever (mercy) reason, the Jags offense will manage to score for the Broncos. Take one on the house!

  40. jcjaguar says: Oct 7, 2013 8:53 AM

    I hate Gene Smith…carry on.

  41. spankygreen says: Oct 7, 2013 3:41 PM

    By God, I’m going out on twig, not the more popular limb. I think the Jags will show up and give Ole Peyton the what for……….

    But down at the betting parlor, I’m still picking Denver by half a hundred!!!!!

  42. hieusha says: Oct 7, 2013 6:36 PM

    ahoythereskip wrote:
    “At the very least, this is the biggest point spread for an NFL game since 2007, when New England was favored by 25 points”

    Ummm… 28 is bigger than 25, last I checked.

    My attempt at an explanation for ahoy:
    Ummm… It means that since 2007 no team had been favored by OVER 25 points UNTIL NOW (28 points that is).

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