The best team in the NFL beat the worst team in the NFL, as the Broncos improved to 6-0 and the Jaguars fell to 0-6. But this game was a lot closer than expected.
The Jaguars, who entered the game as 28-point underdogs, actually played a competitive game in Denver, and the final score of 35-19 was respectable. (Not to mention a winner for those who bet on the Jaguars with the points.)
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was fine, but his stats were far short of what he’s been doing so far this season. Manning completed 28 of 42 passes for 295 yards, with two touchdowns and one interception. Statistically, that was by far his worst game of the season.
The Jaguars’ offense had its moments, with Chad Henne going over 300 yards passing and Justin Blackmon having a huge day. Henne did throw two interceptions, and the Jaguars scored only one offensive touchdown, but they moved the ball effectively against the Broncos’ defense for much of the game.
There was never much doubt that the Broncos would find a way to win this game, but anyone expecting a blowout of epic proportions was incorrect. The Jaguars were overmatched, but they came to play.