With a straight face, Peyton calls the Jaguars a good football team

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Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has been in so many commercials that he’s learned a lot about acting. Which is coming in handy this week as he acts like beating the Jaguars on Sunday is going to be a challenge.

Manning stood before reporters and said that the 0-5 Jaguars, who have been outscored by double-digit margins in all five games, are going to be a tough opponent for the 5-0 Jaguars.

“We’re playing a good NFL football team,” Manning said. “I don’t look at anything besides what I see on the tape on defense, and I see a team that’s stingy in the red zone, I see some offenses that have made some really good plays against them, that have been hard to defend. Certainly, you know, it’s a team with a lot of pride.”

The Broncos opened as 28-point favorites against the Jaguars, the biggest point spread in NFL history, but Manning doesn’t think the Broncos have anything to celebrate about their first five games.

“We have a lot of things we’ve got to improve on,” Manning said. “A lot of mistakes that we made in that game in Dallas. Certainly some good things that we’re building on but there are still plenty of mistakes, things we can correct. It’s actually not hard in my opinion to watch the tape and be pleased with some of the things that we’ve been doing but be motivated to correct some of the mistakes.”

The Broncos would have to make a whole lot of mistakes on Sunday to make the Jaguars look like a good football team.