Hello folks! Mdierk’s back with this week’s "Unfinished Business". This week’s installment will cover the subjects of the crazy win in Dallas and Sunday’s opponent, the Jacksonville Jaguars. That game against the Cowboys was insane! Was there any defense to be had? Both sides had huge plays and it looked like a 15 round prize fight. 51-48 is a win still, but the defense had got to get healthy fast. Tony Romo looked all-world until the last two minutes of the game before Danny Trevathan snagged an interception to stop the Dallas momentum. There is so much to discuss with this game and I'm not sure I can give it the same justice that the rest of MHR is able to do. I'll give it a try at least. The Broncos were fantastic offensively with the exception of two turnovers that led to 14 points. Fortunately, the Broncos snagged two turnovers for 10 points to lock up the game. Peyton Manning had a pick for the first time this season and Eric Decker laid the ball on the turf as well. Manning's pass was under thrown, but had it been on target, I think Decker would be off to the races for potentially another score. The defense was so exasperating with so many big plays given up with many missed tackles. Much of this scoring came from Robert Ayers, Chris Harris jr and Wesley Woodyard leaving with injuries. I'm not sure if they will be healed by the Jaguar game, but they will be greatly needed by the Colts game. Having Von Miller away for this game almost cost Denver a win. Fortunately, Manning and the offense also lit up the Cowboys defense for the win. Knowshon Moreno was a beast out of the backfield with his receiving and rushing. My only knock on the offense was the calls of Ronnie Hillman running up the middle. Dallas stopped him multiple times. I don't see this as a good use of the speed back. Special teams were solid with Matt Prater nailing all of his field goals.
Now for the next game. The Jacksonville Jaguars come to Denver as a total disaster. They have only 51 points scored with only FIVE points at home. So far they have not had a close game other than the Rams game where they only lost by 14. Injuries have been pretty devastating with Blaine Gabbert not being available and first round draft pick Luke Joeckel going down with a broken leg this last week. Vegas has placed the point spread at around 28 which is one of the highest lines in decades. While this team comes in limping and in the running for the top draft pick, this is still an NFL team to not overlook. The Broncos should expect Champ Bailey to return to the lineup this Sunday. The key to stopping the Jags is to shut down Maurice Jones-Drew in the running game and shut down Justin Blackmon and Marcedes Lewis in the passing game. Since their offensive line is poor, this could be a good time to register some sacks and force turnovers and punts. As long as Denver takes care of the ball and keep the mistakes to a minimum. the Broncos should have an easy victory. That's all for now and GO BRONCOS!!!