Blake Bortles was hit hard by DeMarcus Ware on second down as he tried to run a bootleg and the ball landed incomplete. On third down and seven, Bortles would have his pass broken up by Darian Stewart to force the three and out.
Paxton Lynch on first down threw it deep down the field to Emmanuel Sanders, but it floated on him which allowed defenders to catch up and break the pass up. Devontae Booker was blown up on the second down run for a loss of one to setup a third and 11.
Sanders caught the next Lynch pass well short of the sticks to force the Broncos second three and out of the game. Riley Dixon pinned the Jaguars inside their own five yard line, so the battle of field position had flipped to favor the Broncos thanks to Raymond’s big punt return.
This time the Jaguars run game got some good yardage on first and second downs to setup a third and one, which the Jaguars easily converted. An eleven yard gain on a screen pass converted the next first down for the Jaguars.
The Jaguars begin to run it down the Broncos throat, with another two solid runs for a first down to move them out to their own 43 yard line. The Broncos run defense stiffed somewhat on the next two runs to force a third and four try for the Jaguars.
Bortles, with Von Miller all over him, chucked it up to Bradley Roby who would return it 51-yards for the touchdown.
Broncos 17, Jaguars 3.
The Jaguars went back to trickery, but this time Shaquil Barrett blew it up for minimal gain. An incompletion from Bortles forced a third and nine. Chris Harris Jr. broke up the third down pass to force another three and out.
A run for no gain and a pass from Lynch to Thomas setup a third and short. From the shotgun, Booker took the handoff for a loss of a yard and a fourth down.
From their own 30 yard line, the Jaguars got nothing on their first run, but Marquis Lee made a nice sideline catch for twelve yards and a first down. A seven yard swing pass set the Jaguars up nicely only to have it wiped out by a false start penalty.
A screen pass to T.J. Yeldon for a first down moved the Jaguars past midfield.
After a loss of two on the next play, Bortles would scrambled out of pressure to throw the ball away. On third and 12, Von Miller jumped offsides making it a bit easier for the Jaguars. Bortles escaped pressure from Miller again to run for seven yards and the first down.
After a short run, Talib was called for one of the most ticky tack calls of the year to give up an automatic first down and putting the Jaguars into field goal range. After a short run, the quarter came to an end.