I thought last week we entered the game with extreme optimism, but this week we’re even more optimistic about the Denver Broncos winning. Sure the Jacksonville Jaguars are a mess right now, but I still can’t get myself to break free of the last several years. I do think Denver will win, but that east coast early game still scares me regardless of the opponent.
Collectively, we have the Broncos trouncing the Jaguars in a 31-13 blowout road win. I’m really the only one individually who broke away from the blowout prediction. Still a win is a win and we all hope the Broncos win this week to advance to 2.0.
Broncos 24, Jaguars 19
While the final score may look close here, I think Denver is in command for the entire game they allow a late score by Trevor Lawrence to close the gap to make things look a little better for the home team. - Tim Lynch
Broncos 34, Jaguars 10
I don’t think Jacksonville has the horses to stop the Broncos passing attack, which will be enough of a threat to prevent Joe Cullen from loading the box consistently. I suspect we’ll see a lot of Bridgewater passes early give way to chunk plays on the ground in the second half.
Fangio’s going to give Trevor Lawrence fits with the way he disguises only to spin the safeties post-snap. The first overall pick will need to be decisive with where he goes in the quick game or risk Von Miller, Dre’Mont Jones and the Broncos pass rush ruining him. - Joe Rowles
Broncos 34, Jaguars 17
There is no reason the Broncos should lose this game. With turmoil in Jacksonville, and a rookie QB under center, Denver should win easily. There are a few questions to be answered on offense. Who will fill the void left by Jerry Jeudy? Will Courtland Sutton return to being Courtland Sutton? Are Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams a legitimate one-two punch? Can the offensive line get better push up front?
Even with all those questions, this should be a big game for the defense. The Broncos need to beat the teams they are supposed to beat. The Jaguars are one of those teams. The defense should feast on a rookie QB and a team with an identity crisis at head coach. Hopefully, this will be the game the D finds a way to score a defensive TD. This will be a big win. - Adam Malnati
Broncos 31, Jaguars 10
For whatever reason, Denver struggles in Duval County. That ends this weekend, and what should help is the strong Broncos Country contingency we should see for Sunday’s game. Bridgewater and the offense should build on the season-opening performance against New York and that will allow the defense to make life miserable for Lawrence and the Jacksonville offense. - Ian St. Clair
Broncos 31, Jaguars 7
The only reason I’m not putting the Broncos 10ish points higher is that they’ll spend most of the 4th quarter more concerned with getting off the field healthy than with further burying a defeated Jags team.
Lawrence racks up the one TD with a wow passing play early, but Jacksonville’s hope fizzles as Denver’s defense locks down and the offense rolls to consistent, scoring drives just like they did in New York. - Taylor Kothe