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Broncos at Jaguars third quarter recap

The Denver Broncos defense asserted itself in the third quarter as Denver extended their lead to 20-7 over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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The Denver Broncos opened up the second half with the ball and it took only two plays for Teddy Bridgewater to go deep to Courtland Sutton for a huge 55-yard gain to the Jacksonville Jaguars 17-yard line.

Two plays later, Bridgewater found Noah Fant in the middle of the field who turned it up breaking a tackle to get into the end zone for the touchdown.

Broncos 17, Jaguars 7.

The Jaguars next drive was obliterated with another third down sack by Von Miller that forced an immediate three and out for Trevor Lawrence and the Jacksonville offense.

Bridgewater took a sack on first down to start the Broncos next drive, but Javonte Williams broke like a million tackles as he bulldozed his way to a 16-yard gain on second down.

The Broncos interior offensive line crumbled as Bridgewater took another sack for a massive nine yard loss. He found KJ Hamler for a five yard gain. On third and 14, Bridgewater stepped up in the pocket to evade pressure to find Sutton for a ten yard gain. It was short, so Denver had to punt it away.

Turnovers have been nonexistent in this game until the Jaguars next drive. They started out with a couple of nice runs, but a Lawrence pass was picked off by Kareem Jackson who stepped in front to take the ball away from the wide receiver.

Starting from their own 49-yard line, Bridgewater had his pass tipped, but Sutton was able to snag the ball off the turf for an 11-yard gain. Sutton would back it up with another nine yard reception on the next play to get the ball down to the Jaguars 31-yard line.

From the shotgun, Bridgewater didn’t like what he saw and took off outside for a short gain and another Broncos first down. The drive would stall from there to setup another Brandon McManus field goal attempt.

Broncos 20, Jaguars 7.

The Jaguars began their next drive with a holding penalty followed up by a Broncos neutral zone infraction from Dre’Mont Jones. The free first down wouldn’t matter as the Jaguars would be punting four plays later. Trevor Lawrence is seeing Von Miller in his face almost every play at this point in the game.