The Jacksonville Jaguars are hosting the Denver Broncos in week 13 NFL action on Sunday. All the information to tune into this game is listed below.
The Denver Broncos are facing a crossroad in their season. Do they have what it takes to overcome this and make the playoffs? Right now they are on the outside looking in. This week they face the Jacksonville Jaguars. Here are my three keys to victory.
Protect Paxton Lynch
It is looking more and more like rookie QB Paxton Lynch will get the start for the Denver Broncos. Starter, Trevor Siemian sprained his foot in practice earlier this week and is not healing well enough to start. If this is the case, Denver will need to play solid up front.
The last time Lynch started the Denver Broncos o-line got beat up by the Atlanta Falcons speed rush. The Jaguars have a similar style of defense. I would expect the Jags to attack in a similar style as did Atlanta. Gary Kubiak can protect his rookie QB in multiple ways.
He can do it with his play calling, keeping an extra man in to block, and establishing a well-grounded run game. If the Broncos are able to do this, they should be very successful on the offensive side.[embedit snippet=”Sean ads”]
Blitz Blake Bortles
The Denver Broncos are the 4th ranked defense in the NFL. They only give up an average of 313 yds/game. Their pass defense is still the best in the league (194 yds/game). This plays right into their hands.T
hey can disrespect the receivers of the Jaguars and blitz the heck out of Blake Bortles. Bortles is tied for first in interceptions with 13. He makes bad reads and throws into some ridiculous coverages. The Broncos secondary can take advantage of the Jacksonville offense this weekend.
Make Jacksonville beat you
Yes, I know that this is the object of every game. What I mean by this is that you have to make them make plays and show that they can beat you. The Jacksonville Jaguars should not have a chance against the Denver Broncos.
The Broncos defense alone can beat Jacksonville. The Broncos need to come out with an attitude that they can establish dominance and take over this game from the opening kickoff. Then if Jacksonville beats you, you made them beat you.[embedit snippet=”Sean ads”]
Denver is now in must-win situations the rest of the season. They will need to play a solid game on offense to beat Jacksonville. The defense will do its thing and should have no issues on Sunday. It is now time to see what Denver is really made of.
Date: December 4, 2016
Start Time: 1 pm EST
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Stadium: EverBank Field
TV Info: CBS
Live Stream: DirecTV Sunday Ticket