The two teams could not be more on opposite sides of the spectrum as the Broncos are undefeated and the Jaguars are yet to find a win. The Broncos make a strong case to be the top team in the entire NFL and the Jaguars will get no argument against them being the worst team in the NFL.
Las Vegas sports betting even recognized how lopsided this game is as they have the Broncos favored by 28 points, which by the way, is the largest spread ever posted by Las Vegas.
Entering Week 5, the Broncos lead the league with 489.8 yards and 46.0 points per game with an average margin of victory of 22.3 points. Along came the Dallas Cowboys and defied the odds of a blowout as the game came down to a field goal from Matt Prater for the win.
Manning is putting up unbelievable numbers as he’s already thrown for 1884 yards with 20 touchdowns and one mere interception. The Broncos organization and NFL records are being broken by the Broncos already this season and the team appears to be unstoppable.
Veteran running back Knowshon Moreno has taken over the backfield for the Broncos as he has rushed for 331 yards and four touchdowns. Moreno gives Manning’s arm a break, taking the pressure off for a bit, but more importantly Moreno is one of the best pass-blocking running backs in the league. Keeping Manning off the turf is essential to the Bronco’s success.
While one could go on and on about the Broncos and their tremendous success, one must not forget that the Jaguars are playing in this game as well.
Blaine Gabbert is expected to sit out with a hamstring injury and Chad Henne will take his place.
Henne went 7-for-13 for 89 yards and a score after entering last week’s game for Gabbert.
Henne is hoping to find success against a Broncos defense that allows an average of 347 passing yards against per game. Quite a bit of that is due in part to allowing over 500 yards against Tony Romo last week but the opportunity for Henne to succeed is there.
A major part of the chance of success Henne could see will depend on the play from receiver Justin Blackmon. In his return from a four-game suspension, Blackmon caught five passes for 136 yards and a touchdown. He provides Henne with another option in the passing attack alongside Cecil Shorts who leads the team in receiving yardage with 411 yards.
The Broncos are a sure bet to win the Week 6 contest but don’t be surprised if the stat line from Henne becomes monstrous. A porous defense from the Broncos and virtually no running attack from the Jaguars will give Henne tumultuous throwing opportunities.