Denver Broncos Must Not Fall Victim To Being The Heavy Favorite

By Tylor Walden
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No matter who the opponent is, the Denver Broncos must play their game.

Today, the Broncos play the Jacksonville Jaguars in a game that has the biggest spread in recent NFL history. However, the Jaguars’ coaching staff has probably reminded their players that they should not worry about the spread and go out their and play their game.

It may not be much of a Jaguars’ game, but Denver can’t fall victim to a monumental upset. A game that comes to my mind is Appalachian State‘s monumental upset over the Michigan Wolverines on the road back in 2007. The Broncos can’t allow that to happen. In order for Denver to move to 6-0 on the year, they must play their game and throw Jacksonville off theirs. I believe it is very important to not let Jacksonville hang around the entire game. Letting an underdog hang around for a long period of time gives them the idea that they can win the game. Denver needs to score early and often to keep Jacksonville out of the game.

In my years of watching the game of football, I have noticed that momentum can go a long way in deciding the game. If the Broncos make mistakes (which has been rare this season), the Jaguars can play off that turnover or mistake and turn the tables in a big way. Denver must limit mistakes and not look past Jacksonville just because they are 0-5 and are a team reeling and nearly powerless.

I know on paper that the Broncos have a huge advantage in almost every statistical category and are clearly a more dominant team than the Jaguars, but you also must remember that anything can happen on any given Sunday.

Tylor Walden is a Denver Broncos writer for Follow him on Twitter @TylorDWalden, “like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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