For what was supposed to be one of the most lopsided contests in NFL history, the Jacksonville Jaguars made it interesting for awhile on Sunday against the Denver Broncos. Although they never led in the contest, the Jaguars did get within two points of the high-flying Broncos right before halftime and gave their fans hope for the first time in a long time. Ultimately, it wasn’t meant to be and the Broncos took control of the contest and cruised to 35-19 victory, but you have to tip your cap to the Jags for their efforts.
Moral victories are certainly overrated in the world of sports, but when a team is 0-5 coming into a contest, you have to look for any positives that exist. While it’s possible that the Broncos overlooked the Jags in week six, there’s still no doubt that Gus Bradley‘s team showed tremendous heart. Going on the road to Denver and standing toe-to-toe with Peyton Manning and company is something to be proud of.
Perhaps this was the shot in the arm that the Jaguars needed in 2013. A week ago this team seemed destined to be the second squad in history to ‘run the table’ at 0-16, but now I’m not so sure that’s their destiny. They’ll head back home in week seven for a date with the San Diego Chargers in a game that now seems winnable. For fans of the winless Jags, that’s really all you can ask for at this point in the season.