Denver Broncos at Jacksonville Jaguars - 9/19/21 NFL Picks and Prediction
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Jacksonville Jaguars (0-1) vs Denver Broncos (1-0)
Game Info: Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 1:00 pm (TIAA Bank Field)
Betting Odds: Jacksonville Jaguars +6 -- Over/Under: 45 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Denver Broncos will head on the road to face the Jacksonville Jaguars in week two of the NFL regular season. The top overall pick Trevor Lawrence will get his first start at home.
Denver came away with an impressive 27-13 victory on the road over the New York Giants in week one. They racked up 420 yards of total offense. Outside of a late 70-yard touchdown run by Melvin Gordon III, most of their production came through the air. Teddy Bridgewater completed 28-36 passes for 264 yards and two touchdowns. Denver maintained control of the ball, with 10 more minutes of possession than the Giants. The Broncos defense limited the Giants to 314 yards of offense and forced one turnover.
Trevor Lawrence looked like a rookie in the Jaguars’ 37-21-week one loss at Houston, tossing three interceptions and completing 54 percent of his throws. He did show resolve and threw for 332 yards and three touchdowns. After falling into a 14-0 hole in the first quarter, they had to abandon the run, so all the blame cannot be put on Trevor. DJ Chark Jr and Marvin Jones Jr both had over 70 yards and a touchdown each, which is encouraging sign for their top two wideouts. The defense was the big issue, as the Texans were able to move the ball with ease for a total of 449 yards. Penalties were also a concern for the young Jag’s, getting the yellow hankey thrown 10 times for 82 yards.
Denver is 5-5 ATS in their last 10 games, 4-6 on the money line, and the under is 6-4.
Jacksonville is 4-6 ATS in their last 10 games, 0-10 on the money line, and the over is 6-4.
Many expected the Jaguars to take a big step forward this season with Trevor Lawrence and Urban Meyer in town, but they did not show that in week one. The offense looked out of sync, and their defense was worse. Jacksonville showed potential, but potential does not win games. The Bronco’s defense was great in week one, and they may have Bradley Chubb and Von Miller together for the first time in almost two years. Teddy Bridgewater also appears poised to make the most of his chance as starter and has plenty of talented skill players around him. Look for Denver to keep this rolling. Give me the Broncos by a touchdown.