The Denver Broncos offensive occasionally appeared to be the same old offence, but two important drives in the second half ensured the victory and perhaps even Nathaniel Hackett’s employment.
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The Broncos and Jaguars announce their gameday inactives at 6:02 AM Mountain Time. No significant surprises in Denver. As veteran Marlon Mack will sit out his first game with the orange and blue while he gets acclimated to the playbook, Devin Ozigbo was elevated from the practise squad.
Russell Wilson had a difficult start at 7:46 AM MT. His first two passes were intercepted on the second attempt and both went straight to a defender. With a 22-yard touchdown pass to Evan Engram, Trevor Lawrence and the Jaguars took an early 7-0 lead on that short field.
8:04 AM MT: The first quarter ends with the Jaguars leading 7-0 but posing a threat in the end zone. Denver’s defence keeps extending this drive by making expensive mistakes.
After allowing a field goal, Russell Wilson and the Broncos offence exploded at 8:30 MT. Wilson trimmed the Jaguars’ advantage to three points by going 6 for 6 for 55 yards and a score. Jerry Jeudy received the TD pass shortly before the big score, a 25-yard pass play.
Due to a hip injury, Lloyd Cushenberry is doubtful to play again as of 8:55 AM MT. On the Broncos’ final drive of the half, he was injured.
Late in the first half, Denver had a chance to score again, but Wilson took a horrible sack at midfield, ending their efforts to tie the game. Jaguars lead 10-7 at the break.
9:26 AM MT: Russell Wilson led the Broncos 98 yards for a significant score and a 14-10 lead on the team’s opening drive of the third quarter. With three tremendous catches on the drive, rookie Greg Dulcich was responsible for 78 of those yards.
9:43 AM MT: With the Broncos leading 14-10 and the defence playing well, the third quarter comes to a conclusion. To give the defence some breathing room in the fourth quarter, another offensive score would be helpful.
10:15 AM MT: With the game in its final minutes, the Broncos were trailing 17-14 after allowing the Jaguars to score on a touchdown drive. At the two-minute warning, Wilson found KJ Hamler deep for a 47-yard gain, and three plays later, he raced for 10 more yards to give the Broncos a first and 10 at the Jaguars’ 18-yard line.
10:20 AM MT: With 1:43 left in the game, Latavius Murray ran back-to-back times to give Denver the lead after KJ Hamler took a sweep for 8 yards. The Broncos lead the Jaguars 21-17.
10:24 AM MT: In the last two minutes, K’Wuan Williams’ huge interception gave Denver the victory. Denver wins 21-17, improving their record to 3-5.
Both the Denver Broncos and Jacksonville Jaguars have losing streaks of four games and are 2-5. This season, one of these two teams will be able to rescue some water from their sinking ships.
There have been some verifiable speculations that Nathaniel Hackett, the head coach of the Broncos, may be dismissed if he cannot lead the club to victory this week. This rumour follows the less-than-optimistic remarks made by new owner Greg Penner about Hackett’s first seven games.
Penner said on Friday, “I believe in Nathaniel and truly want to see him flourish. He is a brand-new head coach. There are many new things to implement. We speak once a week, and I enjoy discussing the game with him. He has a great deal of passion. He is aware that we aren’t performing to our standards, but we still have high hopes for him in the second half.
Hackett’s career may end with this game, or he may be able to buy himself another week to turn things around quickly. Now it definitely seems like a week-to-week kind of situation.
On Sunday, October 30, 2022, 7:30 a.m., Mile High time, the game will kick off at Wembley Stadium in London, United Kingdom. Through ESPN+, you may view the game live stream.
I’ve teamed up with DraftKings Sportsbook to cover all of my picks on TallySight this season. Every week, I just can’t help but predict Broncos victories. My losing streak will eventually come to an end, and it will do so the same week the Broncos’ losing streak does. Let’s do it this week, shall we?
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