Jacksonville Jaguars at Denver Broncos NFL Picks & Predictions 9/29/2019
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Broncos Stadium at Mile High
Joe Flacco and the Denver Broncos host the Jacksonville Jaguars at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on Sunday, September 29, 2019. Denver opens this game as 3-point favorites. The total opens at 38. The Jaguars are 1-2-0 ATS and 1-2-0 when betting on the total. The Broncos are 1-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 0-3-0 against the spread.
Key Jacksonville Jaguars Injuries
09/19/19 LB Myles Jack Concussion left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Denver
09/19/19 LB D.J. Alexander Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Denver
09/19/19 TE Josh Oliver Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Denver
09/08/19 QB Nick Foles Shoulder IR - designation to return
09/03/19 RB Alfred Blue Ankle IR
09/03/19 OL Ben Ijalana Shoulder IR
09/03/19 LB James Onwualu Knee IR
09/03/19 LB Jake Ryan Knee PUP
Key Denver Broncos Injuries
09/24/19 FB Andy Janovich Pectoral is questionable Sunday vs Jacksonville
09/24/19 LB Josey Jewell Leg is questionable Sunday vs Jacksonville
09/22/19 CB Bryce Callahan Foot is questionable Sunday vs Jacksonville
09/22/19 T Ja'Wuan James Knee is questionable Sunday vs Jacksonville
09/22/19 DE Derek Wolfe Ankle injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs Jacksonville
09/22/19 LB Joe Jones Triceps is questionable Sunday vs Jacksonville
09/22/19 RB Royce Freeman Shoulder injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs Jacksonville
09/11/19 WR Tim Patrick Hand IR
09/03/19 RB Theo Riddick Shoulder IR
09/02/19 G Nico Falah Achilles IR
09/02/19 TE Austin Fort Knee IR
08/23/19 QB Drew Lock Thumb IR
The last time they played, the Jacksonville Jaguars faced the Tennessee Titans and won 20-7. Leading the way at QB for the Jaguars was Gardner Minshew II who went 20/30 with 204 yards passing and tossed 2 touchdowns. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Leonard Fournette led the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 69 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for 66 yards by way of 15 carries which gave him an average of 4.4 yards per run. DJ Chark was the receiving yardage leader by earning 76 yards on 4 receptions. He had an average of 19.0 yards per catch for the game.
The Jaguars come into this matchup with a record of 1-2 for 2019. They are a low scoring offensive team in the division and they will need to step up if they want to have a good offensive output. For total yards, they currently sit at 10th in the AFC and 23rd among all NFL teams with 1,001 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Jaguars have compiled a total of 6 passing touchdowns and 0 rushing touchdowns. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the league averaging 19 points per contest, which has them at 23rd among all NFL teams. As a unit, they are averaging 91 yards on the ground per contest which is 4th in the AFC.
The Jaguars have one of the best defenses in the NFL, allowing 20.0 points per game ranking them 5th in the AFC. In terms of yards on the ground, Jacksonville is giving up 110.0 yards per game putting them 2nd among AFC South teams and 17th in the league. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.0 yards per rush ranking them 5th among AFC teams and 11th in the NFL overall. Overall, they have allowed 272 yards rushing through 3 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Jaguars have allowed 764 yards. Teams are completing 62.1% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.6 yards per try. They have allowed 3 passing touchdowns and 3 rushing touchdowns.
In the last game they played, the Denver Broncos went up against the Green Bay Packers and lost 27-16. Phillip Lindsay led the team in rushing for that game. He tore off a long run of 9 yards and he tallied 2 TD's in the game. He scurried for 81 yards by way of 21 carries which had him averaging 3.9 yards per tote. Courtland Sutton was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 87 yards on 5 receptions. He earned an average of 17.4 yards per catch for that game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Broncos was Joe Flacco who went 20/29 with 213 yards passing but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He walked away with 1 pick on the day.
The Broncos head into this game 0-3. Denver needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 111 rushing yards per game, ranking them 14th among NFL teams. As a unit, they have a total of 334 yards rushing through 3 contests, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Broncos average 342 yards per contest overall which has them at 20th in the NFL and 9th in the conference. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Broncos sit in 4th among AFC West teams and 30th out of all the teams in the league averaging 15.3 points per contest.
The Broncos are giving up 22.3 points per contest ranking them 3rd in the AFC West and 17th in the NFL. Their pass defense is one of the middle of the road groups in the league. They are giving up 205 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Broncos currently sit at 3rd among AFC teams. They have conceded 2 passing touchdowns for this season. When it comes to points allowed, they have given up 67 total points. In terms of rushing yards, they are conceding 109 yards per contest ranking them 16th in the league and 1st among AFC West teams. This year, they have allowed 328 yards on the ground and 5 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Jaguars/Broncos NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Jaguars +3
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