Broncos try to keep pace in AFC vs winless-at-home Jaguars


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OPENING LINE — Broncos by 4 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Denver 7-4, Jacksonville 4-6-1

SERIES RECORD — Jaguars lead 6-5

LAST MEETING — Broncos beat Jaguars 35-19, Oct, 13. 2013

LAST WEEK — Broncos lost to Chiefs 30-27, OT; Jaguars lost to Lions 28-21

AP PRO32 RANKING — Broncos No. 6, Jaguars No. 30


BRONCOS Defence — OVERALL (4), RUSH (27), PASS (1)


JAGUARS Defence — OVERALL (6), RUSH (24), PASS (3)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Defending Super Bowl champion Broncos, who have lost two of last three on road, need victory to keep pace in crowded AFC playoff picture. ... Broncos have scored league-high 93 points, or 35 per cent of season total, off turnovers. ... Denver has won 28 straight games when winning turnover battle, longest current streak in NFL ... Broncos lead league in sacks (35) and quarterback hits (89). ... Starting QB Trevor Siemian is out (left foot), so first-round pick Paxton Lynch starts. ... RB Devontae Booker (475 yards) on pace to become first rookie to lead team in rushing since Knowshon Moreno in 2009. ... Over last three seasons, WR Emmanuel Sanders is tied for fifth in league with 33 receptions of at least 25 yards. ... Star LB Von Miller leads league with 12 1/2 sacks and is one of six players in NFL history with five double-digit sack seasons in first six years. ... Jaguars have lost six straight overall and are winless in four games at EverBank Field. Last victory at home was on Dec. 13, 2015. ... DT Malik Jackson, who left Denver to sign six-year, $85.5 million contract with Jacksonville in free agency, plays against former team for first time. He calls it chance to "show those guys who I am on another team." ... Jaguars have shown some offensive improvement since firing co-ordinator Greg Olson and promoting QBs coach Nate Hackett. Unit ranks fifth in rushing and 18th in total yards over last four weeks. ... Fantasy Tip: Jaguars WR Marqise Lee has TD catch in back-to-back games, making him more viable option than two teammates, WR Allen Hurns and TE Julius Thomas.


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