Denver Broncos: 25 or Under facing the Jacksonville Jaguars

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Denver Broncos 25 or under: Offense

As the Denver Broncos get ready to travel down south, they will be doing so without two potential starters, Jerry Jeudy and Graham Glasgow. Break-out candidate Jerry Jeudy has been placed on injured reserve for at least three weeks.

Starting right guard Graham Glasgow left East Rutherford via an ambulance due to an unexpected heart condition. While I am concerned with Jerry Jeudy’s high-ankle sprain, it does not concern me nearly as much as Glasgow’s heart issue.

Offensive Coordinator Pat Shurmur said in a presser, “What he did out there was heroic. We sure are going to miss him.” This quote was referring to Glasgow’s determination and toughness fighting to be there with his teammates. This quote from Shurmur sounds like the Denver Broncos will be without Glasgow, for at least this week.

It may be in Glasgow’s own personal interest to take some time and evaluate his personal health. Heart issues are not something to be playing around with, hopefully, Glasgow and his medical team can find out the issue here and get it corrected for his own well-being.

Jeudy’s issue is one that I think will heal just fine, he just needs the time to recover. In his place, the Denver Broncos brought up hall of fame quarterback, Kendall Hinton and signed Rico Gafford to the practice squad in a corresponding move.

For the Denver Broncos, they face a Jacksonville Jaguars defense that could not stop the Houston Texans’ offense. Here are some interesting stats in regards to how the Jaguars defense performed against the Houston Texans offense:

  • Houston Texans amassed 449 total yards
  • 289 total passing yards
  • 160 total rushing yards
  • Brandin Cooks had 5 receptions for 132 yards and a touchdown
  • As a unit, the Texans converted three red-zone trips into touchdowns.
  • Houston owned the time of possession battle by holding the ball for 35 minutes.

While the Houston Texans do have some talented players on their roster, they’re basically mirroring the identity of an expansion franchise this season. With several players on one-year deals, a stop-gap quarterback in Tyrod Taylor, and a plethora of running backs, they don’t exactly strike fear in any opposing defense.

For the Denver Broncos, they had a nearly identical time of possession as the Houston Texans did. They possessed the ball for 35 minutes against the New York Giants. In my best guess, I portray this week against the Jacksonville Jaguars being no different.

From a statistical and schematic standpoint, I think the Denver Broncos approach this game in a similar fashion. Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams will more than likely split time and carries, I also expect them both to score Sunday.

Teddy Bridgewater and the passing attack will be missing second-year wide receiver Jerry Jeudy but I think his production can be replaced through multiple outlets. I expect Pat Shurmur to be aggressive early, starting out in 12- personnel, with a deep shot up the sideline to returning star, Courtland Sutton.

Teddy Bridgewater can have another methodical and efficient outing, which I foresee happening. Albert Okwuegbunam and Eric Saubert are another couple of players that I could see being on the beneficiary as I predict they catch touchdown passes from Bridgewater also.

If you’re adding all these things up, that puts the Denver Broncos’ point total up to 35 points, if the trusty Brandon McManus drills all of his extra points. Speaking of Brandon McManus, I think he also knocks in a couple of field goals to add to the point total, bringing the Denver Broncos’ point total to a whopping 41 points.

Laying down a 40-burger sure would bring some excitement and a sense of relief to Broncos Country, I think it is completely within the helm of reality in this match-up.

Overall, I think these are some stats that the Denver Broncos as a team and specific individuals could push for on Sunday:

  • 450 total yards of offense
  • 175 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns from Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams.
  • 275 passing yards from Teddy Bridgewater, along with three touchdown passes.
  • Courtland Sutton, Albert Okwuegbunam, and Eric Saubert all catch a touchdown pass.
  • 33-35 minutes of time of possession

In my prediction, the Denver Broncos crush the 25 point mark from an offensive standpoint.