Denver Broncos: Jaguars actually lead all-time series history between teams
The Denver Broncos will face what seems to be one of the league’s worst teams in Week 2 of the 2021 NFL season, but it is a team the Broncos have had issues with in the past.
The Denver Broncos got off to a good start with a nice road win against a bad team in Week 1, beating the New York Giants 27-13. The schedule makers were nice to the Broncos this year, at least with the beginning of the schedule and now, the Jacksonville Jaguars are up next.
The Jaguars looked about as bad as any team in the league in Week 1, losing handily to the Houston Texans. It already seems like Urban Meyer is going to be a bad fit for the team and that could hurt the development of No. 1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence.
So this one is a done deal, right?
Not so fast. The phrase “any given Sunday” certainly applies in the NFL as teams that look inferior routinely beat teams they should not beat.
The Broncos have played the Jaguars 13 times and it is Jacksonville that holds a 7-6 edge in the all-time series. That includes the most recent meeting, which saw Gardner Minshew go into Denver and come out with a 26-24 victory.
That wasn’t the only time Jacksonville has won in Denver. They hold a 4-4 record in Denver and of course, one of those games came in the playoffs in 1997 and is considered by many to be one of the biggest upsets in NFL history.
But this game won’t be in Denver. It will be in Jacksonville. The Broncos have won three of the five games they have played in Jacksonville since the Jaguars joined the league as an expansion team in 1995. The Jaguars also don’t exactly have the best home-field advantage, going 7-17 at home across the last three seasons.
The Broncos should win this game on Sunday and go to 2-0 on the season while also tying the all-time series with Jacksonville, a team that has given them fits even when they haven’t been all that competitive at the time.