Denver Broncos vs. Jacksonville Jaguars- Week 2 Preview
Von Miller vs. Jaguars Offensive Line
One key factor in the Houston Texans’ victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars was their ability to keep constant pressure on Trevor Lawrence in the pocket, forcing him to make bad decisions with the football.
If the Texans were able to do that, there is little doubt that the Broncos pass rush could replicate that pressure and even more. In his debut for the first time in a year, Von Miller recorded two sacks on Daniel Jones. Von Miller looks like himself, and he is hungry.
Call this a recipe for disaster for Trevor Lawrence. While the Texans were able to sack him, he may get his proper “welcome to the NFL” from one of the best pass rushers to play the position in Week 2 against the Denver Broncos.
Trevor Lawrence vs. Broncos’ Secondary
While the Texans’ pass rush was able to keep Lawrence pressured, this also forced him into making errant throws, resulting in Lawrence throwing three interceptions in his regular-season NFL debut.
While this bodes well for the Broncos’ secondary unit, looks can be deceiving. Just because Lawrence struggled in Week 1 does not mean he will make the same mistakes Week 2.
It is no secret that defenses must work hard against Lawrence and not give him an inch, because he will take two miles. If the secondary allows Lawrence to make big throws on blown assignments, they may find themselves backed up against a wall. One of Lawrence’s targets the unit must keep contained is D.J. Chark.
The Broncos secondary is not at full health with the injury of Ronald Darby, and much is riding on rookie Patrick Surtain II as he starts in his place. This unit must be careful against such a dangerous quarterback, but this game may also be a perfect opportunity for this new-look unit to settle in and gel.
If they can do this, they should be able to create turnovers.