Denver Broncos vs. Jacksonville Jaguars picks, predictions: Who wins NFL Week 2 game?
The Denver Broncos and Jacksonville Jaguars face off on Sunday in a Week 2 NFL game.
Which team will get the victory?
Check out these NFL Week 2 picks and predictions for the game, which can be seen at 10 a.m. MST time on CBS.
The Broncos are a 5.5-point favorite in the game.
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Pro Football Network: Broncos 27, Jaguars 17
Ben Rolfe writes: "We saw two polar performances from these two rosters in Week 1. Denver laid down a marker that they could challenge for a playoff spot in the AFC, while the Jaguars looked like a team that might be picking high again in the 2022 NFL Draft. It is hard to see Denver not coming away with a reasonably convincing win in Week 2."
Fansided: Jaguars 24, Broncos 21
Carlos Sanchez writes: "Despite the fact that the Jags made several upgrades to their defense in the offseason, they still allowed 34 points in Week 1. Meanwhile, the Broncos beat the New York Giants in a dominant fashion. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater went 28-of-36 for 264 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions. Also, Denver’s running game was highly efficient, racking up 165 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries. Jacksonville’s defense allowed almost 300 passing yards and 160 rushing yards. Also, the Jags’ last touchdown came when the game was already out of reach, so the matchup was even more lopsided than the final score suggests. Now, the first game of the season isn’t an indicator of success the rest of the year. Last season, the Jaguars beat the Indianapolis Colts in Week 1 only to lose their next 15 games. The Jaguars should come back from their Week 1 loss and beat the Broncos 24-21 at TIAA Balk Field. Head coach Urban Meyer and the coaching staff will take a look at everything that went wrong against the Texans and right the ship in Week 2."
Jaguars Wire: Jaguars will lose to Broncos in Week 2
James Johnson writes: "When it comes to the Denver Broncos, opponents understand that they better come prepared as their defense is a top-10 unit. With Bradley Chubb and Von Miller leading the pack, they could make it a rough one for Lawrence in the Jags’ regular season home opener, and unfortunately, the home crowd is going to have to wait to witness their first victory."
Sportsnaut: Broncos 23, Jaguars 20
Vincent Frank writes: "This one really depends on whether Denver can rely on Teddy Bridgewater to lead a middle-tier offensive attack. Denver’s defense should do more than enough to keep it competitive. With this unit taking on Trevor Lawrence in just his second regular-season start, we expect that to be the difference."
CBS Sports: Broncos will beat Jaguars in Week 2
Jeff Kerr writes: Jacksonville is set to give this talented Denver roster a tough task in its home opener. Denver's secondary will give Lawrence fits in this one -- as this game won't be easy for the rookie sensation."
Sportsnaut.com: Broncos 27, Jaguars 7
Matt Fitzgerald writes: "Now that we know Teddy Bridgewater is the starting quarterback over Drew Lock, and having seen how the Jags have been grossly unprepared throughout the preseason and now in Week 1, it seems like the Broncos are just a bad matchup for Jacksonville."
ESPN: Broncos have a 59.39% chance to win
The site's Football Power Index gives the Jaguars a 39.8% chance to pick up the victory.
FiveThirtyEight.com: Broncos have a 68% win probability
The site gives the Jaguars a 32% win probability in the game.
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