3 things to watch
1. Turnover battle
The Jaguars have the worst turnover margin in the NFL at minus15. A big portion of that is due to their inability to get a turnover. They have forced only seven. Jacksonville hasn’t had an interception in its past seven games. The Broncos have a plusfour turnover margin and have won a NFL-best 28 consecutive games when winning the turnover margin.
2. Malik Jackson
The former Bronco and current Jaguars defensive lineman has extra incentive going into this game to prove to his former team he was worth the big money contract he got in free agency. Jackson had two sacks last Sunday and will be eager to spoil the Broncos playoff pursuit. He’ll be a big challenge for the Broncos’ leaky offensive line.
3. Energy level
It’ll be easy for the Broncos to look past the 2-9 Jaguars and ahead to their final four games, all against playoff contenders. If the Broncos do that, Jacksonville can beat them. The Broncos first half energy level and focus will be integral in a matchup they can’t afford to lose if they hope to make the playoffs.