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jacksonville, fla.» Kapri Bibbs gave the Broncos the spark they needed out of the backfield after four punts to open the game Sunday. Back-to-back first downs on runs of 24 and 13 yards by Bibbs led to the Denver offense’s first and only touchdown.
Bibbs was headed toward the best game of his NFL career before suffering an ankle injury when he was tackled on a short secondquarter rush. After the game, Bibbs said he suffered a high ankle sprain. The Colorado State product limped in the locker room with his left ankle wrapped heavily.
Bibbs appeared to be the only bright spot for Denver’s offense, which had a dismal day. He led the team with 49 yards rushing on just five carries. Starting tailback Devontae Booker, a rookie, had 18 carries for 35 yards and a touchdown.
“It was going to be a real good day,” Bibbs said after the Broncos beat the Jaguars 20-10. “I can bring a lot to this team. I can help this team a lot; that’s all I want to do.”
Booker and Juwan Thompson are the only other tailbacks on the active roster, so Denver may have to seek another if Bibbs misses time.
In other injury news, defensive lineman Billy Winn said he suffered a minor neck sprain in the fourth quarter. He doesn’t anticipate missing any time. Linebacker Brandon Marshall left the game with a hamstring injury. He missed the San Diego game in late October because of a hamstring injury.
Chris Harris notched his second interception off a bobbled catch by Allen Robinson in the second quarter and returned it 36 yards. He joined teammate Aqib Talib as two of only five cornerbacks with at least two interceptions in the last five seasons.
Bradley Roby’s pick-six play was his second in the last five games. It also was the Broncos’ fourth defensive touchdown this season.
Trevor Siemian was on the field without the boot on his left foot as the Broncos warmed up before Sunday’s game.
Siemian stood in front of the Broncos’ bench, then briefly chatted with general manager John Elway on the sideline before walking off the field.
“There’s progress,” coach Gary Kubiak said of Siemian. “He’s out of the boot and walking around. … It’s a day-to-day process. We’ll have to see when we get back.”
Siemian did not practice last week because of the foot injury.
The Broncos are ensured their NFL-best 28th season since 1984 with a .500 record or better . ... Denver extended its NFLbest streak when winning the turnover margin to 29 games. … Riley Dixon had 506 yards punting, fifth-most in Broncos history. … Emmanuel Sanders surpassed 400 career receptions. … Denver’s inactive players Sunday were Siemian, long snapper Casey Kreiter, receivers Bennie Fowler and Marlon Brown, guards Connor McGovern and Billy Turner and cornerback Lorenzo Doss.