It just keeps on getting worse for the Denver Broncos, who are coming off a 16-9 home loss to the New York Jets in Week 7. Will they finally end their losing streak this coming Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars? The Jags are also fresh off a loss, absorbing a 23-17 home loss at the hands of the New York Giants last Sunday. Will the Jags add to the misery of Denver? Check out our preview of this Broncos vs Jaguars Week 8 showdown below.
Betting Preview for the Denver Broncos vs Jacksonville Jaguars Week 8 Game on October 30, 2022
Where: Wembley Stadium, London, UK
When: Sunday, October 30, 2022, 9:30 PM ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN+
Betting on the Denver Broncos (+2.5)
Regular Season Record: 2-5
The Broncos played without Russell Wilson in Week 7 against the Jets with the expensive quarterback dealing with a hamstring issue. There is not 100% assurance that Wilson will be healthy enough to play in time for the date with the Jaguars this coming weekend. In any case, Brett Rypien will be ready to cover for Wilson again. Rypien passed for 225 yards and a touchdown with an interception on 24/56 completions in Week 7. The Broncos recently signed former 1,000-yard rusher Marlon Mack, but the ground attack should still be handed mostly by Melvin Gordon and Latavius Murray. It could be Denver’s defense that will have to step up the most again in Week 8. Denver is third in the league with 22 defensive sacks. The Broncos are also third overall with just 16.4 points allowed per game.
The Under is 4-0 in the last four Denver games after the Broncos suffered a loss.
Betting on the Jacksonville Jaguars (-2.5)
Regular Season Record: 2-5
Trevor Lawrence was able to move the chains with his passing for 310 yards in the loss to the Giants while completing just 22 of his 43 pass attempts. He was not able to pass for a touchdown but at least he avoided getting picked. The struggles are still there for Lawrence, so the Jaguars might try to increase the workload of Travis Etienne Jr., who racked up 114 rushing yards with a touchdown on 14 carries in the Giants game. With James Robinson no longer in the picture, after he was traded to the Jets, the Jags’ ground attack will be virtually left in the hands of Etienne, who will be facing next Denver’s middling run defense. The Broncos are just 15th in the league with 112.9 rushing yards allowed per game. Denver’s problematic offense that keeps on tripping on itself can also help the Jags’ stop unit. The Broncos are even second-worst in the NFL with just a 30.14 third-down efficiency rate.
The Over is 6-0 in the Jaguars’ last six games after giving up more than 350 total yards in a prior contest.
The Broncos win, 21-17.
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