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- The Jaguars are 2.5-point favorites over the Broncos on Sunday in a game at London
- Both teams are 2-5 and on four-game losing streaks
- A look at the Broncos vs Jaguars odds and matchup are below with a prediction
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Two 2-5 teams on four-game losing streaks meet overseas when the Denver Broncos and Jacksonville Jaguars square off at 9:30 am ET Sunday at Wembley Stadium in London.
Both teams lost at home to New York teams last week. The Broncos fell 16-9 to the Jets and the Jaguars dropped a 23-16 decision against the Giants.
The Jaguars are 2.5-point favorites in a game that will be streamed on ESPN+ and 7/10 on the moneyline in the NFL odds, giving them an implied win probability of 58.51%. Both teams are longshots in the Super Bowl odds at +125/1.
A high of 62 is forecast with a 50% chance of rain showers and wind from the southwest at 12 mph.
Broncos vs Jaguars Recent History
The Broncos have won three of the last four meetings, including 23-13 last season in Jacksonville.
Denver wide receiver Courtland Sutton had a big day with nine receptions for 159 yards. Jaguars’ quarterback Trevor Lawrence struggled, completing just 14 of 33 passes for 118 yards and one touchdown with two interceptions in his second NFL game.
Broncos Offense vs Jaguars Defense
Broncos’ quarterback Russell Wilson is expected to play after missing last week’s game with a hamstring injury. Wilson said he spent four hours of Denver’s eighth-hour flight to London walking around the airplane to keep his leg loose.
It has been a difficult first season in Denver for Wilson, who was traded to the Broncos after spending 11 years with the Seattle Seahawks. He has just five touchdown passes and has been sacked 20 times after being signed to a $245-million contract extension.
The Broncos are last among the 32 NFL teams in scoring with an average of 14.3 points a game. They are 23rd in total offense.
Jaguars linebacker Foye Oluokun has 70 tackles, tied for fourth in the NFL, and is the only player in the league this season with that many stops and a sack. Oluokun has at least 12 tackles in each of the last two games.
Jaguars Offense vs Broncos Defense
Travis Etienne becomes the Jaguars’ featured running back following this week’s trade of James Robinson to the New York Jets. Etienne has had at least 100 yards from scrimmage in each of the last three games.
Overall, Etienne has 415 yards rushing this season and one touchdown on 68 carries. The former first-round draft pick also has 14 receptions for 151 yards after sitting out his rookie season in 2021 with a foot injury.
Lawrence’s favorite target has been wide receiver Christian Kirk, who has 32 catches for 458 yards and four TDs after signing as a free agent in the offseason. The Broncos are likely to cover Kirk with Patrick Surtain II, one of the emerging shutdown cornerbacks in the NFL.
The Broncos lead the league in red zone efficiency, allowing four touchdowns when opponents reach the 20-yard line. Denver’s nine forced fumbles are second in the NFL, and it has allowed 20 points or fewer in six of seven games.
Broncos vs Jaguars Injury Report
Broncos outside linebacker Baron Browning (hip), cornerback Essang Bassey (hamstring) and offensive right tackle Cam Fleming (thigh) have all been ruled out after being injured. Inside linebacker Josey Jewell (knee) could return to Denver’s lineup after missing the last two games.
The Jaguars placed cornerback Shaquill Griffin (back) on injured reserve this week. They will count on Tyson Campbell, Darious Williams and Tre Herndon to handle most of the corner duties.
Broncos vs Jaguars Prediction
Though he received a vote of confidence from general manager George Paton this week, reports persist that first-year coach Nathaniel Hackett could be fired if the Broncos lose. Look for Denver and Wilson to play with a sense of urgency to save their coach’s job and the season.