4:05 PM ET, September 23, 2007
Invesco Field, Denver, CO
DENVER (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars meticulously and methodically moved downfield on the gassed Denver defenders, relegating the league's top tailback to a sideline spectator kicking his cleats like a bored child on an anthill.The Jaguars jump-started their 23-14 thumping of the Broncos on Sunday with the longest drive in franchise history. Reggie Williams' 3-yard touchdown catch from David Garrard -- against 12 defenders, no less -- capped the 18-play, 80-yard torture test that lasted 11 minutes, 44 seconds."It's like being on the treadmill for a half hour straight," linebacker Ian Gold said.
The Jaguars did a great job of shutting down the Broncos' high-powered offense. Even without DT John Henderson, the Jaguars controlled the line of scrimmage and contained RB Travis Henry with an assortments of run blitzes and interior line stunts that disrupted the flow and rhythm of the Broncos' power zone running game, especially off-tackle. Defensive coordinator Mike Smith utilized SS Sammy Knight up near the line of scrimmage on early downs as an extra defender, which allowed the Jaguars to restrict the cutback lanes of Henry. The Jaguars were very disciplined in their gap responsibilities, which forced Jay Cutler to attack through the air. This was a very impressive road win.
-- Keith Kidd, Scouts Inc.
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Broncos DE Elvis Dumervil had two sacks for the second straight week. ... Cutler didn't speak with the media afterward because he was getting treatment for what the team said was a "mild ankle sprain." Broncos S John Lynch left with a strained groin in the first half and didn't return. Denver FB Paul Smith hurt his neck. ... Jacksonville's only injury was to RB Fred Taylor, who gained 84 yards on 17 carries and said his bruised leg was OK. ... The Broncos hadn't lost the time of possession battle so badly since Sept. 20, 1992, when they held the ball for just 20:42 at Philadelphia.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.7||6.3|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||2-6||2-3|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|TD||13:17||Reggie Williams, 3 yd pass from David Garrard (John Carney kick is good)|
Drive info: 18 plays, 80 yds, 11:44
|TD||6:44||Nate Jackson, 1 yd pass from Jay Cutler (Jason Elam kick is good)|
Drive info: 10 plays, 80 yds, 6:29
|TD||2:00||Greg Jones, 4 yd run (John Carney kick is good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 52 yds, 4:44
|FG||0:11||John Carney 19 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 8 plays, 41 yds, 1:18
|FG||13:14||John Carney 27 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 4 plays, 9 yds, 1:45
|TD||12:45||Travis Henry, 6 yd run (Jason Elam kick is good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 60 yds, 3:41
|FG||2:13||John Carney 18 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 4 plays, 3 yds, 2:02