The Jaguars’ future at safety officially is at hand. Dwight Lowery, a veteran safety who was placed on injured reserve with a concussion on Tuesday, likely will be waived when healthy, Jaguars Head Coach Gus Bradley said Wednesday. Lowery’s locker was empty when players met with media early Wednesday afternoon. “It was just a decision at that time that (Jaguars General Manager) Dave (Caldwell) and I talked about and made,” Bradley said Wednesday as the Jaguars (0-5) prepared to play the Denver Broncos (5-0) at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colo., Sunday at 4:05 p.m.
Just because they're on the wrong side of the largest point spread in history, don't expect the Jacksonville Jaguars to back down against the Denver Broncos on Sunday. "As coach would say, Murphy [Murphy's Law] is here, but the way you defeat Murphy is you just keep fighting, you keep playing, and we'll see how things turn out," running back Maurice Jones-Drew said. "There's no way in hell we're going to back down. "We're going to go out there and play our game the same way we always have and we'll go out there and have fun." The Jaguars (0-5), whose five losses have been by an average of 18.2 points, are 28-point underdogs to the Broncos (5-0) -- tying the largest point spread in NFL history. One of the biggest questions surrounding Sunday's game is whether the Broncos should sit quarterback Peyton Manning at halftime.
Denver quarterback Peyton Manning has been selected to 12 Pro Bowls, a record at his position.Jaguars rookie safeties Johnathan Cyprien and Josh Evans have played in 10 NFL games combined.For Cyprien and Evans, Sunday’s game at undefeated Denver (5-0) will likely be their “Welcome to the NFL” moment. The Jaguars (0-5) are currently a whopping 27 ½-point underdog.Manning is the main reason why. He’s the only player in NFL history to win four Most Valuable Player awards and he’s in strong position to claim a fifth MVP this season.