Chad Henne will start for the Jaguars Sunday against the San Diego Chargers.But everything else about the quarterback position remains unsettled, partly because of Blaine Gabbert’s lingering right hamstring injury, which will keep him out a second consecutive week, and partly because of coach Gus Bradley’s perceived trepidation to give Henne the full-time job.Henne staked his claim to the top spot by passing for 303 yards in Sunday’s 35-19 loss to the Denver Broncos.
The Denver Broncos didn't blow the Jacksonville Jaguars out by 28-plus points like everyone thought. The Broncos beat the Jaguars by only (ONLY?!) 16 points on Sunday and moved to 6-0 in the process. For nearly three quarters the Jaguars played the Broncos tough and trailed by only two points until there was about four minutes remaining in the third. From there the Broncos put their foot on the gas and pulled away, but it was interesting that they were even close in that situation. Did the Jaguars provide a blueprint that other teams can now use to slow down Peyton Manning? Rest assured citizens of Denver and Broncos fans everywhere, the Jaguars didn't provide a template to stop the veteran quarterback.
Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon earned some high praise Sunday after he was finished getting the best of Denver’s secondary.The second-year receiver caught 14 passes for 190 yards in Denver’s 35-19 win over the Jaguars at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The 14 catches tied the third-highest single-game total in Jaguars history, and the yardage total was the fifth highest.Several of the passes Blackmon caught were against Denver cornerback Champ Bailey, a player likely headed to the Hall of Fame in the next decade.