Primed for their home opener, the Jaguars are set to take on the Denver Broncos after taking their talents on the road to Houston last week.
While the team wasn’t victorious in the first week of the season against the Texans, Jacksonville looks to rebound, and quarterback Trevor Lawrence has an opportunity to showcase his talents in front of the home crowd for his first home regular-season game.
Last week, Lawrence showed plenty of talents against the Texans. While he did throw three interceptions, the rookie QB threw for over 300 yards on the day and had three touchdowns to offset some of his poor throws.
Expect the young QB to step his game up this week against the Broncos.
The question today will be: Will Jacksonville be able to show much improvement today against the Broncos today? Can Jacksonville get to 1-1?
Follow along with our gameday live blog below.
The Jaguars would score once more, a 102-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Jamal Agnew near the end of the contest.
Agnew all the way!#DENvsJAX on CBS pic.twitter.com/SmulzzvloW— Jacksonville Jaguars (@Jaguars) September 19, 2021
The score at the time would be 23-13 with Denver in the lead.
The Broncos opened the second half with a 4-play 75-yard TD drive. It would end in a Noah Fant touchdown from Bridgewater. The drive included a 60+ yard gain from Bridgewater to Sutton.
Den - 17
Jax - 7
7:04 remaining in the third quarter.
Broncos QB Teddy Bridgewater hits receiver Tim Patrick for a touchdown, giving Denver the lead for the first time today.
Den - 10
Jax - 7
Tim Patrick gives the #Broncos the lead.pic.twitter.com/4ItaRwKR2c— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) September 19, 2021
Jaguars kicker Josh Lambo missed for the first time at home, a 52-yard field goal attempt. Jacksonville still leads, 7-3 with 8:34 remaining in the second quarter.
The Broncos score a field goal on its first drive. Jaguars DE Josh Allen had a sack that pushed the Broncos back into 3rd and incredibly long, forcing them to settle.
#Jaguars defense holds the Broncos to just a field goal with a big help from Josh Allen.— Demetrius Harvey (@Demetrius82) September 19, 2021
Jax - 7
Den - 3
0:26 remaining in the first quarter.
The Jaguars struck first with an incredible touchdown toss from Lawrence to Marvin Jones from 25 yards out. 11 plays, 83-yard touchdown drive:
Heck of a job by Trevor Lawrence, touchdown against the #Broncos early.pic.twitter.com/EazUGIMwN8— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) September 19, 2021
The Broncos won the toss and elected to defer, the Jaguars will start off on offense.
Jaguars CB Shaq Griffin, one of the team’s captains this season, breaks down the huddle in pregame, shortly before kickoff:
#Jaguars captain, CB Shaq Griffin breaks down the huddle as Jacksonville heads inside prior to kickoff: pic.twitter.com/9nVlT8HXPU— Demetrius Harvey (@Demetrius82) September 19, 2021
Prior to today’s contest, the Jaguars activated wide receiver Laquon Treadwell from the team’s practice squad. It will be interesting to see how much he’s used in today’s contest, lining up at the ‘X’ receiver position:
The #Jaguars elevated WR Laquon Treadwell for today’s game from the practice squad. Curious how much he’s used: pic.twitter.com/NAyen7jDwc— Demetrius Harvey (@Demetrius82) September 19, 2021
The Jaguars are in all white today. Here’s a look at Trevor Lawrence sporting the uni:
#Jaguars in all white today against the Broncos. Here’s a look at Trevor Lawrence: pic.twitter.com/ZGh7i3ERJC— Demetrius Harvey (@Demetrius82) September 19, 2021
The Jaguars will have two healthy scratches as far as rookies are concerned, and three total inactive. The healthy scratches today are offensive tackle Walker Little and defensive tackle Jay Tufele.
#Jaguars inactives:— Demetrius Harvey (@Demetrius82) September 19, 2021
37 CB Tre Herndon
55 DE/OLB Lerentee McCray
72 OL Walker Little
86 TE Jacob Hollister
92 DE/OLB Jordan Smith
97 DT Jay Tufele