The Denver Broncos have got some issues after a wild 30-27 overtime loss at home to the Chiefs last Sunday night dropped them to 7-4, two games out of the AFC West lead and into a tie with the Dolphins for the AFC’s second and last Wild Card spot.
The game also left quarterback Trevor Siemien with a bum foot that had him missing practice during the week as the Broncos prepared for a long trip to Jacksonville to find a club in the Jaguars with a lot more serious woes than them.
The Jags fell at Buffalo last Sunday 28-21 for their sixth straight defeat, dropping them to 2-9 on the season. The only positive note for Jacksonville is the last four losses have all been by one score. But it’s getting harder and harder to envision head coach Gus Bradley hanging on to his job after this season.
DEN 20TH OFF; JAX 6TH DEF
DEN 20TH RUN; JAX 24TH vs. RUN
DEN 22ND PASS; JAX 3RD vs. PASS
DEN T13TH PTS; JAX 26TH PTS ALLOWED
JAX T23RD OFF; DEN 4TH DEF
JAX 24TH RUN; DEN 27TH vs. RUN
JAX 21ST PASS; DEN 1ST vs. PASS
JAX 26TH PTS; DEN 9TH PTS ALLOWED
DEN T6TH TO/TA; JAX 32ND TO-TA
BRONCOS jeopardized playoff prospects with 30-27 Sunday-night overtime loss at home to division-rival Chiefs, despite 464-273 yardage edge and QB Trevor Simeian’s best game at pro level.
BRONCOS Simeian was 20-34-368-3 TDs-0 INTs (125.6 QB rating) in Week 12 loss, including 76-yard TD pass to WR Bennie Fowler.
But 15 penalties for 97 yards in losses, including 3 on Chiefs’ game-tying drive to send game into OT, and shoddy special-teams play killed BRONCOS in Week 12 loss.
BRONCOS allowed an 86-yard KR for a TD, P Jordan Norwood muffed a pair of punts, the team was called for an illegal formation on FG attempt — which led to a K.C. TD — and PK Brandon McManus missed a 62-yarder — which also led to key KC score.
BRONCOS WR Emmanuel Sanders had 7-162-1 receiving with a long of 64 in Week 12 loss.
BRONCOS had 38-124 rushing vs. Chiefs in Week 12, led by RB Devonta Booker with 24-79.
BRONCOS defense registered 6 sacks in Week 12 loss, but O-line surrendered 5 sacks.
BRONCOS OLB Von Miller had a team-leading 10 tackles, 3 sacks and 4 TFLs in Week 12 loss to Chiefs ( 17 ½ sacks, 14 TFLs, 3 FFs and INT in last 13 games, including playoffs).
BRONCOS DE Derek Wolfe had 8 tackles and a sack in Week 12 loss.
JAGUARS tried hard, trading lead 5 times in second half before coming up short in 28-21 Week 12 road loss to Bills.
JAGUARS QB Blake Bortles spent more time running than throwing in Week 12 loss, rushing for 8-81 as integral cog in 37-183 rushing attack.
JAGUARS Bortles was also 13-26-126-2 TDs-0 INTs passing in Week 12 loss.
JAGUARS RB Chris Ivory contributed 9-44-1 rushing in Week 12 loss.
JAGUARS WR Marquise Lee had 4-37-1 receiving on 6 targets in Week 12 loss.
JAGUARS registered 5 sacks in Week 12 loss, including 2 by DE Malik Jackson and 1 by rookie DE Yannick Ngakoue (his team-leading 6 th of season).
JAGUARS ’ defense offset healthy ground game by allowing Bills 153 rushing yards in Week 12 loss.
Two top-level pass defenses will be going at it — BRONCOS ’ ranked 1 st (193.9 ypg) and JAGUARS ’ ranked 3 rd (204.3 ypg).
JAGUARS have NFL's fewest takeaways (seven), and are tied with Jets for most giveaways (22).
Check status of JAGUARS WR Allen Hurns (injured hamstring while diving in endzone for TD catch in Week 12 loss), Ivory (injured hamstring), WR Rashad Greene (injured Achilles) and FS Peyton Thompson (injured ankle).