Sunday, September 12, 2010
Wrap-up: Jaguars 24, Broncos 17
By Paul Kuharsky
What it means: The Jaguars move to 1-0 and create some early season buzz in Jacksonville by dispatching Denver. It’s a big result for a home favorite with so much attention focused on ticket sales.
Tomorrow's talker: Maybe special-teams ace Kassim Osgood can play receiver after all. He certainly looked the part on the 24-yard touchdown catch from David Garrard in the middle of the fourth quarter that provided the winning margin. He knocked into defensive back Renaldo Hill and took the defender's helmet off while completing the catch.
What I liked: David Garrard's efficiency. He had three touchdowns throws (two to Marcedes Lewis), six hookups with Mike Thomas for 89 yards, no interceptions and a 138.9 quarterback rating. A very solid opening day showing.
Big revelation: Any red zone issues for the Jaguars will be muted if they can score two touchdowns a game from outside the 20-yard line the way they did against the Broncos.
What’s next: The Jaguars travel to San Diego, looking to prove they’ve gotten better at performing following a cross-country trip.