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Sunday, October 12, 2008
Sack and forced fumble kill Jags before half

By Paul Kuharsky
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky

DENVER -- The Jaguars should be up by more that 10-7 at the half on the Broncos.

But a good drive before the half was undone when the sea parted and defensive tackle Kenny Peterson stormed through the middle untouched to sack David Garrard and force a fumble.

At worst, Jacksonville was going to get a field goal out of that drive. (I've got a lot of confidence in Josh Scobee.)

The Broncos are moving the ball pretty easily but turning it over and failing to finish. I feel like they've stepped up to match the Jaguars' physicality. The question is whether they can sustain it.

It would also be good if they blocked defensive tackles looking to get to Garrard in a straight line up the middle. And they may wind up looking back and regretting they turned two lost fumbles, an interception and a turnover on downs into only 10 points.