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October 08, 2013

Broncos Mock Jaguars on Twitter: The Denver Broncos official Twitter feed mocked the Jacksonville Jaguars Monday with this message: "The #Broncos' 51 points in yesterday's win are as many points as the Jaguars have scored all season." The Jaguars responded, "Stay classy, Denver." The 28-point spread for the 0-5 Jaguars visit to the 5-0 Broncos Sunday equals the largest in NFL history, according to the Gold Sheet sports-betting publication. On Nov. 13, 1966, the Baltimore Colts were 28-point favorites over the expansion Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons led 7-6 at halftime and covered in a 19-7 defeat.

posted by rcade to football at 01:32 PM - 16 comments

Predictionmachine.com makes the case for benching Peyton Manning against the Jags. Even with Brock Osweiler (?) at the helm, the Broncos are overwhelming favorites per their simulations.

posted by bender at 01:45 PM on October 08

Imagine Bronco fans should Jax be in position to win late in the game. Could get verbally ugly.

posted by jjzucal at 02:08 PM on October 08

I seem to recall the Jaguars winning in Denver as a heavy underdog about a decade and a half ago. In a playoff game, no less.

Don't see that happening this time, though.

posted by TheQatarian at 02:25 PM on October 08

If Manning does play, I think he gets pulled if the Broncos are ahead by 3 touchdowns in the 2nd half AND Manning has thrown at least 4 touchdowns.

Stupid thought: Sign Tim Tebow to a one-day contract to play in just this game as Manning's backup, and he gets in if the conditions listed above are met.

posted by grum@work at 02:53 PM on October 08

Manning played every down in one of the Broncos' blowout wins this season. I'm skeptical that he'll be benched early in this one, though it certainly would make sense if Denver got a lead 21 points or higher.

It was a chump move for the Broncos to insult the Jags on Twitter.

posted by rcade at 03:13 PM on October 08

Such things make one wish for the gods to come down from Olympus and arrange suitable punishment for such hubris. One would hope that this would not come in the form of a permanently debilitating injury to Manning, but something temporarily catastrophic would be nice.

Zeus at QB with Mercury as a wide receiver might do the trick. Enlist Prometheus for the offensive line, and you just might have something.

posted by Howard_T at 04:25 PM on October 08

Oh snap, you've been mildly insulted by the guy who runs the Broncos' twitter feed! How does this rank in the top 20 of "things Jaguar's fans have to be upset about"?

posted by tron7 at 04:50 PM on October 08

Prometheus has too many run-ins with the law, Zeus can't stop with the sex scandals and Mercury is a showboat.

posted by umrlax at 05:46 PM on October 08

Mercury, huh? The team must have put Hermes on waivers so they could try something new, I suppose.

posted by Hugh Janus at 06:27 PM on October 08

How does this rank in the top 20 of "things Jaguar's fans have to be upset about"?

Since NFL rosters have 53 players, it can be no higher than 54.

posted by rcade at 07:29 PM on October 08

I would have figured Mercury for a running back.

posted by tommytrump at 07:36 PM on October 08

Oh snap, you've been mildly insulted by the guy who runs the Broncos' twitter feed!

Yes, it's a real big deal. Anyone who is bruised by anything posted on twitter, facebook, or a forum needs a tuneup.

But one does need to ask why anyone within the Broncos org would be compelled to throw such a barb? Sit back an enjoy a good squad. Peyton can't play forever ... cranking opponents up won't do anything to keep him healthy.

posted by cixelsyd at 02:03 AM on October 09

Mercury, huh? The team must have put Hermes on waivers so they could try something new, I suppose.

Nah, He just moved to Italy and changed his name. Said something about how he'd rather endorse cars than handbags.

posted by Howard_T at 03:23 PM on October 09

Maybe he just preferred empire to democracy. Hey, he could have moved to Jacksonville and had a little of both!

posted by Hugh Janus at 06:54 PM on October 09

The team must have put Hermes on waivers so they could try something new, I suppose.

Michael Vick's ears pricked up briefly, but only because he thought you said herpes.

posted by wfrazerjr at 11:27 PM on October 09

Clap. Clap. Clap.

posted by yerfatma at 09:15 AM on October 10

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