Final
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Broncos hope to avoid late drama against Jaguars

Sep 23, 2007 - 12:15 PM Jacksonville (1-1) at Denver (2-0) Sunday 4:05 pm EDT

DENVER (Ticker) -- The Denver Broncos might want to avoid another last-second finish if for no other reason than the health of their coach.

The Broncos, who captured their first two games on game-winning field goals by Jason Elam, seek their first 3-0 start since 2003 when they host the Jacksonville Jaquars on Sunday.

After beating the Buffalo Bills, 15-14, on Elam's 42-yard field goal with one second remaining, there was more drama for the Broncos last week as they outlasted the Oakland Raiders, 23-20, in overtime.

The Raiders appeared to have won the game on Sebastian Janikowski's 52-yard field goal in overtime. However, the Broncos called timeout, forcing Janikowski to kick again, and his second attempt hit the left upright.

Jay Cutler then marched the Broncos down the field before Elam booted a game-winning 23-yard field goal.

"I really think my players don't like me and they're trying to kill me," Broncos coach Mike Shanahan joked.

Running back Travis Henry has gotten off to a strong start for the Broncos, rushing for a league-best 267 yards. Cutler has been effective - if not spectacular - passing for 573 yards and two touchdowns.

Despite the two close wins, the Broncos lead the NFL in total offense, averaging 455.5 yards per game. They also rank first against the pass, giving up only 62.5 yards per contest.

Jacksonville's offense has struggled so far, but the Jaquars rallied past the Atlanta Falons, 13-7, last week for their first win of the season.

Jacksonville managed just three points through three quarters and trailed, 7-3. But David Garrard, who was 17-of-25 for 272 yards, sparked the Jaguars in the fourth quarter, tossing a 14-yard TD pass to Reggie Williams.

Denver leads the series, 3-2, posting a 20-7 win at Jacksonville in the last meeting in 2005.








  • NFL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    JACKSONVILLE 0 17 3 3 23
    DENVER 0 7 0 7 14 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NONE
    2ND QUARTER: JAC - TD, REGGIE WILLIAMS 3 YD PASS FROM
    DAVID GARRARD (JOHN CARNEY KICK),
    1:51. Drive: 18 plays, 80 yards in
    11:44. Key plays: Taylor 19-yard
    run to Jacksonville 47; Garra

    Sep 23 6:51 PM



  • FG JAC JOHN CARNEY 18 YD





    Jaguars vs. BroncosSep 23 6:43 PM


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    FG JAC
    JOHN CARNEY 18 YD
    JACKSONVILLE 23
    DENVER 14 2:10 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Jaguars vs. BroncosSep 23 6:43 PM
  • 5
    roots
    RUWTbot Took away 26 roots

    Jaguars vs. BroncosSep 23 6:43 PM
  • 31
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 26 roots (Close Finish)

    Jaguars vs. BroncosSep 23 6:38 PM



  • TD DEN TRAVIS HENRY 6 YD RUN (JASON ELAM KICK)






    Jaguars vs. BroncosSep 23 6:20 PM



  • TD DEN TRAVIS HENRY 6 YD RUN (JASON ELAM KICK)






    Jaguars vs. BroncosSep 23 6:20 PM


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    TD DEN
    TRAVIS HENRY 6 YD RUN
    (JASON ELAM KICK)
    JACKSONVILLE 20
    DENVER 14 12:41 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Jaguars vs. BroncosSep 23 6:20 PM


  • NFL
    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    JACKSONVILLE 0 17 3 20
    DENVER 0 7 0 7 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NONE
    2ND QUARTER: JAC - TD, REGGIE WILLIAMS 3 YD PASS FROM
    DAVID GARRARD (JOHN CARNEY KICK),
    1:51. Drive: 18 plays, 80 yards in
    11:44. Key plays: Taylor 19-yard
    run to Jacksonville 47

    Sep 23 6:13 PM



  • FG JAC JOHN CARNEY 27 YD





    Jaguars vs. BroncosSep 23 5:41 PM


  • NFL
    FG JAC
    JOHN CARNEY 27 YD
    JACKSONVILLE 20
    DENVER 7 13:11 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Jaguars vs. BroncosSep 23 5:41 PM


  • NFL
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    JACKSONVILLE 0 17 17
    DENVER 0 7 7 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NONE
    2ND QUARTER: JAC - TD, REGGIE WILLIAMS 3 YD PASS FROM
    DAVID GARRARD (JOHN CARNEY KICK),
    1:51. Drive: 18 plays, 80 yards in
    11:44. Key plays: Taylor 19-yard
    run to Jacksonville 47; Ga

    Sep 23 5:22 PM



  • FG JAC JOHN CARNEY 19 YD





    Jaguars vs. BroncosSep 23 5:19 PM


  • NFL
    FG JAC
    JOHN CARNEY 19 YD
    JACKSONVILLE 17
    DENVER 7 0:08 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Jaguars vs. BroncosSep 23 5:19 PM



  • TD JAC GREG JONES 4 YD RUN (JOHN CARNEY KICK)






    Jaguars vs. BroncosSep 23 5:09 PM



  • TD JAC GREG JONES 4 YD RUN (JOHN CARNEY KICK)






    Jaguars vs. BroncosSep 23 5:09 PM


  • NFL
    TD JAC
    GREG JONES 4 YD RUN
    (JOHN CARNEY KICK)
    JACKSONVILLE 14
    DENVER 7 1:56 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Jaguars vs. BroncosSep 23 5:09 PM



  • TD DEN NATE JACKSON 1 YD PASS FROM JAY CUTLER (JASON ELAM KICK)

    Cutler 49-yard pass to Marshall on 3rd-and 14 to Jacksonville 35; Cutler 12-yard pass to Marshall on 3rd-and-4 to Jacksonville 17; Cutler 30-yard pass to Marshall on 2nd-and-24 to Jacksonville 1.








    Jaguars vs. BroncosSep 23 4:57 PM



  • TD DEN NATE JACKSON 1 YD PASS FROM JAY CUTLER (JASON ELAM KICK)

    Cutler 49-yard pass to Marshall on 3rd-and 14 to Jacksonville 35; Cutler 12-yard pass to Marshall on 3rd-and-4 to Jacksonville 17; Cutler 30-yard pass to Marshall on 2nd-and-24 to Jacksonville 1.








    Jaguars vs. BroncosSep 23 4:57 PM



  • TD DEN NATE JACKSON 1 YD PASS FROM JAY CUTLER (JASON ELAM KICK)

    Cutler 49-yard pass to Marshall on 3rd-and 14 to Jacksonville 35; Cutler 12-yard pass to Marshall on 3rd-and-4 to Jacksonville 17; Cutler 30-yard pass to Marshall on 2nd-and-24 to Jacksonville 1.








    Jaguars vs. BroncosSep 23 4:57 PM



  • TD DEN NATE JACKSON 1 YD PASS FROM JAY CUTLER (JASON ELAM KICK)







    Jaguars vs. BroncosSep 23 4:53 PM



  • TD DEN NATE JACKSON 1 YD PASS FROM JAY CUTLER (JASON ELAM KICK)







    Jaguars vs. BroncosSep 23 4:53 PM



  • TD DEN NATE JACKSON 1 YD PASS FROM JAY CUTLER (JASON ELAM KICK)







    Jaguars vs. BroncosSep 23 4:53 PM


  • NFL
    TD DEN
    NATE JACKSON 1 YD PASS FROM JAY CUTLER
    (JASON ELAM KICK)
    JACKSONVILLE 7
    DENVER 7 6:40 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Jaguars vs. BroncosSep 23 4:53 PM



  • TD JAC REGGIE WILLIAMS 3 YD PASS FROM DAVID GARRARD (JOHN CARNEY KICK)







    Jaguars vs. BroncosSep 23 4:39 PM



  • TD JAC REGGIE WILLIAMS 3 YD PASS FROM DAVID GARRARD (JOHN CARNEY KICK)







    Jaguars vs. BroncosSep 23 4:39 PM



  • TD JAC REGGIE WILLIAMS 3 YD PASS FROM DAVID GARRARD (JOHN CARNEY KICK)







    Jaguars vs. BroncosSep 23 4:39 PM


  • NFL
    TD JAC
    REGGIE WILLIAMS 3 YD PASS FROM DAVID GARRARD
    (JOHN CARNEY KICK)
    JACKSONVILLE 7
    DENVER 0 13:09 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Jaguars vs. BroncosSep 23 4:39 PM


  • NFL
    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    JACKSONVILLE 0 0
    DENVER 0 0 END, 1ST QTR

    Sep 23 4:34 PM