Broncos v. Jaguars Report Card

Check out the report card for the Denver Broncos from their game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

PASSING OFFENSE
B-minus -- The Broncos were able to pass the ball. Jake Plummer played a solid game, completing 23-of-39 passes for 250 yards without throwing an interception. But the Broncos had some dropped passes, and never got the big play they needed to get in the end zone.

RUSHING OFFENSE
D -- Not even the Broncos could run on Jacksonville's tough defensive front. Denver didn't have a run of more than nine yards all day. Quentin Griffin had a rough day, being stopped twice on third and one and fumbling away his final carry of the game with Denver in position to kick a game-winning field goal.

PASS DEFENSE
B-plus -- The Broncos didn't allow many completions and only eight first downs. Champ Bailey had some problems with Jimmy Smith, but overall Denver's defense bottled up Byron Leftwich. However, the pass defense couldn't come up with a turnover that could have turned the game around.

RUSH DEFENSE
A-minus -- Fred Taylor had a 10-yard run on his first carry of the game, and that was pretty much it for him. Taylor ended up with 44 yards on his other 15 carries. The Broncos tackled much better than in their first game when Kansas City's Priest Holmes had a big day.

SPECIAL TEAMS
D-minus -- Micah Knorr had a low 24.6-yard net average. Jacksonville's only touchdown came after a 50-yard punt return. Add in Jason Elam's first missed field goal of the season, and it was a forgettable performance. The Jaguars won the field-position battle all day.

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