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Denver started its first possession at the Jacksonville 27-yard line and quickly headed to the end zone for a touchdown. However, its second possession didn't go nearly as smoothly as the first.
The Broncos started their second possession from their own 5-yard line after a fantastic punt by Bryan Anger. They picked up two first downs in three plays but then immediately stalled out, forcing the punt team to come onto the field at the Denver 30.
The problem? After the third-down play, a swing pass to running back Knowshon Moreno, Denver offensive lineman Zane Beadles dove at Andre Branch, who was lying on the ground after assisting in the tackle. The officials didn't catch Beadles' dive, but they did see Branch's retaliatory shove to Beadles' head.
Fifteen yards and a first down gave the Broncos offense another shot, and this isn't an offense to which you want to give free plays. Two runs and three completions later, the Broncos were in the end zone again, extending their lead to 14-0 and making the Jaguars' comeback much more difficult.
On Denver's first possession of the second half, a stop on Moreno by safety Josh Evans left the Broncos with a 3rd-and-goal from the 5-yard line and only one more chance to get into the end zone before having to settle for a field goal. Unfortunately, after the stop Evans got up and swaggered around over Moreno, saying something to the Broncos running back. The officials flagged Evans for taunting, turning a third down into a first down, and Denver punched the ball into the end zone a few plays later.
The call on Evans was iffy, but the fact remains the Jaguars need to be more disciplined. They don't have much margin for error, and extending opponents' drives with costly penalties is a good way to lose football games.