The Jaguars Hold Off Denver on the Road, 24-17

Ryan Gaydos@@RyanGaydosSenior Analyst IOctober 12, 2008

The Jacksonville Jaguars came to an ice cold INVESCO Field and beat the Denver Broncos at home 24-17, riding a fabulous performance from Maurice Jones-Drew. Jones-Drew had 22 carries for 125 yards and scored twice, one punched in from a yard out and the other on a 46-yard dash.

The icing on the cake came from a David Garrard pass to tight end Mercedes Lewis for a 30-yard touchdown. 

Denver did put on a little bit of heat. An 11-yard touchdown pass to Daniel Graham from Jay Cutler made it a one touchdown game.

But with 6:50 left in the game, Denver's defense could not stop the Jaguar offense. Denver did not get another chance to score.

Overall the Broncos should have won the game. They had all the momentum on their side because they were at home. However, Denver did not win and fell to 4-2. The Broncos are on a two-game losing streak.

Cutler had 192 passing yards with two touchdowns. Michael Pittman filled in nicely for the injured Selvin Young, rushing for 109 yards but no touchdowns. Cutler found Brandon Marshall nine times and for a total of 98 yards. Brandon Stokely had an 11-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter, with two others for 29 yards total.

The Jaguar offense controlled the game. David Garrard claimed Denver as his own. He was 25 of 34 for 266 yards and a touchdown. Like I said, Jones-Drew had a great game rushing for 125 yards and two touchdowns.

Matt Jones led Jacksonville's receivers again with seven receptions for 69 yards.