Jaguars face winless Broncos in week 4

Zach Yearwood, Sports Reporter

Calais Campbell and the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-2) will be in Denver to take on the Broncos (0-3) on Sunday.

The Jaguars are coming off a home win against the Tennessee Titans last Thursday night while the Broncos lost to the Green Bay Packers this past Sunday.

This will be the second time that veteran defensive end Calais Campbell will play in his hometown in his 12-year career. In his only other game in Denver – a 2014 matchup when he was with the Arizona Cardinals – Campbell registered two tackles and one of his three career interceptions.

Jaguars’ star cornerback Jalen Ramsey will likely not play Sunday; he is reportedly in Nashville for the birth of his second child.

Things to watch

1. The Jaguars’ secondary: The absence of Jalen Ramsey is notable for several reasons. After requesting a trade two weeks ago, the 2016 first-round pick may have played his last game as a Jaguar against the Titans.The Jaguars defensive back corps (and defense as a whole) is expected to be significantly weaker without him. The Jaguars could learn how crucial Ramsey is to the defense’s success.

2. Calais Campbell: Campbell had a huge game against Tennessee in a game fans are dubbing, “the return of Sacksonville.” He put up seven tackles, three sacks and five quarterback hits on his way to being named AFC Defensive Player of the Week.

The 32-year-old defensive end is playing in his hometown for only the second time in his career and has reportedly bought several tickets for family members to attend the game. Against a struggling Broncos offense, look for Campbell to rack up sacks on his way to another monstrous performance.

3. Jaguars Offensive Line: This will be the second game that the Jaguars offensive line will start the five names at the top of the depth chart. The unit has a chance to be one of the best in the league.

On top of that, the Broncos defensive line has been one of the worst this season. Despite having all-pro pass rusher Von Miller and a first-round stud in Bradley Chubb, the team has posted zero sacks in three games. The offensive line will look to continue to shut down the Broncos pass rush.


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