Originally Posted by Kaylore
I just did some research on historic upsets trying to find a trend. While there are examples, most are on the road there are too many elements at play where Denver should run away with this thing. Even if the Jags started the game up 14 ala the Pokes last week, I'd still believe the game would be over by the third quarter. Their missing their tackles. Mercedes Lewis is out, so you can put Irving in there to be the thumper if Woodyard can't go. Our secondary will give them problems and they punt a lot which means Holiday will get chances and Prater is kicking at altitude.
If the above was all we had, we'd probably win. But then we have Manning et al. It's over.
If it wasn't at home I might worry a bit. Historically the way to lose these games (and it doesn't happen often) is to turn the ball over..a lot.
We had two fumbles last week (everyone seems to have simply forgotten that Knowshon put one on the ground). Manning does have a history with blow-up games were he'll throw 2 or 3 interceptions as well. If either one of those happens, this is a loseable game.
Even then..if everything goes wrong.. I just don't think the Jags offense can get out of its own way to take advantage. I just can't see a situation in which we lose.