Courtland Sutton’s career day helped the Denver Broncos beat woeful Jacksonville 23-13 on Sunday, handing the Jaguars a seventeenth consecutive loss.

Sutton achieved with 9 catches for 159 yards, together with a shoe-string seize contained in the third quarter that positively charges amongst his finest performs in 4 seasons. In Denver’s first recreation with out Jerry Jeudy (ankle), Sutton confirmed he’s more likely to be Teddy Bridgewater’s go-to man.

SHORT-LIVED REUNION

Bradley Chubb’s return from an ankle damage was short-lived. Denver’s standout linebacker left the sport contained in the second quarter after re-aggravating the damage. Chubb regarded noticeably upset as he walked off the sphere and to the damage tent after which the locker room.

He was dominated out a short while later.

Chubb and star Von Miller, thought of considered one of many NFL’s most dominant pass-rushing duos, have been on the sphere collectively for the primary time in practically two years. They final did that on Sept. 29, 2019, within the path of the Jaguars. Chubb missed the remainder of that season on account of a left knee damage, and Miller sat out all of 2020 after dislodging a tendon in his left ankle in observe.

Chubb was inactive for final week’s opener on the New York Giants nonetheless tried to go irrespective of being restricted in observe all week.

LAMBO MISSES

Josh Lambo’s struggles continued Sunday, elevating questions on whether or not or not or not the Jaguars will make a change at kicker. Lambo missed two field-goal makes an attempt, making him 0 for 3 on the season.

Lambo, who had hip surgical course of final yr nonetheless vowed earlier this month he’s “as good of a kicker, if not better, than I’ve ever been,” was enormous appropriate from 52 yards away and big left from 48. He was enormous left on a 55-yarder final week at Houston.

KEY INJURIES

Broncos LB Josey Jewell left the sport inside the primary half with a shoulder damage. Jaguars misplaced TE James O’Shaughnessy (ankle), CB CJ Henderson (hip) and RG A.J. Cann (hamstring).

LIGHT CROWD

The Jaguars launched 58,461 tickets distributed for his or her dwelling opener, and loads of of these went to Denver followers. Orange jerseys have been prevalent all by the use of the stadium.

UP NEXT

Broncos: Host the winless New York Jets subsequent Sunday, ending a three-game opening stretch that’s seemingly the softest contained in the NFL.

Jaguars: Host Arizona subsequent Sunday. The Cardinals have gained the final word three conferences.