In Week 3 of last season, the Jaguars outrushed the Broncos 186-47 for a 23-14 road win.
Jacksonville was held to just 38 yards on the ground in a 26-21 home loss to the Steelers. ... Denver's offense was held in check vs. Tampa Bay, but some timely defense allowed the Broncos to hold on for a 16-13 home win.
Royal's replacement:Eddie Royal has been a pleasant surprise in the Broncos' pass-happy offense, but an ankle injury could keep the rookie out of action this week. If Royal can't go, Brandon Stokley (six receptions, 52 yards, one TD last week) should see more passes coming his way.
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Jaguars DE Reggie Hayward played four seasons (2001-04) in Denver and totaled 22 sacks. ... Rashean Mathis has returned both of his interceptions for touchdowns this season. ... The Broncos are one win shy of their 400th franchise victory. ... Denver aims for its seventh straight home victory, dating back to last season. ... Denver's Champ Bailey (43) and Dre Bly (38) rank first and second among active CBs for most INTs since 1999.