JACKSONVILLE – The task is daunting, and that’s an issue this week.
But the questions and outside storylines aren’t
Let observers make their observations.
What Henne said the Jaguars will do is prepare to play.
“We have to focus on us,” Henne said Wednesday as the Jaguars (0-5) prepared to play the Denver Broncos (5-0) at Sports Authority Field at Mike High in Denver, Colo., Sunday at 4:05 p.m.
“You really don’t pay attention to it. Obviously, it’s out there, and it’s tough, but we’re getting better. We’re getting better as an offense and we had our best offensive performance yardage-wise last week. If we continue to get better, the points will show up and the plays will show up.
“Hopefully, we can get a win out of it.”
The Broncos, first in the NFL in total offense, have won their first five games by an average of 18.2 points, with quarterback Peyton Manning having thrown 20 touchdowns and one interception. They have scored more points – 230 --through the first five games than any team in NFL history.
The Jaguars are 32nd offensively, but indeed had their best offensive game of the season last week, scoring 20 points in a loss to the Rams and producing 363 yards.
“We just have to keep improving,” wide receiver
The Jaguars have lost all five of their games by double digits, and as a result, the Broncos are heavy favorites Sunday.
“I’ve been an underdog my whole life,” Jaguars running back
Said Shorts, “We’re all excited. We’re excited to go to Denver and face one of the hottest teams in the league and compete. We’re not having a losing mentality going on. We’re going in confident.”
Henne is expected to start for the third time this season, with
Henne, who led the Jaguars to a field goal and a late touchdown drive in a 34-20 loss to St. Louis this past Sunday, completed seven of 13 passes for 89 yards and a touchdown against the Rams. He has completed 53 of 95 passes for 601 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions.
“Chad’s played a lot the last two years, and we have a lot with him in practice, so it’s not a big deal at all,” Shorts said. “We’re confident in him.”
The Jaguars also will start
Bradfield and Pasztor were undrafted free agents, with Bradfield having started one previous game at left tackle and Pasztor making his first career start at right tackle last week.
“They both did a good job of playing hard and playing smart,” Jaguars guard