JACKSONVILLE – Here’s this week’s Wednesday primer.
Each Wednesday morning during the 2013 regular season, jaguars.com senior writer John Oehser will set the stage for the Jaguars’ Wednesday media access by previewing major topics facing the team that day. Each Wednesday afternoon/evening, he will break down what was learned from Jaguars players and coaches that day.
Here’s a look at five key Wednesday topics as the Jaguars prepare for the Denver Broncos . . .
1. Henne’s time again? The Jaguars are expected to change quarterbacks for a fifth time in 10 games this season, including the preseason.
2. How to stop Peyton? Jaguars players will get asked this again and again and again this week. With reason. Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has thrown an NFL-record 20 touchdown passes in five games, and is on pace to easily break the record of 50 in a regular season. He has thrown just one interception and the Broncos have scored more points in five games than any team in NFL history. No one has stopped Manning this season, and how the Jaguars plan do to it will be one of the day’s major storylines.
3. Their time, full time. Rookies
4. Their time, too – full time, too.
5. Up against it. The Broncos are huge favorites against the Jaguars – as big a favorite as any NFL team has been over another in a long, long time. That’s understandable. The Jaguars have lost five games by double digits and the Broncos have scored more points through five games than any team in NFL history. Odds don’t matter come game day, and that will be the Jaguars’ stance this week, but the issue . . . well, it will be an issue.