If there’s anything that can be gleaned from the first four weeks of the NFL season, it’s that the Denver Broncos are very good — like, 16-0 good — and the Jacksonville Jaguars are very, very — like, 0-16 — bad. Highbrow analysis, I know.
The Jags will be on the road against the St. Louis Rams this week seeking their first win, while the Broncos will be taking their offensive attack to Dallas looking to move to 5-0. But in Week 6, the NFL’s best and worst will collide in Denver, and if Vegas’ opinion on the matter is good for anything, it’s going to be a bloodbath.
If there was ever a matchup that warranted a 28-point spread, it would be one pitting the league’s best offense against a team that has both the league’s worst offense and a bottom-10 defense.
Through four weeks, the Broncos have been winning by an average of 22 points per game, while scoring nearly 45 points per game, whereas the Jaguars have lost their four games by an average of 24.5 points, while barely managing a touchdown per contest.
Seattle opened as a 19.5-point favorite over these same Jaguars in Week 3 and went on to cover the spread, and then some, in a 45-17 win — and it might have been worse had the Seahawks not taken out Russell Wilson with a 31-7 lead midway through the third quarter.
And while favorites, historically, have not cashed in on monster NFL spreads, something tells me there won’t be too many bets placed on the Jaguars next week in Vegas.