Denver Broncos, Jacksonville Jaguars Point Spread: Peyton Manning Giving 28 Vs. Jags, Largest In NFL History [VIDEO]

Mike Smollins
By Mike Smollins @MikeSmollins
on Oct 07, 2013 12:17 PM EDT
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Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning fell to 1-2 in Super Bowls and 11-12 in the postseason with the team's Super Bowl XLVIII loss to the Seattle Seahawks. (Photo : Reuters)

The Denver Broncos are so much better than the Jacksonville Jaguars this season that the teams' point spread has made history. The Broncos are giving up 28 points, or four touchdowns, to the Jaguars in Sunday's Week 6 meeting in Denver, setting a record for the most heavily favored spread of all-time. The spread is subject to change during the week, but for now it's made history.

The Broncos are off to an impressive 5-0 start, and quarterback Peyton Manning has been dominant throughout each of the first five games. Manning leads the league in passing yards (1,884), touchdowns (20), completions (150) and completion percentage (75.8%) while throwing just one interception so far this season.

Denver plowed through the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens, the New York Giants, and the Oakland Raiders through the first three weeks of the campaign before setting a franchise record in points in Week 4 with a 52-20 win over the Philadelphia Eagles, and they were able to narrowly edge out the Dallas Cowboys 51-48 in a shootout Sunday for their fifth straight victory. The 0-5 Jaguars, meanwhile, are in the conversation for the worst team in the NFL. Jacksonville quarterback Blaine Gabbert left the team's 34-20 loss to the St. Louis Rams Sunday with a hamstring injury. On the season, Gabbert has gone 42-for-86 (48.8%) for 481 yards with one touchdown and seven interceptions. Chad Henne took over for the injured Gabbert Sunday and threw a touchdown, bringing his numbers to 53-for-95 (55.8%) for 601 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions while he's appeared in parts of four games.

The Jaguars mustered up just two points in a Week 1 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs and then fell to the Raiders and Seattle Seahawks the following two weeks before only scoring three points in a 37-3 loss to the Colts in Week 4 and dropping Sunday's game to St. Louis. Things have been so dire in Jacksonville that some fans have even rallied for the team to sign free agent quarterback Tim Tebow, but management hasn't budged on that front.

It's been a tale of two very different seasons for both these franchises, leading to the biggest spread of an NFL game in history as Manning and the Broncos will look to continue their historic start to the season while the Jaguars will try to prove their doubters wrong when they're up against an embarrassingly lopsided spread

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