Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning vs. Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne.
Not only did that make you laugh, but oddsmakers are chuckling at this potential matchup. Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert, who is the starter, left this past Sunday’s game against St. Louis with a hamstring injury. But whoever lines up under center for Jacksonville against Denver is not expected to prevent a butt-whipping.
Denver is a 28-point favorite to defeat Jacksonville on Sunday, which is a spread believed to be the highest in NFL history. Several sports books, including the Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, are projecting Manning’s team to win by four touchdowns.
— RJ Bell (@RJinVegas) October 7, 2013
The spread, which is designed to lure people into making that bet, will likely decrease later this week, but it still might go down as one of the largest margins in NFL history.
Denver is 5-0 and has scored the most points (230) in NFL history through five games. The Jaguars are winless and on pace to be the first time to finish 0-16 since the Detroit Lions in 2008. Jacksonville has scored 51 points and allowed 163 through five games.
Can Jacksonville really lose by 28 points?
Kansas City defeated Jacksonville by 26 points earlier this season (28-2 final score), while Indianapolis posted a 37-3 victory (34 points) against the Jaguars.
Come on, Manning.
Daddy needs a new pair of shoes.