Jaguars vs. Broncos – 1996 AFC Divisional Playoffs: Jaguars Upset John Elway | NFL Full Game

Jaguars vs. Broncos – 1996 AFC Divisional Playoffs: Jaguars Upset John Elway | NFL Full Game


>>AS WE WELCOME YOU TO DENVER, A BEAUTIFUL DAY — 45 DEGREES AT KICKOFF TIME. THE JAGUARS AND COACH TOM COUGHLIN — HE’S BEEN CALLED A LOT OF THINGS. ONE OF THOSE IS A STRICT DISCIPLINARIAN, AND WHAT’S BECOME WRONG WITH DISCIPLINE?>>ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. THERE ARE NO HIDDEN AGENDAS WITH COACH COUGHLIN. AND I’LL TELL YOU ONE THING ABOUT IT. EVERYBODY UNDERSTANDS THEIR ROLE. THEY’RE ALL UNDER ONE UMBRELLA. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS. TOM COUGHLIN HAS A THEME FOR EVERY WEEK. THIS WEEK IS THIS — “WITH SUCCESS COMES GREATER CHALLENGES.” AND I’M GONNA TELL YOU SOMETHING ELSE. THEY ALL UNDERSTAND WHERE HE’S AT.>>THAT’S A 2-TOUCHDOWN UNDERDOG — THE CHALLENGE TODAY. THE GREAT JOHN ELWAY OF THE DENVER BRONCOS, HIS GREATNESS PASSBOOK HAS BEEN STAMPED ON EVERY PAGE BUT SUPER BOWL.>>THAT’S RIGHT, DICK. AND IN MY OPINION, JOHN ELWAY PHYSICALLY IS THE MOST DYNAMIC QUARTERBACK EVER TO PLAY IN THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE. HE’S DURABLE. HE’S TOUGH. HE HAS GREAT ARM STRENGTH. AND WE TALKED TO HIM YESTERDAY. HE SAYS, “YOU KNOW WHAT? I’M PLAYING QUARTERBACK NOW BETTER THAN EVER BEFORE.” HE WAS VERY EXCITED BECAUSE HE KNOWS THIS DENVER TEAM GIVES HIM A CHANCE TO GO TO THE SUPER BOWL AND WIN IT.>>WELL, TALK IS OVER. IT’S TIME TO PLAY. THE WINNER GOES TO THE AFC CHAMPIONSHIP. ONLY ONE TIME HAVE THE BRONCOS STUMBLED IN THE PLAYOFFS HERE AT HOME, AND THEY MEET A TEAM, JACKSONVILLE, THAT HAS NOT LOST A GAME SINCE MID-NOVEMBER. AND TOM COUGHLIN’S YOUNG TEAM MATURING RAPIDLY IN ITS SECOND YEAR. AND THERE IS THE MAIN REASON, MARK BRUNELL. HE HAS STARDOM WRITTEN ALL OVER HIS TALENT. AND TO THINK THAT HE WAS ON THE SAME GREEN BAY TEAM WITH BRETT FAVRE AND TY DETMER — THREE MEN ALL QUARTERBACKING TEAMS INTO THE PLAYOFFS THIS YEAR. HERE WE GO IN DENVER! AND THE SPIRIT IS INDEED MILE HIGH. KICK COMES DOWN SHORT TO RICKY BELL. FOUGHT THE SUN. IT’S BUCKY BROOKS, A FORMER BUFFALO BILL, ACROSS THE 25, TO THE 27-YARD LINE. THE JAGUARS SEND OUT MARK BRUNELL, WHO LED THE LEAGUE BOTH IN RUSHING AS A QUARTERBACK AND HAD MORE PASSING YARDS. AND HERE’S THE MAIN REASON. THE OFFENSIVE LINE DEVELOPING INTO A GOOD ONE, AND TONY BOSELLI A STAR. HE IS IMPOSING. COLEMAN, WIDELL, TYLSKI, SEARCY, WHO WAS IN THE SUPER BOWL WITH THE STEELERS LAST YEAR. NATRONE MEANS OFF HIS BEST-EVER GAME IN BUFFALO. MASTON IS THE BLOCKER. SMITH AND McCARDELL ARE THE WIDE RECEIVERS, BOTH WITH MORE THAN 80 CATCHES. DEREK BROWN, THE EX-GIANT, AT TIGHT END. [ CROWD CHEERS ] BRUNELL WAS HOARSE THROUGH THE COURSE OF THIS WEEK, WITH LOUD NOISE PLAYED IN THE JAGUAR PRACTICES FOR THIS REASON. LISTEN TO THE DIN. MEANS. LOST A YARD. FLAGS FLY. DELAY OF GAME, AS BRUNELL, TRYING TO CHANGE PLAYS AND COULDN’T DO IT AGAINST THE NOISE OF THIS CROWD.>>NO PLAY. DELAY ON THE OFFENSE. 5 YARDS — STILL FIRST DOWN. [ CROWD CHEERS ] GIVES US A CHANCE TO INTRODUCE THE DENVER DEFENDERS. AS JIM POINTED OUT, ALL 11 OF THESE MEN STARTED THE FIRST GAME OF THE YEAR. WILLIAMS, LODISH, MICHAEL DEAN PERRY, AND ALFRED WILLIAMS. WILLIAMS, A CAREER YEAR, GOES TO THE PRO BOWL WITH MICHAEL DEAN. JOHN MOBLEY, THE ROOKIE FROM KUTZTOWN STATE. ALDRIDGE, ROMANOWSKI, THE FORMER 49er AND EAGLE. CROCKETT AND WASHINGTON — LOTS OF EXPERIENCE AT THE CORNERS. BRAXTON HAD A SUPER YEAR — 9 INTERCEPTIONS, TIED FOR THE LEAD LEAGUE. STEVE ATWATER, A MAN TO WATCH, 27. HE’LL BE ZEROING IN ON NATRONE MEANS. [ CROWD CHEERS ] FIRST AND 15. INCOMPLETE. AND RAY CROCKETT ALMOST GOT A HAND ON IT. REGGIE BARLOW WAS THE NEAREST JAGUAR.>>WELL, WE KNOW WHERE THE JAGUARS ON OFFENSE FEEL BRUNELL’S GOT TO HAVE A BIG GAME. HE IS REALLY THE FACTOR IN THIS FOOTBALL GAME. THE OTHER GUY IS NATRONE MEANS. IF NATRONE MEANS GETS A HUNDRED YARDS, THEN JACKSONVILLE OFFENSIVELY WILL HAVE A CHANCE.>>WELL, DENVER’S DEFENSE, THEY KNOW THEY GOT TO STOP MARK BRUNELL. AND WHAT THEY GOT TO DO TODAY, THE DEFENSIVE ENDS — ALFRED WILLIAMS AND DAN WILLIAMS — GO UP THE FIELD, DON’T GET INSIDE, KEEP MARK BRUNELL IN THE POCKET, ‘CAUSE ONCE HE GETS OUT, YOU’RE IN TROUBLE.>>BOTH McCARDELL AND SMITH ARE TO THE RIGHT. GIVE IT TO MEANS ON THE DRAW, AND THE BIG MAN BARRELS HIS WAY OUT TO THE 34-YARD LINE BEFORE HE’S HORSE-COLLARED BY STEVE ATWATER — A 12-YARD GAIN BY MEANS, WHO HAS ALWAYS RUN WELL AGAINST THE BRONCOS. AS A CHARGER HAD SOME BIG GAMES.>>THIS WAS AN EXCELLENT CALL. IT’S A NICE TRAP.>>WELL, IT’S A GOOD CALL. IT’S A TRAP INSIDE. IT’S SECOND AND 15. SPREAD DENVER’S DEFENSE OUT. TRAP UP INSIDE NATRONE MEANS. GOOD JOB GETTING CLOSE. NOW YOU CAN PICK UP A THIRD DOWN, THIRD AND SHORT. [ CROWD CHEERS ]>>THIRD DOWN AND 3. SHOTGUN, BRUNELL. INCOMPLETE. DEFLECTED AT THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE. DAN WILLIAMS, IT APPEARED, NUMBER 90, GOT A PIECE OF IT.>>WELL, IT’S A GOOD JOB BY THE DENVER DEFENSE. THEY SEND 5 PEOPLE AT MARK BRUNELL, AND WATCH THE LANES, HOW THEY KEEP ALL OF IT CLOSED DOWN. HE THINKS HE MIGHT WANT TO RUN, THEN HE REALIZES THERE’S NOWHERE TO GO. MAKE HIM STAND IN THERE AND THROW THE FOOTBALL.>>AND HERE’S A BALL THAT’S JUST BLOCKED RIGHT AT THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE, AND THERE WAS NO CHANCE.>>SHORT KICK, AND ROD SMITH SAYS, “STAY AWAY FROM IT.” TAKES A BOUNCE OUT OF BOUNDS, AND DENVER WILL HAVE GOOD POSITION AT ITS 37-YARD LINE. AND HERE COMES THE 36-YEAR-OLD ELWAY, LOOKING FOR HIS FOURTH TRIP TO A SUPER BOWL. HIS OFFENSIVE LINE READS THIS WAY… ZIMMERMAN GOES TO HIS SEVENTH PRO BOWL. SCHLERETH, OFF TWO KNEE OPERATIONS IN MID-DECEMBER, STARTS. NALEN PLAYED FOR COUGHLIN AT BOSTON COLLEGE. HABIB AND THOMPSON, THE LINE. THE BACKFIELD — TERRELL DAVIS, NOSED OUT FOR THE RUSHING TITLE BY BARRY SANDERS. CRAVER, THE BLOCKER. MILLER AND McCAFFREY, THE WIDEOUTS. SHANNON SHARPE LED ALL TIGHT ENDS WITH 80 CATCHES THIS YEAR. DAVIS COMES OUT WAY TO THE LEFT, BOTTOM OF YOUR PICTURE, WITH ELWAY IN A SHOTGUN ON FIRST DOWN. THIS IS THAT CONCERN OF COUGHLIN, THE PLAY-CALLING OFF THE TOP OF THE GAME. INTENDED FOR SHARPE AND BROKEN UP BY TOM McMANUS. DEFENSE FOR THE JAGUARS… McMANUS IN THE MIDDLE, A MAN OUT OF WORK TWO YEARS AGO. JEFF LAGEMAN, DON DAVEY, JURKOVIC, AND SIMMONS. SIMMONS WITH THAT BIG INTERCEPTION IN BUFFALO FOR A TOUCHDOWN. KEVIN HARDY, THE TOUTED ROOKIE FROM ILLINOIS, McMANUS, AND ROBINSON THE BACKERS. AARON BEASLEY, A ROOKIE FROM WEST VIRGINIA, STARTS, WITH MICKEY WASHINGTON, DANA HALL, AND CHRIS HUDSON AT SAFETY. SECOND AND 10 FOR ELWAY, AGAIN IN THE SHOTGUN. FLAG DOWN. ELWAY THROWS. COMPLETE TO ANTHONY MILLER, WHO WAS DRILLED BY CHRIS HUDSON. LET’S SEE IF IT COUNTS. COULD BE HOLDING IN THE BACKFIELD AGAINST DENVER.>>IT IS HOLDING IN THE BACKFIELD.>>RED CASHION IS OUR REFEREE, HIS 25th YEAR IN THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE. THIS WILL BE HIS LAST GAME, ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR MEN AROUND IN A STRIPED JERSEY.>>HOLDING, NUMBER 75 ON THE OFFENSE. 10 YARDS — STILL SECOND DOWN.>>BRIAN HABIB, NUMBER 75, THE RIGHT GUARD, HE’S GONNA TRY TO BLOCK JEFF LAGEMAN COMING AROUND. JEFF LAGEMAN, NUMBER 56, HAS SPEED. HE TAKES IT INSIDE, AND, AS TOM COUGHLIN SAID YESTERDAY, “HE DOESN’T HAVE GREAT STATS, BUT THIS GUY IS PLAYING GREAT DEFENSE FOR US RIGHT NOW.”>>LAGEMAN, WHO CAME TO JACKSONVILLE AS AN UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENT A YEAR AGO FROM THE JETS. SO, ELWAY STARES AT SECOND AND 20. SCRAMBLES. HIS HAMSTRING IS BETTER. OH, IS IT EVER. DIVES ACROSS THE 45. HE’S NEAR A FIRST DOWN. [ CROWD CHEERS ]>>YOU KNOW WHAT THE THING ABOUT THIS PLAY IS WHEN ELWAY DIVES, THOUGH, PHIL? THEY GIVE HIM THAT LITTLE BIT OF EXTRA YARDAGE BECAUSE HE DIDN’T SLIDE. HE DIVES. IF HE SLIDES, IT’S WHERE THE BALL HITS WHEN HE GOES DOWN ON THE GROUND. HERE’S ELWAY. THEY’RE PLAYING MAN COVERAGE DOWNFIELD. HE SEES THE OPENING, AND HE TAKES OFF. YOU’RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT, DICK. HIS HAMSTRING IS FINE. BUT HERE AT THE END, THEY’LL GIVE HIM THIS LITTLE EXTRA BECAUSE HE DIVES FORWARD, AND HE ISN’T TOUCHED UNTIL THERE.>>ONE OF THE ALL-TIME RUSHERS AT QUARTERBACK, JOHN ELWAY, OVER 3,000 YARDS, AND MANY FEEL BRUNELL, IF HE STAYS HEALTHY, HE’LL BE IN THAT ELITE GROUP. IT’S THIRD AND LESS THAN A YARD. TERRELL DAVIS GETS HIS FIRST CHANCE AND HAS JUST ENOUGH FOR THE FIRST DOWN TO THE 48-YARD LINE. BUT THE SCRAMBLE BY ELWAY THE KEY AND SO REMINDFUL OF THE TALENT OF ELWAY IN HIS YOUNGER YEARS, WHEN HE PLAYED ON LESSER TEAMS.>>WELL, DICK, THE THING THEY’RE DOING, THE BRONCOS, SPREADING THEIR OFFENSE OUT. JACKSONVILLE, THEY’RE MAKING THEM DECLARE — THEY CAN SEE RIGHT AWAY, ELWAY CAN — IS IT MAN OR ZONE? THE LAST TIME, HE KNEW IT WAS MAN COVERAGE BY THE FORMATION. WHEN HE RUNS, THERE’S NOBODY LOOKING AT HIM.>>WELL, THEY’RE GOING TO GO THROUGH THE FORMALITY OF A MEASUREMENT. IT APPEARED THAT TERRELL DAVIS MADE IT BY PLENTY.>>WASN’T IT INTERESTING LAST NIGHT, TOM COUGHLIN, THE COACH OF THE JAGUARS, SAYING TO US THAT “WE DON’T EXPECT ELWAY TO RUN. HE DOESN’T WANT TO RUN ANYMORE.” AND WE’RE SITTING THERE, ‘CAUSE WE KNEW THAT HIS HAMSTRING, ELWAY’S, IS PERFECTLY FINE. HE SAID, “IF I HAVE TO RUN, I’LL RUN.” BUT TOM COUGHLIN SAID, “I DON’T THINK HE WILL.”>>WELL, I THINK WHAT HE WAS REALLY TRYING TO SAY, TOO, THOUGH, JOHN ELWAY WILL MOVE AROUND AND LOOK TO THROW IT FIRST IF HE CAN, BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT HE DOES, PAUL. HE LOVES TO MOVE AROUND, BUY THAT EXTRA SECOND AND THEN THROW IT DOWN THE FIELD.>>AND THE BRONCOS SHOWING HOW SUCCESSFUL THEY’VE BEEN ON OPENING DRIVES. THAT’S PART OF THAT SCHEME OF SCRIPTING THE PLAYS MIKE SHANAHAN BORROWED FROM SAN FRANCISCO. COMPLETE TO DWAYNE CARSWELL, THE TIGHT END. TOPPLED BY AARON BEASLEY AFTER AN 8-YARD GAIN.>>WELL, DICK, WE TALKED ABOUT IT EARLIER, THE SCRIPTED PLAYS. THEY HAVE 15 OF THEM. AND, PAUL, YOU ASKED HIM, “DO YOU SAVE ANYTHING FOR LATER IN THE GAME?” AND HE SAYS, “NO, I GIVE THEM ALL MY GOOD STUFF EARLY,” AND THIS IS ONE OF THEM, THE PLAY-ACTION FAKE ONE WAY, ROLLING OUT. THE BRONCOS LOVE THIS PLAY. IT’S CALLED A NAKED BOOTLEG. JACKSONVILLE SAYS, “WE GOT TO STOP IT.” FIRST TIME OUT, THEY LET IT GET BY, THOUGH.>>CARSWELL, THE MAN WHO CAUGHT THAT ONE, IS FROM JACKSONVILLE. THAT’S WHERE HE GREW UP. SO, HE IS PLEASED TO GET AN EARLY CALL. SECOND AND 2. TERRELL DAVIS. AND GOOD JOB DEFENSIVELY AGAINST THE RUN BY JACKSONVILLE. JIM?>>WELL, DICK, I SPOKE TO SHANNON SHARPE BEFORE HE WAS INTRODUCED. HE SAID HEAD COACH MIKE SHANAHAN HAD A BRIEF MESSAGE. HE SAID, “DON’T PLAY CAUTIOUS. DON’T PLAY AS THOUGH YOU ARE GOING TO LOSE THE GAME. IF YOU MAKE A MISTAKE, AND YOU’RE PLAYING HARD, THAT’S OKAY. WE’LL PLAY THROUGH THE MISTAKE. BUT LET’S PLAY TODAY WITH TOTAL RECKLESS ABANDON.” DICK?>>MIKE SHANAHAN IN HIS SECOND YEAR. INTERESTINGLY, HE HAS ONE LESS PLAYOFF GAME AS HEAD COACH THAN TOM COUGHLIN. THIS IS HIS FIRST, AND COUGHLIN, OF COURSE, LAST WEEK WITH THE WIN AT BUFFALO. THIRD AND 2. ACTUALLY LOST ABOUT A HALF YARD ON THAT LAST CARRY. ELWAY. INCOMPLETE. SHANNON SHARPE. THE THROW WAS A LITTLE LOW, AND SHARPE APPEARED TO KICK IT OUT OF HIS OWN GRASP WITH HIS KNEE.>>WELL, THEY GOT THE MATCHUP THEY WANTED. THEY GOT SHANNON SHARPE ON A SAFETY, TRAVIS DAVIS, ONE-ON-ONE, AND HE JUST DROPS THE FOOTBALL.>>SHARPE, WHO HAS HIGH EXPECTATIONS GOING INTO THESE PLAYOFFS, AS THE PRO BOWL TIGHT END, AFC. TOM ROUEN TO PUNT, HIS NET OVER 36. AND CHRIS HUDSON, WHO PLAYED UP IN BOULDER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, BACK AT THE 10 FOR JACKSONVILLE. HIGH. HUDSON STARING. BEAUTIFUL BOUNCE FOR DENVER AND WILL BE DOWNED AT ABOUT THE 10-YARD LINE.>>THERE’S BEEN A CHANGE ALREADY ON THE OFFENSIVE LINE FOR THE JAGUARS BECAUSE NUMBER 79, THEIR CENTER, DAVE WIDELL, HAS A STRAINED LEFT CALF. HE CAME OUT OF THE GAME. SO, HIS BACKUP, NUMBER 63, MICHAEL CHEEVER, IS IN THE GAME. BACK TO YOU, DICK.>>ALL RIGHT, BEASLEY. FIRST DOWN FOR BRUNELL AND THE JAGUARS AT THEIR OWN 10. GIVE IT TO MEANS, AND NATRONE FOR A YARD AND THAT’S ALL, AS JOHN MOBLEY LED THE DEFENSIVE CHARGE. NATRONE MEANS FROM CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA, WAS A SECOND-ROUND PICK OF THE CHARGERS. [ CROWD CHEERS ] FAKE. BRUNELL ON THE ROLL. ALFRED WILLIAMS CAN’T GET HIM. THROWS INCOMPLETE. THROWS IT AWAY. SO, WILLIAMS WITH A CHANCE FOR A SACK, COULDN’T QUITE BRING BRUNELL DOWN.>>WELL, ALFRED WILLIAMS, NUMBER 91, WE GOT A CHANCE TO TALK TO HIM. AND HIS JOB TODAY? MAKE SURE YOU KEEP MARK BRUNELL IN THAT POCKET. HE DOES A GOOD JOB. HE SEES HIM COMING OUT. HE GETS OUTSIDE, MAKES HIM PULL UP. THAT’S IMPORTANT. NOW HE CAN’T MAKE THE PLAY DOWN THE FIELD. IT’S NOT IMPORTANT FOR HIM TODAY TO GET THE SACKS. MAKE MARK BRUNELL BEAT YOU FROM INSIDE.>>WASN’T IT SOMETHING, BECAUSE THE BEGINNING OF THE WEEK, WHEN THEY TOLD HIM, “YOU’RE GONNA BE A CONTAIN MAN,” HE SAID, “I WAS REALLY DISAPPOINTED. THEN, A COUPLE DAYS LATER, I REALIZED THIS IS A TEAM SPORT. I HAVE TO DO WHAT THE DEFENSE CALLS FOR.”>>BRUNELL LOOKING FOR HIS FIRST COMPLETION, 0-FOR-3. SCREENS IT TO MEANS. FALLS AT THE 14. AND THE JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS WILL HAVE TO PUNT.>>THAT TIME HE GOT ALFRED WILLIAMS IN COVERAGE. THEY PLAY THAT ZONE-BLITZING DEAL, WHERE WILLIAMS DROPS OFF. AND HE WAS THE GUY THAT MAKES THE TACKLE WHEN MEANS GOES DOWN ON THE SCREEN.>>ON TO PUNT, BRYAN BARKER. HAD A GOOD SEASON, AVERAGING NEARLY 44. BUT HIS FIRST PUNT WASN’T MUCH, ONLY 29. AND HE LINES THIS ONE. RETURNABLE. SMITH HANDLES THE HOP AT THE 45 AND STEPS OUT AT THE DENVER 49, A 41-YARD KICK, 5 ON THE RETURN. FIDGETING, BITING HIS NAILS LIKE ANY FATHER, JOHN ELWAY’S DAD, JACK ELWAY, A LONGTIME COACH — WASHINGTON STATE, STANFORD, CAL STAGE — NORTHRIDGE. STILL INVOLVED WITH THE BRONCOS. SAID HE KNEW HE HAD SOMETHING SPECIAL IN ELWAY’S JUNIOR YEAR IN HIGH SCHOOL. HE SAID, “OH, IS HE GOING TO BE GOOD.” JACK HIMSELF A TERRIFIC QUARTERBACK IN HIS WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL DAYS. ELWAY FIRES COMPLETE TO TERRELL DAVIS. IT’LL BE SHORT YARDAGE TO THE JACKSONVILLE 49. KEVIN HARDY, THE ROOKIE BACKER FROM ILLINOIS, MADE THE STOP.>>DICK, WE WERE WATCHING HIM BITING HIS NAILS. HE’S GOT THOSE NAILS UP TO THE FIRST KNUCKLE. [ LAUGHS ] THERE WILL BE NO NAIL — LOOK. HE IS JUST NERVOUS.>>YOU CAN’T ENJOY THE GAME AS A FATHER RIGHT THERE. HE’S JUST PLAYING EVERY PLAY. AND, OF COURSE, BEING AN EX-COACH JUST MAKES IT WORSE, TOO, BECAUSE YOU MIGHT UNDERSTAND TOO MUCH OF WHAT’S GOING ON.>>PRETTY GOOD GENES IN THAT ELWAY FAMILY. JACK ELWAY, HIS FATHER — HIS GRANDDAD, JOHN ELWAY’S — WAS A PLAYER BACK IN ALTOONA. PLAYED AGAINST JIM THORPE. TOSS TO TERRELL DAVIS. AND HE MAKES HIS FIRST STATEMENT! DAVIS IS CLEAR TO THE 10. OUT OF BOUNDS INSIDE THE 5!>>OH, DID HE GET SOME GREAT BLOCKING DOWNFIELD. HE SET THIS WHOLE THING UP FOR THE RECEIVERS TO BE ABLE TO BLOCK DOWNFIELD.>>REALLY WHAT MAKES THE PLAY GO — WATCH THE OFFENSIVE LINEMEN OF DENVER. THEY GET THE BLOCKS. THEY STAY WITH THEM. THE DEFENSIVE LINEMEN CANNOT GET OFF. THAT ENABLES TERRELL DAVIS TO GET OUT IN THE OPEN FIELD. AND THAT’S WHAT THE JACKSONVILLE PEOPLE TOLD US. AS A GROUP, DENVER’S OFFENSIVE LINE IS THE BEST IN THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE.>>HERE COMES ANTHONY MILLER. WATCH ANTHONY. HE JUST STAYS WITH HIS MAN, AND TERRELL JUST BREAKS IT RIGHT OFF BEHIND HIM. WHAT A BEAUTIFUL BLOCK BY A RECEIVER.>>DAVIS NOW GETS THE CALL ON FIRST AND GOAL. AND HE HAS NOT QUITE KNOCKED IT IN, AS THE SIGNAL IS AT THE ONE-FOOT LINE, AS A VERY INTERESTED SPECTATOR WATCHES TERRELL DAVIS GET UP OFF THE PILE. KATEREE DAVIS, HIS MOTHER, UP HERE FROM SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA. HE WAS A STAR AT LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL THERE, SAME SCHOOL THAT PRODUCED MARCUS ALLEN. 47-YARD RUN BY DAVIS GOT THEM INSIDE THE 5 AND NOW SECOND AND GOAL. [ CROWD CHEERS ]>>USUALLY A QUARTERBACK SNEAK OUT OF THIS FORMATION.>>ELWAY. PUTS THE BALL — LURCHES FOR IT AND DIDN’T QUITE GET THE CALL. NOT QUITE IN, SAYS THE HEAD LINESMAN. IT’LL BE THIRD AND GOAL.>>WELL, IT LOOKS LIKE FROM UP HERE THAT JOHN ELWAY GOT THE FOOTBALL OVER THE GOAL LINE. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT IT. HE KNOWS HE’S STOPPED WHEN HE STICKS THE BALL OUT. IT’S DEFINITELY ACROSS THE LINE.>>UNLESS THEY RULED THAT HIS PROGRESS HAD BEEN STOPPED BEFORE HE LEANED FORWARD.>>I TELL YOU WHO DID A GREAT JOB WAS LAGEMAN. LAGEMAN CAME DOWN AND JUST NAILED ELWAY, AND THAT’S WHERE THEY MIGHT HAVE CALLED HE STOPPED FORWARD PROGRESS. BUT THE BALL WAS OVER THE GOAL LINE.>>CRAVER AND DAVIS NOW LINE UP BEHIND ELWAY. TERRELL DAVIS STACKED UP! HE DOES NOT GET IN! FROM THE BACK SIDE, TONY BRACKENS HELPED OUT A TERRIFIC SURGE BY THAT DEFENSIVE RIGHT SIDE OF THE LINE AGAIN, LED BY LAGEMAN.>>WELL, IT’S A GOOD JOB BY THE JACKSONVILLE DEFENSIVE LINE INSIDE. DON DAVEY AND JOHN JURKOVIC GET BACK INTO — THEY BEAT THE OFFENSIVE LINE TO THE PUNCH.>>OH, WELL, THAT COULD HAVE BEEN A VERY COSTLY PLAY, AS TERRELL DAVIS SLOW GETTING UP. DAVIS, YOU’LL RECALL, IF YOU WERE WITH US EARLY IN THE YEAR, IN THE SAN DIEGO GAME, SUFFERING MIGRAINE HEADACHES AND THEN RECOVERED AND THEN HAS GIVEN THAT TO THE REST OF THE LEAGUE DEFENSIVELY, WITH OVER 1,500 YARDS RUSHING.>>BOY, THE LINEBACKERS FILL BEAUTIFULLY ON THIS PLAY, AND TERRELL DAVIS IS TRYING TO GET UP OVER THE TOP. AND THEN THE LINEBACKERS FILL, AND THE DEFENSIVE LINE COMING DOWN. BUT THE LINEBACKERS ARE THE ONES THAT FILLED TO STOP THE FORWARD PROGRESS.>>IT LOOKS LIKE HE GOT BENT BACK OVER HIS LEG, AND THAT CAUSED SOME PAIN. I DO NOT KNOW WHAT HE HURT.>>SO, BRACKENS FROM THE BACK SIDE, WITH ALL THE PRESSURE FORWARD, AS DAVIS, 5 CARRIES THUS FAR. [ CROWD CHEERS ] APPEARS TO BE OKAY.>>BUT BEFORE HE WENT DOWN, DICK, BEFORE THEY KNEW HE WAS HURT, THEY JUST SAID — THERE’S HIS MOTHER.>>KATEREE.>>BUT BEFORE HE WENT DOWN, THEY JUST SAID, “WE’RE GONNA GO ON FOURTH DOWN.” AND THEY HAVEN’T CHANGED THEIR MIND.>>FOURTH AND GOAL. IT STARTED AT THE 3. DAVIS GOT 2 YARDS, AND THEN TWO SHOTS FROM THE 1 HAVE FAILED FOR DENVER. AND NOW FOURTH AND GOAL. THEY LINE UP WITH VAUGHN HEBRON AS THE TAILBACK BEHIND CRAVER. IT’S HEBRON. TOUCHDOWN! [ CROWD CHEERS ] NOT AS BIG OR POWERFUL AS TERRELL DAVIS, BUT HEBRON, THE FORMER VIRGINIA TECH STAR, SLAMS IT IN, AND DENVER HAS THE FIRST SCORE.>>YOU KNOW, YOU ALWAYS SAY YOU PUT POINTS ON THE BOARD WHEN YOU CAN. BUT MIKE SHANAHAN IS A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT. HE JUST SAID, “I’M AT HOME. I’M GOING FOR IT.”>>JASON ELAM FOR THE EXTRA POINT, AND NO GOOD. THE FIRST MISS THIS YEAR BY THE DENVER BRONCOS.>>WELL, THAT THING NEVER EVEN CLEARED THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE.>>WATCH GARY ZIMMERMAN, THE LEFT TACKLE, NUMBER 65, CREATE THE HOLE FOR THE DENVER TOUCHDOWN. DOES A GOOD JOB PUSHING IT DOWN INSIDE. ENABLES THE BACK TO GO OUTSIDE AND SCORE AN EASY TOUCHDOWN.>>AND JOHN ELWAY’S WIFE, JANET, ANXIOUSLY WATCHING. [ LAUGHTER ] WASN’T SO HAPPY WHEN SHE WATCHED THE ENSUING PLAY, THE EXTRA POINT, BLOCKED BY VETERAN CLYDE SIMMONS, AS HEBRON ENJOYS A FIRST PLAYOFF SCORE. AND SIMMONS BLOCKS HIS THIRD KICK OF THE YEAR AND HIS ELEVENTH OF HIS LONG AND ILLUSTRIOUS CAREER. 6-0 AND WE’LL SEE HOW IMPORTANT THAT IS AS THE GAME UNFOLDS. BUCKY BROOKS RUNNING INTO HIS OWN MAN AND TACKLED INSIDE THE 15. ROD SMITH MADE THE PLAY. JIM?>>WELL, DICK, TERRELL DAVIS TWISTED HIS RIGHT KNEE ATTEMPTING TO GO OVER THE GOAL LINE. THE BRONCOS TRAINING STAFF IS LOOKING AT HIM RIGHT NOW. THEY SAY IT’S JUST A TWIST, AND HE SHOULD BE ABLE TO RETURN THE NEXT SERIES. DICK?>>GOOD NEWS FOR BRONCO FANS, AS JACKSONVILLE, DOWN 6-0, AND PREDICTABLY, DENVER TOUGH IN THIS OPENING QUARTER. BEST IN THE LEAGUE AT PRODUCING POINTS IN THE FIRST PERIOD. [ CROWD CHEERS ] BRUNELL SCRAMBLING AND BROUGHT DOWN BY DAN WILLIAMS. WILLIAMS WITH A SACK, A LOSS OF ABOUT A YARD AT THE 12.>>MIKE LODISH SETS IT UP. HE’S A DEFENSIVE TACKLE, 97. FORCES BRUNELL TO STEP UP, AND WHEN HE DOES THAT, THEN DAN WILLIAMS MAKES THE PLAY.>>MIKE LODISH, NUMBER 97. WATCH DAN WILLIAMS, NUMBER 90. STAYS OUTSIDE. YOU’RE NOT COMING OUT HERE. WELL, THEN, BRUNELL SCRAMBLES. HE FALLS OFF OF HIS BLOCK AND GETS THE SACK.>>YOU SEE WHERE ALFRED WILLIAMS WAS AGAIN, PHIL? WAY TO THE OUTSIDE. HE’S GOT CONTAIN.>>BRUNELL SACKED MORE THAN ANY NFL QUARTERBACK THIS SEASON. [ CROWD CHEERS ] MEANS. TO THE 15 AND THAT’S ALL.>>YOU CAN’T RUN THAT PLAY WITH MEANS AND MAKE THAT BIG A DELAY, NOT AS QUICK AS THIS DENVER DEFENSE IS, PHIL. IF YOU’RE GONNA RUN NATRONE MEANS UP THE MIDDLE, YOU’RE GONNA HAVE TO RUN HIM ON A DIRECT HIT, RIGHT NOW.>>DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR GREG ROBINSON CALLING THE SHOTS. IT’S NOW THIRD DOWN AND 9.>>WELL, IT’S HARD TO RUN THE BALL SOMETIMES AGAINST THIS DENVER DEFENSE BECAUSE THEY PUT SO MANY PEOPLE UP TO THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE, YOU CANNOT BLOCK THEM ALL. AND THEY HAVE THE SPEED. THAT’S WHY THEY MAKE THE EASY TACKLES.>>OFFICIALLY THIRD AND 8. BRUNELL. COMPLETE TO McCARDELL. KEENAN McCARDELL TO THE 21, NOT ENOUGH FOR THE FIRST DOWN. WRESTLED DOWN BY TORY JAMES, ONE OF THE TWO YOUNG CORNERBACKS HERE IN DENVER THAT SHANAHAN’S VERY HIGH ON — JAMES AND DARRIUS JOHNSON. SO, TOM COUGHLIN WATCHES HIS TEAM SPUTTER AGAIN, TRAILING 6-0, AND ON COMES PUNTER BRYAN BARKER.>>WELL, WE TALK ABOUT DENVER’S FAST STARTS. THEIR OFFENSE IS GREAT. THE TALENT ON THAT SIDE OF THE BALL IS GREAT. BUT THIS DEFENSE REALLY SETS IT UP, TOO. THEY CONTINUOUSLY KEEP GIVING THE BALL BACK TO THE EXPLOSIVE OFFENSE.>>ROD SMITH, OVER-THE-SHOULDER CATCH. ELUDES ONE MAN AT THE 30 AND THEN IS STORMED AT THE 36-YARD LINE. BRIGHT SKIES HERE IN DENVER ON THIS SATURDAY. FIRST DOWN AT THE BRONCO 36. VAUGHN HEBRON BEHIND ELWAY. GETS THE PITCH. AND THE SPEEDY, LITTLE TAILBACK OUT TO THE 40-YARD LINE.>>ONE THING — SORRY, DICK.>>GO AHEAD.>>ONE THING TOM COUGHLIN TOLD US YESTERDAY. HE SAYS, “IF I HAVE TO COMMIT MY SAFETIES TO COME UP AND STOP THE RUNNING GAME, WE’RE IN A LOT OF TROUBLE.” AND ALREADY, AFTER THAT LAST DRIVE, I CAN SEE THE SAFETIES FOR JACKSONVILLE UP TO THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE, TRYING TO HELP OUT AGAINST THE RUN.>>YOU SAW TERRELL DAVIS CHECK INTO THE BRONCO HUDDLE. SECOND AND 7. A BULLET. COMPLETE TO MILLER AT THE 44-YARD LINE OF THE JAGUARS’. MICKEY WASHINGTON COVERING. 16 ON THE PLAY.>>LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING. THE JAGUARS BETTER DO SOMETHING. THEY HAVE A FULL-SCALE BLITZ COMING, AND THIS OFFENSIVE LINE — WATCH THEM PICK IT UP. HERE THEY COME, FIVE GUYS ON A BLITZ. AND THEY DON’T EVEN GET CLOSE TO ELWAY.>>AND JOHN ELWAY HAS SO MANY WEAPONS TO THROW TO. ONE-ON-ONE, ANTHONY MILLER WITH HIS GREAT SPEED. IT’S HARD TO COVER HIM ACROSS THE MIDDLE.>>SHANNON SHARPE SPLITS OFF ON THE RIGHT SIDE. McCAFFREY IN THE SLOT AND MILLER TO THE LEFT. SHOTGUN. ELWAY STEPS UP. THROWS UNDERNEATH, AARON CRAVER. AND CRAVER TO THE JACKSONVILLE 37.>>PHIL, WHEN THEY’VE SENT OUT FIVE GUYS, THEY DON’T HAVE ENOUGH PEOPLE TO COVER. CRAVER’S SITTING OUT THERE ALL BY HIMSELF. ELWAY LOOKS DOWNFIELD. HE HAS PLENTY OF TIME. THERE’S NO ONE OPEN. “SO, I’LL JUST DUMP IT OFF TO THE FULLBACK AND PICK UP ABOUT 7.”>>YEAH, YOU KNOW, THE WORST THING YOU CAN DO IS GET 7. THAT’S A PRETTY GOOD CHOICE FOR THE QUARTERBACK.>>[ Laughing ] YEAH!>>BUT, AGAIN, THE SCRIPTED PLAYS. THE PLAY-CALLING IS AGGRESSIVE BY THE BRONCOS EARLY IN THE GAME. THEY WANT TO COME AT YOU, GET YOU REELING, THINKING ABOUT EVERYTHING — FORMATIONS AND JUST DIFFERENT PLAYS.>>SECOND AND 3, AND A TOSS TO DAVIS. DAVIS, INSIDE THE 35, TO THE 33, HAS ANOTHER FIRST DOWN. PRITCHETT AND ROBINSON THE TACKLERS.>>DANA HALL GETS HURT ON THE PLAY. HE’S TRYING TO REACH AROUND ZIMMERMAN AND MAKE THE PLAY, AND I THINK HE CATCHES HIS ARM ON TERRELL DAVIS. ZIMMERMAN REALLY DOESN’T GET A GOOD BLOCK ON HIM BECAUSE DANA HALL DOES THE RIGHT THING. HE CUTS BACK INSIDE ON A TOSS. BUT HE CATCHES HIS ARM.>>DANA HALL IS NUMBER 28. WATCH HIM ON THE OUTSIDE. HERE HE IS. REACHES BACK INSIDE. I CAN’T TELL WHAT HAPPENED.>>NO, THE ONLY THING YOU CAN SEE IS THAT HIS ARM GETS CAUGHT ON TERRELL DAVIS, AND THAT’LL PULL IT RIGHT OUT OF JOINT.>>ONE OF SEVEN JAGUARS THAT STARTED THE SEASON TO PLAY IN A SUPER BOWL, DANA HALL, OF COURSE, WITH THE 49ers ON THAT ’94 TEAM.>>OH, HE CATCHES HIM WITH A RIGHT HOOK RIGHT IN THE HEAD WITH HIS HAND. HE’S UP. YEAH, HE SAID, “I’M ALL RIGHT. I DON’T LIKE THE WAY YOU SMACKED ME IN THE MOUTH.”>>HE WAS A TEAMMATE OF MARK BRUNELL’S AND BILLY JOE HOBERT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON IN THEIR ROSE BOWL GLORY YEARS OF THE EARLY ’90s AND DRAFTED VERY HIGH BY THE 49ers. WAS THE NUMBER-ONE PICK.>>AND WITH THAT PLAY, THE BRONCOS ARE IN A FIRST-DOWN SITUATION AGAIN.>>THAT WAS THEIR 15th PLAY, AND THAT’S HOW MANY THEY SCRIPT NORMALLY.>>WELL, NOW HE DOESN’T KNOW WHAT TO DO NOW. [ LAUGHTER ]>>IT’S UP TO ELWAY. THAT’S NOT ALL BAD. LEADING 6-0 HERE IN THE FIRST QUARTER. 2:00 REMAIN. COMPLETE TO McCAFFREY AT THE 19. TACKLED BY BEASLEY. 13 MORE FOR DENVER.>>YOU DON’T REALLY REALIZE HOW GREAT A CATCH THIS IS BY McCAFFREY BECAUSE HE’S LOOKING DIRECTLY INTO THE SUN.>>THAT’S A GOOD POINT, BUT HARDY, NUMBER 51, COMING FROM THE OUTSIDE. SO, YOU GOT MAN COVERAGE AGAIN BY THE JACKSONVILLE DEFENSE, AND HE GETS AROUND TERRELL DAVIS. BUT IT SHOWS YOU, JACKSONVILLE, THEY’RE GONNA COME AFTER ELWAY. THEY GOT TO MAKE THINGS HAPPEN, ‘CAUSE IF YOU SIT BACK, THEY CANNOT STOP DENVER’S OFFENSE.>>NOW, PART OF THE SCRIPT WAS TO GET EVERYONE INVOLVED — 5 COMPLETIONS, 5 DIFFERENT RECEIVERS FOR ELWAY. FIRST DOWN AT THE 19. 6-0, DENVER, AND IT’S TERRELL DAVIS BURROWING FOR A COUPLE. KELVIN PRITCHETT, THE FORMER DETROIT LION, LEADING THE WAY, NUMBER 94.>>ONE OF THE GOOD THINGS, WHEN THE BRONCOS WENT DOWN, FOR JACKSONVILLE WAS THAT THEY SCORED A TOUCHDOWN, YEAH, AND IT TOOK THEM FOUR DOWNS TO GET IT IN THERE. THEN THEY MISSED THE EXTRA POINT. THE ONLY PROBLEM IS, JACKSONVILLE’S HAD THE BALL THREE DIFFERENT TIMES. THEY DON’T EVEN HAVE A FIRST DOWN OR EVEN CLOSE TO A FIRST DOWN.>>CHANGE AT TIGHT END FOR DENVER AS NUMBER 86, BYRON CHAMBERLAIN, COMES IN. THEY FEEL HE’S GONNA BE A VERY GOOD PLAYER. CAME ON IN THE LAST COUPLE OF GAMES. DANA HALL HAS RETURNED FOR JACKSONVILLE. SECOND AND 9. ELWAY. GUNS. TOUCHDOWN, SHANNON SHARPE! [ CROWD CHEERS ]>>THEY WILL GO FOR 2 HERE. I THINK I’LL JUST CALL ELWAY “ROCKET MAN.” [ LAUGHS ] THAT BALL WAS A ROCKET. THE DEFENSIVE SECONDARY HAD NO CHANCE, PHIL.>>WELL, WE ALWAYS SAY, PAUL, YOU CAN’T STOP A PERFECT THROW. THAT WAS A PERFECT THROW.>>WELL, WE MENTIONED THAT HE’S SPREADING IT AROUND. THAT WAS HIS SIXTH COMPLETION, HIS SIXTH DIFFERENT RECEIVER, AND SHANNON SHARPE HAS THE TOUCHDOWN. HE HAD 10 DURING THE REGULAR SEASON. AND NOW BECAUSE OF THE BLOCKED EXTRA POINT ON THEIR FIRST SCORE, THEY’LL GO FOR 2. FROM THE SHOTGUN WITH CRAVER AND DAVIS BOOKENDING ELWAY AND SENDING CRAVER IN MOTION. INCOMPLETE. SHARPE WAS OPEN. HANDCUFFED BY THE THROW, IT APPEARED. SO, 12-0 THE SCORE HERE IN DENVER.>>JOHN IS UPSET. I DON’T KNOW WHETHER IT’S WITH HIMSELF OR WITH SHARPE, BUT HE’S UPSET.>>WELL, I THINK HE’S UPSET WITH HIMSELF. HE THREW IT A LITTLE BEHIND SHANNON SHARPE. BUT LOOKING AT THE TOUCHDOWN, DENVER SPREADS THE FIELD. WATCH SHANNON SHARPE. HE COMES IN MOTION. THEY LEAVE THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD OPEN. DENVER THOUGHT THEY COULD TAKE ADVANTAGE OF DEEP, DOWN THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD. AND LOOK AT SHANNON SHARPE — THE SPEED FOR A TIGHT END. PEOPLE LOOK AT HIM. THEY SAY, “TIGHT END,” BUT THEY JUST DON’T REALIZE HOW FAST HE CAN GET DOWN THERE AND MAKE THINGS HAPPEN.>>WELL, THEY GOT A LINEBACKER THAT TRIES TO HELP OUT ON HIM, HARDY RIGHT THERE. HE’S GOT HIM SHORT. AND THEN LONG NEVER GETS THERE. SO, THE SAFETY DOESN’T GET OVER TO HELP OUT, AND IT’S A TOUCHDOWN. BUT IT’S A PERFECT THROW, AND YOU’RE RIGHT. HOW DO YOU DEFEAT THE PERFECT THROW?>>SO, ELWAY TAKES HIS TEAM 64 YARDS IN 7 PLAYS, AND SHANNON SHARPE, 18 YARDS ON THE TOUCHDOWN. ELWAY WAS 4-FOR-4 ON THE DRIVE.>>THAT WAS AN INTERESTING GRAPHIC YOU HAD AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SHOW, PHIL, THAT THEY’RE THE NUMBER-ONE TEAM IN THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE IN THE FIRST QUARTER IN SCORING.>>PAUL, WE’VE HEARD IT BEFORE. EVERYBODY COMES IN HERE AND PLAYS THE BRONCOS, THEY SAY THE SAME THING. IT’S LIKE THE 49ers USED TO BE YEARS AGO. “WE GOT TO STOP THEM EARLY BECAUSE THEY GET OFF TO SUCH A GREAT START. AND IF WE CAN, WE CAN PLAY WITH THEM.” WELL, IT’S A GREAT THEORY. THEY JUST CAN’T MAKE IT WORK. YOU CAN’T STOP THEM EARLY IN A FOOTBALL GAME.>>SO, JACKSONVILLE IS GOING TO HAVE TO MUSTER SOME OFFENSE. AS PAUL POINTED OUT, THREE POSSESSIONS, THREE-AND-OUT, AND THEY HAVEN’T HELD THE BALL FOR MORE THAN 1:57 ON ALL THREE POSSESSIONS. BUCKY BROOKS AT THE GOAL LINE. BROOKS ONLY TO THE 20, MAYBE THE 21-YARD LINE. RANDY HILLIARD IN ON THE TACKLE AS BRUNELL TAKES THE FIELD FOR THE FOURTH TIME.>>LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT SHANNON SHARPE ON THE 2-POINT CONVERSION. DOES A GOOD JOB. FAKES OUTSIDE AND LOOK AT THAT OPENING. THE BALL, IT’S REALLY A GOOD THROW. SHANNON SHARPE, YOU’RE AN ALL-PRO. YOU GOT TO MAKE THOSE TOUGH CATCHES. AND ELWAY, HEY, HE WANTS IT ALL.>>HE DOES.>>HE WAS EXCITED THIS WEEK DURING PRACTICE, MEETING WITH US, AND YOU COULD TELL ALL OF IT WAS WORTH IT BECAUSE HE PREPARED WELL, AND HE’S GOT OFF TO A GOOD START TODAY.>>JUST 23 SECONDS LEFT IN THIS OPENING QUARTER. [ CROWD CHEERS ] BRUNELL. ALMOST PICKED OFF BY ALLEN ALDRIDGE, THE MIDDLE LINEBACKER. IT WAS INTENDED FOR KEENAN McCARDELL.>>BOY, I’LL TELL YOU. ALLEN ALDRIDGE — YOU TALK ABOUT READING A QUARTERBACK’S EYES, DICK, AND GETTING INTO THE PLAY. ALL HE DID WAS JUST SIT THERE. READ BRUNELL. LOOK AT HIM. YOU SEE 57? HE’S LOOKING AT THE QUARTERBACK’S EYES. GETS HIMSELF IN A PERFECT POSITION.>>WE SAY IT ALL THE TIME, BUT THAT’S ANOTHER GOOD EXAMPLE. DENVER, THE CHANGE IN THE TEAM. SPEED. LAST YEAR THEY WOULD NOT HAVE GOTTEN THERE TO BREAK THAT PASS UP. YOU SEE IT EVERY GAME WITH THIS TEAM.>>ALL THREE LINEBACKERS RUN THE 40 IN 4.6 OR BETTER. [ CROWD CHEERS ] THREE TIGHT ENDS THIS TIME. A LOAD TO THE RIGHT, AND THEN THEY GIVE IT TO MEANS, BUT MEANS TRIPPED UP AS HE GETS TO THE 25-YARD LINE ON THE FINAL PLAY OF THIS OPENING QUARTER. IT’LL BE JACKSONVILLE, THIRD DOWN AND ABOUT 6 WHEN WE GO TO THE SECOND. SO, THIS OPENING 15 MINUTES HAS BEEN ALL ON THE SIDE OF THE DENVER BRONCOS. WE’RE BACK IN DENVER. A FEW JAGUAR FANS WITH CHERRY SEAT LOCATIONS.>>YEAH. YEAH, LOOK WHERE THESE PEOPLE ARE. THEY’RE UP IN THE CORNER OF THE END ZONE, DIRECTLY INTO THE SUN. THEY HAVEN’T EVEN SEEN THE FIRST QUARTER YET.>>HEY, THEY’RE THE ENEMY.>>[ LAUGHS ]>>YOU KNOW, THE ENEMY — WHY TREAT THEM GOOD? LET THEM KNOW. “THIS IS OUR PLACE. WE’RE GONNA GIVE YOU THE WORST SEATS IN THE HOUSE.”>>YEAH, I GUESS YOU’RE RIGHT.>>HEY, THEY’RE HAPPY TO BE HERE.>>JIMMY SMITH IS THE TOP THIRD-DOWN RECEIVER IN THE LEAGUE THIS YEAR, 25 FIRST DOWNS. HE HAD A TOTAL OF 83 CATCHES. FROM JACKSON STATE. WHEN THEY LET ANDRE RISON GO, HE REALLY, AS TOM COUGHLIN SAID, WAS TORRID. THIRD AND 6. AND IT IS TO SMITH. HE STEPS OUT OF BOUNDS WITH A FIRST DOWN.>>HOW NICE OF YOU TO SET THAT UP FOR THEM, DICKY.>>[ LAUGHS ] WELL, THE ONE THING JIMMY SMITH HAS — SPEED INSIDE. YOU CAN SEE HIM ON THE OUTSIDE. AND LOOK AT THE RESPECT HE GETS. GOOD JOB OF SELLING THE ROUTE UP THE FIELD. MAKES RAY CROCKETT TURN. THAT MAKES IT AN EASY THROW FOR MARK BRUNELL.>>11 YARDS AND THE FIRST FIRST DOWN FOR THE JAGUARS, TRAILING 12-0 AS WE START THIS SECOND QUARTER. TOMMY ROY, OUR PRODUCER, JOHN GONZALES, OUR DIRECTOR, FROM DENVER, AS NATRONE MEANS SEES A HOLE, RUNNING THROUGH TACKLES TO THE DENVER 46-YARD LINE. AND THAT’LL GET THE BEAT PULSING A BIT HIGHER IN JACKSONVILLE.>>WHAT A GREAT BLOCK AT THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE BY BROWN AND BOSELLI, THE TACKLE AND THE TIGHT END. RIGHT HERE, WATCH THIS ON ALFRED WILLIAMS. THEY JUST TAKE HIM AND KICK HIM TO THE OUTSIDE, SEAL IT OFF. NATRONE MEANS GOES INSIDE. THAT’S A HOLE, FOLKS.>>18-YARD PRODUCTION FOR MEANS, ONLY 5’10” AND 240 POUNDS. [ CROWD CHEERS ] FIRST TIME JACKSONVILLE IN DENVER TERRITORY. BRUNELL. SECONDARY RECEIVER IS THE TIGHT END, PETE MITCHELL, AND MITCHELL IS TO THE 39. ALLEN ALDRIDGE THE TACKLER, ALONG WITH JOHN MOBLEY.>>GOOD JOB BY THE JACKSONVILLE OFFENSIVE LINE. WATCH TONY BOSELLI ON THE OUTSIDE. DID SUCH A WONDERFUL JOB LAST WEEK AGAINST BRUCE SMITH.>>ALFRED WILLIAMS’ ROLE TODAY IS TO GET UPFIELD TO THE OUTSIDE.>>THEY GIVE TO MEANS, AND MEANS FIGHTS HIS WAY TO THE 35-YARD LINE, WHERE IT’LL BE ANOTHER FIRST DOWN FOR THE JAGUARS. AND BOSELLI, ALONG WITH ALL OF HIS TALENTS, AND COUGHLIN RAVING ABOUT HIS WORKOUT AND THE GREAT FEET HE HAS, ALONG WITH THOSE HANDS, ONLY ALLOWED 3 SACKS THIS YEAR. CHAD BROWN GOT HIM FOR ONE, BUT HE SHUT OUT SOME PRETTY GOOD PLAYERS — BROCK, O’NEAL, JOHNSON, PLEASANT. MICHAEL McCRARY ALSO. CHAD BROWN HAD A COUPLE. ONLY 3 SACKS ALLOWED ALL YEAR AS JAMES STEWART GIVES NATRONE MEANS A BREATHER AND ON FIRST DOWN TAKES IT TO THE 30-YARD LINE. BOSELLI, FROM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, THE SECOND PLAYER PICKED A YEAR AGO AND THE HIGHEST LINEMAN PICKED SINCE TONY MANDARICH BY GREEN BAY. 17 GAMES PLAYED, ONLY 3 SACKS ALLOWED — HOW GOOD IS THAT, PHIL SIMMS?>>WELL, THAT’S BETTER THAN GOOD. THAT’S REAL GOOD. BUT THE IMPORTANT THING IS, TOO, WHY IT’S SO GOOD, DICK — HE’S BLOCKING FOR A RUNNING QUARTERBACK, WHICH USUALLY DRIVES THE SACK STATS UP AGAINST THESE OFFENSIVE LINEMEN.>>47 OTHER SACKS WENT TO TEAMMATES, BUT ONLY 3 CHARGED TO BOSELLI. THROW AND A GOOD CATCH BY PETE MITCHELL, THE TIGHT END FROM BOSTON COLLEGE. BUT HE DOESN’T GET ANYTHING OUT OF IT — ONLY A YARD TO THE 29. WELL-COVERED BY TYRONE BRAXTON.>>THERE’S A GUY — LET’S JUST MENTION ONE MORE TIME. WE DID IT A FEW WEEKS AGO. TYRONE BRAXTON — THERE’S JUST NO REASON WHY THIS MAN IS NOT IN THE PRO BOWL. IT’S A SHAME. HE TIED THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE WITH 9 INTERCEPTIONS AND LOOK WHAT TYRONE BRAXTON HERE. HERE’S A CATCH OF THE TIGHT END MITCHELL, AND WATCH WHAT HE GETS AFTER IT. ONE YARD. TYRONE BRAXTON.>>AND AT 185, TO CALL HIM A STRONG SAFETY IS A MISNOMER. HE LAUGHS ABOUT IT. STEVE ATWATER IS 217. HE’S THE FREE SAFETY. [ CROWD CHEERS ] ON THIRD AND 4. BRUNELL PROTECTED WELL. GUNS IT. INCOMPLETE TO MITCHELL. RIGHT THROUGH HIS HANDS, AND HE MAY HAVE BEEN LOOKING RIGHT INTO THE SUN.>>I THINK HE WAS, ‘CAUSE PETE MITCHELL, HE DOES NOT DROP MANY PASSES, AND THAT’S WHY HE’S IN THERE, FOR HIS PASS-CATCHING ABILITY. AND WHEN HE TURNS, AND HE LOOKS FOR THIS FOOTBALL, IT IS RIGHT IN THE SUN. AND MARK BRUNELL PUTS IT RIGHT ON THE MONEY.>>YEAH, HE LOOKED AS IF HE WAS FISHING FOR THAT ONE. SO, MIKE HOLLIS COMES ON. THIS WILL BE A LONG FIELD-GOAL TRY FOR JACKSONVILLE, FROM THE 36, A 46-YARD ATTEMPT. YOU SEE HE HAD A 53-YARDER EARLIER THIS YEAR. MISSED ONLY 6 TIMES. YOUNG GUNNER FROM IDAHO GETS A GOOD BOOT INTO THIS ONE. IT IS GOOD! WELL INTO THE SCREEN, AND JACKSONVILLE ON THE BOARD. EARLIER TODAY, GREEN BAY DEFEATED SAN FRANCISCO, 35-14. DID NOT HAVE THIS PROBLEM UP IN WISCONSIN, LOOKING INTO THE SUN. RAINED THROUGHOUT THAT ONE, AND THAT WAS THE ANGLE FROM WHICH MITCHELL TRIED TO CATCH THE BALL FROM BRUNELL. VAUGHN HEBRON AT THE 6. 25, 30, AND TO THE 32 GOES HEBRON. DENVER, EARLY HERE IN THE SECOND QUARTER. JOHN ELWAY, PERFECT ON THE LAST DENVER DRIVE EXCEPT FOR THE 2-POINT TRY. UNDERNEATH IT GOES TO CARSWELL, THE TIGHT END, ACROSS THE 40. FUMBLED THE BALL! AND THE SCRAMBLE AND WELL, THEY SAY DENVER WAS DOWN BY CONTACT. McMANUS AND HARDY REACHING FOR THE FOOTBALL.>>YOU HAVE THE DEFENSIVE END, CLYDE SIMMONS, OVER THE TIGHT END, PHIL. HE’S REALLY IN A CATCH-22. THERE’S NOTHING HE COULD DO EXCEPT LET THE TIGHT END GO, AND IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE THE LINEBACKER THAT’S PICKING IT UP. NOW, THE BALL IS LOOSE, BUT HE ENDS UP — NOBODY’S GOING FOR THE BALL. THEY DON’T SEE IT BECAUSE IT’S UNDERNEATH HIM. HE GETS IT BACK.>>OH, THAT WAS QUICK THINKING BY CARSWELL AND FORTUNATE THE BALL WAS THERE WITHIN HIS REACH. FIRST DOWN ON THE PLAY. TERRELL DAVIS PUSHED BACK INTO THE BACKFIELD, AND A FLAG DOWN AS THEY FLY FROM ALL DIRECTIONS, TWO BACK IN THE BACKFIELD AND ONE FROM DEEP DOWNFIELD, THROWN BY THE BACK JUDGE.>>CARSWELL, NUMBER 89, TIGHT END, HOLDING.>>YOU KNOW, WE DON’T MAKE THE POINT OFTEN ENOUGH THAT WHEN THERE IS THAT HOLDING CALL, IT’S OFTEN BECAUSE THE OTHER PLAYER MADE SUCH A GOOD PLAY, YOU HAD TO HOLD HIM TO STOP HIM.>>HOLDING DURING THE RUN.>>YOU GOT CLYDE SIMMONS, WHO’S COMING UPFIELD.>>10 YARDS, STILL FIRST DOWN.>>AGAIN, YOU HAVE CLYDE SIMMONS COMING UPFIELD, DICK, AND HE’S GONNA GET TO THE RUNNER. AND WHAT THE TIGHT END IS DOING RIGHT HERE IS JUST TRYING TO SAVE THE RUNNER. WATCH THIS. YOU SEE CLYDE SIMMONS. HE CONTROLS THE TIGHT END, CARSWELL. NOW HE’S GETTING READY TO THROW, AND HE CAN’T THROW HIM BECAUSE CARSWELL’S GOT HIM BY THE WAIST.>>SO, THE PENALTY TAKES IT BACK TO THE 32-YARD LINE, AND ELWAY DROPS BACK INTO THE SHOTGUN. THEY COME WITH FOUR. ELWAY DUMPS IT TO DAVIS. DAVIS TO THE 35, AND THAT’S ALL, AS THREE JAGUARS, LED BY EDDIE ROBINSON, THERE TO BRING HIM DOWN.>>PHIL, YOU KNOW, WE TALKED TO JACKSONVILLE ABOUT THIS OFFENSIVE LINE OF DENVER’S. NOW, THEY’RE OLDER GUYS, AND THEY’RE NOT GONNA LIKE ME SAYING THAT. THEY ONLY HAVE ONE GUY IN THE 20s. THAT’S THE CENTER. BUT THEY MIX SO WELL TOGETHER. THEY ARE JUST LIKE — WHAT DID THEY SAY? THEY’RE LIKE A PUZZLE, AND THEY JUST FIT PERFECTLY, ALL FIVE OF THEM.>>WELL, THAT’S THE KEY, AND YOU’VE GOT TO GIVE ALEX GIBBS, THE OFFENSIVE LINE COACH. HE BRINGS THEM TOGETHER. HE WANTS THEM TO KNOW, “IT’S IMPORTANT WE DO WELL AS A GROUP.” AND THEY DO THAT.>>SECOND AND 17, DIRECT SNAP TO DAVIS. HE BREAKS A TACKLE AT THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE. NOW HE HAS 5, 10, 13, 14. MICKEY WASHINGTON FINALLY BROUGHT HIM DOWN. THEY HAD DAVIS STOPPED RIGHT AT THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE.>>TONY BRACKENS, I THINK, NUMBER 90, WAS THE GUY THAT HAD HIM STOPPED, AND HE DOESN’T HOLD ON. BRACKENS IS AT THE END OF THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE. AND I THINK THIS IS HIM. HE COMES INSIDE, BAM, AND HE HITS HIM. BUT TERRELL DAVIS JUST BOUNCES BACK OUTSIDE. WHAT A GREAT RUN.>>BRACKENS, NUMBER 90, NOBODY BLOCKING HIM. DOES A GOOD JOB. DIAGNOSES THE PLAY. COMES INSIDE. BUT YOU SEE TERRELL DAVIS’ STRENGTH AND THEN THE SPEED TO GET OUTSIDE AND MAKE IT A POSITIVE PLAY.>>SO, INSTEAD OF THIRD AND 17, IT’S THIRD AND 2. ELWAY WITH THAT HARD COUNT. THROWS. INCOMPLETE. ANTHONY MILLER AND TRAVIS DAVIS. DAVIS ABLE TO KNOCK IT AWAY, AND THE PUNTING TEAM ON FOR DENVER.>>TRAVIS DAVIS. JOHN ELWAY GETS AWAY WITH ONE THAT TIME. HE IS FREE. HE’S CALLED THE ROVER. HE’S UP IN THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE. ALL HE’S GONNA DO IS JUST DROP BACK IN THE MIDDLE AND LOOK FOR ANY CROSSING ROUTES. ELWAY DOES NOT SEE HIM. TRAVIS DAVIS JUST A LITTLE BIT LATE BREAKING ON THE FOOTBALL. SHOULD HAVE BEEN AN INTERCEPTION.>>ON COMES TOM ROUEN, WITH CHRIS HUDSON PERCHED AT THE 10. BEAUTIFUL, HIGH SPIRAL. LANDS IN THE END ZONE. TOUCHBACK FOR THE JAGUARS. AND NOW MARK BRUNELL. HE AND BILLY JOE HOBERT SHARING GREAT YEARS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON. AS A KID, HE WAS A BETTER PITCHER, A LEFT-HANDED PITCHER, COACHED BY HIS DAD IN SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA. STARTS AT THE 20. PLAY-ACTION. ALFRED WILLIAMS CAN’T GET HIM. THIS IS WHAT MAKES HIM SO TOUGH, A LA STEVE YOUNG, BUT HE HAS TO TAKE THE LOSS BACK AT THE 17-YARD LINE.>>WELL, ALFRED WILLIAMS TOLD US YESTERDAY, “I CANNOT LET MARK BRUNELL GET OUTSIDE.” HE DOES A GOOD JOB. BUT I’LL TELL YOU WHAT. AGAIN, FIRST TIME YOU SEE IT, HE GOES, “OH, THIS GUY’S A LITTLE QUICKER AND FASTER THAN I EVEN ANTICIPATED.” AND MARK BRUNELL — BUT THE GOOD THING IS, EVERYBODY COVERED DOWN THE FIELD. DIDN’T GIVE UP A BIG PLAY.>>THE ONE THING ALFRED JUST LEARNED ON THAT PLAY THERE — “IF I’M GONNA BE OUTSIDE ON BRUNELL, WHAT I HAVE TO DO IS ONCE I GET BY BOSELLI, I’VE GOT TO GET MYSELF UNDER CONTROL. OTHERWISE, I’M NOT GONNA GET A HAND ON THIS GUY.”>>THAT WAS RULED A SACK. IT WOULD GO TO ALDRIDGE, WHO WAS THE CLOSEST MAN TO THE PLAY. [ CROWD CHEERS ] SECOND AND 14. TIME-OUT, BRUNELL. JAMES “JUMPY” GEATHERS, 79, COMES INTO THAT DEFENSIVE LINE FOR THE BRONCOS. 5 SACKS THIS YEAR, AND HE’S GOT THAT INCREDIBLE FORKLIFT MOVE. HE’S SO STRONG. SECOND AND 14. THROW IN THE FLAT. AND JACKSON, WILL JACKSON, TACKLED AFTER A YARD, 2-YARD GAIN, BY RAY CROCKETT.>>WHAT A GREAT JOB BY RAY CROCKETT BECAUSE WHAT HE DOES IS HE FORGETS ALL ABOUT. GOES RIGHT BY THE BLOCKER ON THE OUTSIDE — NOT EVEN CONCERNED WITH HIM. “MY JOB IS TO GET TO THE GUY THAT’S CATCHING THE BALL.” AND RAY CROCKETT MAKES A GREAT PLAY.>>GONNA GIVE HIM A GOOD SPOT, OUT TO THE 20, WHERE IT’LL BE THIRD AND 10. HERE IT IS. JACKSON, WHOSE BROTHER, TERRY JACKSON, ON THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, A NATIONAL CHAMPION. SCORED A TOUCHDOWN A COUPLE NIGHTS AGO. HIS DAD, WILLIE JACKSON SR., WAS THE FIRST-EVER BLACK TO PLAY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA. BRUNELL UNDER HEAVY TROUBLE. IT’S INTERCEPTED! TORY JAMES AT THE 25, THE 20, AND IT’S WHISTLED DEAD, AS A FLAG GOES DOWN. AND JAMES MAY HAVE BEEN GUILTY OF A FOUL IN ORDER TO PICK OFF THAT BALL, AS WILLIAMS AND CADREZ WERE PRESSURING BRUNELL.>>THEY’RE GONNA CALL PASS INTERFERENCE ON THE PLAY. [ CROWD BOOS ] REMEMBER ONE THING. YOU GOT TORY JAMES THERE. REMEMBER ONE THING. WHEN THAT BALL IS THROWN, BOTH GUYS HAVE A RIGHT TO THE BALL. NOW, THE QUESTION IS, YOU CAN’T IMPEDE THE OFFENSIVE GUY’S RIGHT.>>PASS INTERFERENCE, NUMBER 20 ON THE DEFENSE. FIRST DOWN!>>[ CHUCKLES ] [ As Cashion ] FIRST DOWN! [ Normal voice ] ALL RIGHT, RED. HERE IT IS. WATCH THIS. THERE’S THE BUMPING THERE. THEY’RE NOT CALLING IT HERE. HERE’S WHERE THEY’RE GONNA CALL IT. WATCH JAMES. HE GOES THROUGH. HE HITS HIM WITH HIS ARM AND BOUNCES HIM OFF THE BALL. YOU DON’T LIKE THE CALL.>>IT’S A TERRIBLE CALL. YOU’RE PENALIZING THE DEFENSIVE BACK FOR BEING THE AGGRESSOR AND GETTING TO THE FOOTBALL BEFORE THE WIDE RECEIVER DID.>>A BREAK FOR THE JAGUARS, IT WOULD APPEAR. FIRST DOWN AT THE 25. MEANS. ONLY 2 ON THE PLAY. ALDRIDGE AND MOBLEY THERE TO MAKE THE STOP.>>JUST GOING BACK TO THE PASS INTERFERENCE REAL QUICK — IT WOULD ONLY BE A PENALTY IF HE STOPPED THE WIDE RECEIVER FROM GETTING TO THE BALL. HE DIDN’T IMPEDE THE PROGRESS OF THE WIDE RECEIVER. HE JUST REACTED BETTER TO THE FOOTBALL WHEN IT WAS THROWN.>>SECOND DOWN –>>LIKE I SAID AT THE BEGINNING. BOTH GUYS HAVE THE RIGHT TO GET TO IT. SORRY, DICK.>>MEANS, THE LONE RUNNING BACK. McCARDELL — SAYS IT’S NOT McCARDELL, BUT McCAR-DELL — TO THE LEFT. SMITH TO THE RIGHT. TIGHT END MITCHELL IN MOTION. HERE COMES ROMANOWSKI, BUT HE CAN’T GET BRUNELL. NOW HE CHASES AFTER. BRUNELL GONNA RUN. AND PUSHED OUT OF BOUNDS BY MAA TANUVASA. THIS YOUNG GUY FROM HAWAII QUIETLY HAD A VERY GOOD YEAR, NUMBER 98. HE HAD 5 SACKS. GREW UP AND PLAYED IN HAWAII. FIRST NAME MEANS “ROCK” IN SAMOAN. IS THAT PERFECT?>>YEAH, THAT’S A GOOD NAME FOR A DEFENSIVE LINEMAN, BUT BRUNELL AGAIN — ROMANOWSKI A FREE SHOT ON HIM. JUST BARELY GETS A HAND ON HIM, BUT DOWN THE FIELD THERE IS NOWHERE TO GO WITH THE FOOTBALL. THE BRONCOS DOING AN EXCELLENT JOB OF COVERING THE RECEIVERS ONCE BRUNELL BREAKS THE POCKET.>>THESE GUYS GOT TO UNDERSTAND SOMETHING, PHIL. ONCE THEY GET BACK THERE NEAR BRUNELL, THEY’VE GOT TO SLOW IT DOWN A LITTLE BIT. BREAK THE RUSH DOWN.>>CLOSER TO 6 THAN 5 FOR BRUNELL. SCRAMBLES AGAIN. NOW HE THROWS. MEANS GOT AWAY WITH A PUSH-OFF AT THE 41-YARD LINE BUT NO FLAG DOWN, AS ROMANOWSKI WAS COVERING.>>IT DID LOOK LIKE ROMANOWSKI LOOKING BACK IN THE SUN MISJUDGED THE BALL. AND MEANS DID NOT.>>I THINK HE MISJUDGED HIS JUMP.>>[ LAUGHS ]>>EITHER THAT OR HE THOUGHT HE WAS MICHAEL JORDAN AND HE WAS GONNA HANG IN THE AIR FOR A COUPLE MINUTES. BUT WATCH BILL ROMANOWSKI JUST GETS CAUGHT OFF BALANCE, MISTIMES IT. IT WAS A NICE TOUCH PASS BY MARK BRUNELL. IT HANGS IN THE AIR, AND NATRONE DOING A GOOD JOB OF GOING UP. HEY, HE’S GOT SUNGLASSES ON THAT SHIELD. MADE IT EASIER FOR HIM.>>THOSE ARE THE ONLY SUNGLASSES ALLOWED BY THE JACKSONVILLE PLAYERS — ONE OF COUGHLIN’S RULES. 29 YARDS ON THE PLAY. BRUNELL OFF PLAY-ACTION. CHASED AND FINALLY CAUGHT FROM BEHIND BY HARALD HASSELBACH, WHO PLAYED WITH BRUNELL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON.>>I TELL YOU WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THIS TEAM. THEY JUST DON’T GIVE UP, JACKSONVILLE. THEY KEEP COMING. THEY DID IT TO BUFFALO A WEEK AGO. HERE’S TONY BOSELLI BLOCKING HERE. HE LOOKS BACK TO THE OUTSIDE.>>HE’S GOT JEFF ROBINSON, NUMBER 94, ON HIM.>>THAT’S A TAKEDOWN.>>YOU KNOW, BOSELLI, HE’S ONE OF THOSE LINEMEN. HE’S NOT HAPPY JUST BLOCKING YOU. HE WANTS TO TAKE YOU DOWN, EMBARRASS YOU, ALL THOSE THINGS. HE’S THE PERFECT LEFT TACKLE TO HAVE IN THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE, ‘CAUSE HE TAKES PRIDE IN PROTECTING HIS QUARTERBACK.>>SECOND AND 7, AS JAMES STEWART IN, AND HE HAS IT ON THE DRAW. STEWART, WHO PLAYED AT TENNESSEE, DOESN’T GET MUCH. TACKLED FORWARD TO THE 35-YARD LINE BY MICHAEL DEAN PERRY AND JOHN MOBLEY.>>THE ONE THING THAT… TAKE A LOOK AT THE DIFFERENCES OF THE OFFENSIVE LINE OF THE JAGUARS AGAINST DENVER’S DEFENSIVE FRONT. PAUL, IF I MIGHT, I THINK IT’S 35-POUND DIFFERENCE.>>WELL, THAT’S WHY YOU DON’T TRY TO RUN DRAWS AGAINST THESE GUYS, BECAUSE IF YOU GIVE THESE GUYS A CHANCE TO RUN AROUND YOU, THEY’RE GONNA GET THERE. THEY’RE MUCH QUICKER. SO, YOU GOT TO RUN DIRECTLY AT THEM.>>THREE WIDE RECEIVERS RIGHT, AS BRUNELL OPERATES FROM THE SHOTGUN. AND HERE COMES ROMANOWSKI. ELUDES HIM AND GUNS COMPLETE. IT IS WILLIE JACKSON FOR A FIRST DOWN INSIDE THE 20.>>I KEEP TELLING YOU, WHEN YOU GET TO BRUNELL, YOU’VE GOT TO BREAK DOWN. YOU’VE GOT TO SLOW IT DOWN. ROMANOWSKI COMES UP THE MIDDLE, NOT A SOUL NEAR HIM, AND ALL BRUNELL DOES IS STEP ASIDE. WATCH THIS. HERE COMES ROMANOWSKI, STRAIGHT UP THE MIDDLE. WATCH WHAT BRUNELL DOES. BOOM. BACK TO THE OUTSIDE.>>I KNOW. YOU WANT TO BREAK DOWN, BUT I’M SURE THEY’RE THINKING, “THIS GUY IS QUICK. HE’S FAST.” AND ROMANOWSKI COMING STRAIGHT AT HIM, HE CAN GO EITHER WAY.>>I UNDERSTAND THAT. I’M JUST SAYING, YOU’VE GOT TO BREAK YOURSELF DOWN AND GET IN HIS FACE AND DON’T LET HIM JUKE YOU.>>SO, THE JAGUARS, TRAILING ONLY 12-3 DEEP IN DENVER TERRITORY. NATRONE MEANS BANGING INSIDE THE 10-YARD LINE, AND YOU COULD HEAR THE HELMETS CRACK ON THAT ONE IN THE COLLISION.>>NOW THERE’S A POINT TOM COUGHLIN MADE TO US YESTERDAY, TALKING ABOUT DENVER’S RUN DEFENSE. IT RANKS VERY HIGH, BUT AVERAGE YARDS PER RUSH, IT’S NOT SO GOOD. IT’S 18th IN THE LEAGUE BECAUSE THEY’RE ALWAYS AHEAD. SO, TEAMS DO NOT HAVE THE PATIENCE TO STAY WITH THE RUNNING GAME. SO, JACKSONVILLE, THEY SHOULD HAVE SOME SUCCESS INSIDE.>>WELL, ONE OTHER THING WE SAID, TOO. HE SAID, “WE COULD BEAT THIS TEAM IF WE DON’T TURN IT OVER.”>>SECOND AND 3 FROM THE 9. MEANS AGAIN. STEPS AWAY FROM A TACKLE, AND MEANS WILL SCORE! NATRONE, PICKING UP FROM HIS 175-YARD EFFORT OF A WEEK AGO, GETS 8 MORE ON THAT. HAS 58 YARDS RUSHING IN THIS OPENING HALF, AND JACKSONVILLE IS BACK IN THE GAME.>>WELL, JUST LIKE A PASSING QUARTERBACK, KEEP HIM IN THE POCKET. THE DEFENSE HAS TO DO THE SAME THING. STAY IN YOUR LANES, BE DISCIPLINED. DENVER WAS NOT THAT TIME. THEY OVERPURSUED. AND NATRONE — HEY, LAST WEEK, THIS WEEK. A LITTLE PATIENCE, BREAKS IT OUTSIDE. THERE’S NOBODY THERE.>>MIKE HOLLIS FOR THE EXTRA POINT. BARKER, THE PUNTER, HOLDS, AND HOLLIS CONNECTS. AND DENVER’S LEAD REDUCED TO 2. NATRONE MEANS — BOBBY BEATHARD OF THE CHARGERS SET HIM FREE EARLIER THIS YEAR. NOT A PLACE FOR HIM IN THE CHARGER CAMP AND PICKED UP BY JACKSONVILLE, AND TOM COUGHLIN SAID A MODEL STUDENT AND PERFORMER. DOWN IT COMES TO HEBRON. AND VAUGHN HEBRON OF THE BRONCOS TO THE FAR SIDELINES. FINALLY RUNS OUT OF ROOM AS HE TURNS ON THE JETS, KNOCKED OUT AT THE 41-YARD LINE BY MIKE HOLLIS. THAT LAST DRIVE FOR JACKSONVILLE — 80 YARDS IN 10 PLAYS. BOTH THEIR DRIVES HAVE BEEN 10 PLAYS, AND HERE WAS A CRITICAL CALL AND PLAY. TORY JAMES WEDGING HIS WAY FOR THE BALL INTERCEPTS. NOT RULED AN INTERCEPTION. RULED INTERFERENCE. KEPT THE DRIVE ALIVE — A KEY, KEY PLAY. MIKE SHANAHAN APPARENTLY HAS BEEN JAWING WITH THE OFFICIALS ON THE SIDELINE SINCE. 12-10 DENVER AS WE APPROACH THE 2:00 WARNING, FIRST HALF. THIS IS WHERE ELWAY’S AT HIS BEST. IT– OH, MY! ALMOST INTERCEPTED BY AARON BEASLEY. THAT WAS RIGHT IN HIS MITTS AS HE MADE THE MOVE IN FRONT OF McCAFFREY.>>AARON BEASLEY SET ON THE PLAY THE WHOLE TIME. HE SEES JOHN ELWAY. HE READ ED McCAFFREY’S ROUTE. AND LOOK AT THE BREAK. HE STUMBLES. OTHERWISE, HE WOULD HAVE CAUGHT THIS IN FULL STRIDE. AND JOHN ELWAY –>>HE WAS GETTING READY TO MAKE THE TACKLE.>>I KNOW THAT MOVE. I KNOW THAT MOVE. THROW IT AND RUN AND TRY TO MAKE THE TACKLE.>>BEASLEY, THE ROOKIE FROM WEST VIRGINIA, HAD JUST ONE INTERCEPTION IN HIS FIRST YEAR IN THE BIGS. SECOND AND 10. ELWAY WITH A SECOND LOOK. NOW HE DOES A LITTLE SCRAMBLING. CLYDE SIMMONS CAN’T GET HIM. ELWAY, FIRST DOWN AT THE 47 OF JACKSONVILLE. EDDIE ROBINSON FINALLY MADE THE TACKLE, AND TERRELL DAVIS A NICE JOB WITH A BLOCK.>>BOY, TERRELL DAVIS REALLY DOES MAKE A NICE BLOCK. HE ENABLES JOHN ELWAY TO PICK UP THE FIRST DOWN. AS ELWAY STARTS TO SCRAMBLE, HE’S LOOKING. THIS THING BREAKS DOWN RIGHT AT THE BEGINNING. CLYDE SIMMONS COMES IN. WATCH ELWAY AND NUMBER 30 IS TERRELL DAVIS ON THE LEFT OF YOUR SCREEN. HERE HE COMES IN. HE MAKES THE BLOCK ON McMANUS, RIGHT THERE, AND IT ENABLES JOHN ELWAY TO GET THE FIRST DOWN.>>THAT’S 3 SCRAMBLES FOR ELWAY, 30 YARDS, TO KEEP DRIVES ALIVE. NOW FIRST DOWN. LOOKING, LOOKING, AND THROWING LONG. TOO LONG FOR ANTHONY MILLER. MICKEY WASHINGTON ON HIM, AND THAT TAKES US TO THE 2:00 WARNING. BEEN TEEING IT UP TO THAT BIG GUY, AND HE LIKES, SO MANY NFL PLAYERS, TO HIT THE FAIRWAYS. DENVER AND ELWAY, LEADING, 12-10. SECOND DOWN AT THE JACKSONVILLE 47. ELWAY BEING CHASED BY TONY BRACKENS. AND BRACKENS GETS HIM. AND ELWAY FORTUNATE HE DIDN’T FUMBLE, DOWN AT THE 46-YARD LINE, A GAIN OF A YARD. SO, NO SACK. AND THIS YOUNG MAN FROM TEXAS HAS BEEN QUITE A FIND.>>WELL, WHEN YOU LOOK AT BRACKENS, THOUGH, THERE’S JUST NO QUIT. WATCH HIM. HE’S BLOCKED AT THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE BY ZIMMERMAN THERE, AND THEN HE JUST KEEPS GOING AFTER ELWAY. AND LOOK WHAT HE DOES. NOW HE GOES FOR THE BALL. THAT’S HEADS-UP FOOTBALL.>>NO SACK, A GAIN OF 1 FOR ELWAY. SO, IT’S THIRD DOWN AND 9. LOOK AT BRACKENS IN HIS ROOKIE YEAR. HE’S THE YOUNGEST PLAYER ON THE FIELD. HE JUST TURNED 22. TACKLES FOR LOSS, 5 FORCED FUMBLES, AND YOU CAN SEE WHY, THE WAY HE WENT AFTER ELWAY ON THAT LAST CHARGE. TIME-OUT WITH 1:20 LEFT, AND THE TIME-OUT TAKEN BY JACKSONVILLE. BRACKENS, WHILE WE HAVE A MOMENT, A MOST INTERESTING YOUNG MAN. I LIKE WHAT HE SAID YESTERDAY. HE SAID, “MY FATHER IS A RANCHER.” THEY HAVE AN 800-ACRE RANCH SOUTH OF DALLAS. SAID, “HE MADE ME WORK FOR EVERY PENNY. HE TAUGHT ME A WONDERFUL LESSON.”>>WELL, YOU CAN SEE IT IN THE WAY HE PLAYS. HE KEEPS HUSTLING. HE’S A HARD WORKER. AND HE ALSO TOLD US. “WHAT’S YOUR GREATEST ATTRIBUTE AS A PLAYER?” HE JUST GOES, “SPEED.”>>ELWAY, THIRD DOWN, 9. [ WHISTLE BLOWS ] FLAGS DOWN. AND IT APPEARED THAT BRIAN HABIB MIGHT HAVE PULLED BACK PREMATURELY, AND THAT BRINGS A LITTLE SIGH TO SHANAHAN.>>BEFORE THE SNAP, FALSE START, NUMBER 75 ON THE OFFENSE. 5 YARDS, STILL THIRD DOWN.>>WE TALKED TO ELWAY YESTERDAY, AND HE MADE SOME STATEMENTS IN THE PAPER, TOO, THAT THEY THOUGHT THIS TEAM MAY BE TOO ANXIOUS. THERE’S HABIB, NUMBER 75, THAT’S GONNA BE MOVING BEFORE. THAT’S WHAT THEY CALLED. BUT ELWAY SAID, “I MAY HAVE TO PULL THE REINS IN ON THESE GUYS, DICK, AND CALM THEM DOWN A LITTLE BIT.” I DON’T SEE THAT THEY’RE THAT HYPED UP. THEY’VE JUST MADE SOME MISTAKES.>>NOW ELWAY LOOKING AT THIRD AND 14. PROTECTION BREAKS DOWN, BUT ELWAY ON THE SCRAMBLE. THROWS UNDERNEATH FOR TERRELL DAVIS. TACKLED AT THE 45, 8 YARDS SHY OF A FIRST DOWN, AS KEVIN HARDY MAKES THE PLAY. AND JACKSONVILLE STOPS DENVER HERE WITH 1:05 LEFT IN THE HALF, AND THE JAGUARS SPEND THEIR LAST TIME-OUT WITH 1:05 LEFT, HOPING THAT THEY MIGHT BE ABLE TO MANUFACTURE A DRIVE, AT LEAST FOR A FIELD GOAL. WOULD THAT BE SOMETHING, IF HALFTIME ENDED WITH TOM COUGHLIN’S TEAM IN THE LEAD? THIS IS A TEAM THAT DIDN’T WIN 6 IN A ROW BY ACCIDENT.>>NO, NO.>>YESTERDAY, WE TALKED TO HIM. HE SAID, “I HAD A PLAN TO WIN THE GAME IN BUFFALO.” HE COULD SEE HOW THEY COULD WIN IT. SO, I SAID, “WELL, WHAT ABOUT THIS GAME?” HE GOES, “WELL, I DON’T KNOW.>>[ LAUGHS ]>>HE DIDN’T KNOW. HE SAYS, “I JUST HOPE THAT SOME WAY WE GET OUT THERE, MAKE SOME PLAYS. I HOPE WE FIND A WAY TO GET IT DONE,” BECAUSE I DON’T THINK HE COULD REALLY SPOT A WEAKNESS IN THE DENVER TEAM. HE WAS JUST HOPING HIS GUYS WOULD RISE TO THE OCCASION AND SOME GUYS MAKE SOME BIG PLAYS. AND THEIR QUARTERBACK HAS BEEN THE BIGGEST SO FAR. MARK BRUNELL IS KEEPING THIS TEAM IN THE GAME.>>BY ELUDING THE PRESSURE AND MAKING PLAYS. ROUEN TO PUNT TO CHRIS HUDSON. OFF THE SIDE OF THE FOOT, DYING SPIRAL, AND HUDSON FAIR-CATCHES IT RIGHT AT HIS SPOT. THE 11-YARD LINE THEY’LL GIVE HIM. AND WITH 57 SECONDS LEFT, MARK BRUNELL TAKES THE FIELD.>>TOM COUGHLIN HAS GOTTEN SO MUCH CRITICISM ABOUT BEING A DISCIPLINARIAN, BUT WHEN YOU LOOK AT THESE GUYS, YOU CAN SEE HIS COACHING IN THIS TEAM. THEY ARE TRULY DISCIPLINED PLAYERS. THEY HAVE NOT GOTTEN AWAY FROM THEIR GAME PLAN. THEY’RE DOING THE THINGS THAT THEY CAME INTO THIS GAME TO DO, AND THEY’RE WITHIN 2 POINTS OF THE BRONCOS NOW.>>AND THUS FAR, NO MISTAKES, AND THAT WAS A CONCERN OF COUGHLIN, ESPECIALLY BRUNELL, WHO HAS THROWN SOME TOUGH INTERCEPTIONS. HERE COMES NATRONE MEANS, AND MEANS, WITH A RUNNING START, ALL THE WAY OUT TO THE 35-YARD LINE. THEY’RE GONNA SPOT HIS KNEE DOWN 33. ALDRIDGE AND BRAXTON MAKE THE TACKLE. JACKSONVILLE WITH NO TIME-OUTS, AND BRUNELL HAS TO SHOUT OUT THE CALL TO HIS WIDE RECEIVER AS HE DROPS BACK IN THE SHOTGUN WITH 36 SECONDS. SLIPS, SCRAMBLES. THROWS DOWNFIELD. WIDE OPEN IS JIMMY SMITH, AND SMITH IS OUT OF BOUNDS AT THE DENVER 24.>>JACKSONVILLE CALLED THE TIME-OUT BEFORE DENVER PUNTED FOR THE REASON WHY? TAKE A CHANCE WITH A RUN. GET IN POSITION TO MAKE SOMETHING HAPPEN. THE RUN HAPPENS. AND WATCH JIMMY SMITH AT THE TOP OF YOUR SCREEN. BRUNELL GETS OUT OF THE POCKET, MAKES THE CORNER COME UP. NOBODY BACK THERE TO COVER THE WIDE RECEIVER. THOSE ARE THE KIND OF THINGS THAT HAPPEN WITH A SCRAMBLING QUARTERBACK. THE DEFENSE BREAKS DOWN.>>AND THIS IS WHAT THE DEFENSIVE SECONDARY COACHES TELL YOU. THEY SAY, “WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO WITH A GUY LIKE BRUNELL — YOU MUST BE PATIENT. STAY WITH YOUR MAN. DON’T THINK YOU’RE GONNA COME UP AND MAKE THE PLAY ON BRUNELL. GET BACK AND STAY WITH YOUR MAN. BE DISCIPLINED.”>>THEY’RE IN FIELD-GOAL RANGE AFTER THAT 43-YARD PLAY, AND SMITH CAN’T HANDLE THAT ONE. COVERED BY LIONEL WASHINGTON. LIONEL WASHINGTON AT THAT CORNER TALKS ABOUT HIM RETIRING. HE WENT TO TULANE, IS FROM NEW ORLEANS, AND SAID — LIONEL, NUMBER 48 FOR THE BRONCOS — “IF I CAN GET TO THE SUPER BOWL AND WIN IT IN MY HOMETOWN, THAT MIGHT BE A MESSAGE FOR ME TO THEN HANG IT UP.”>>ONE THING HERE WITH BRUNELL, JUST TAKING A LOOK AT WHAT HE’S GOT IN FRONT OF HIM. PHIL, IT’S SECOND DOWN. HE’S GOT 20 SECONDS. HE’S GOT A CHANCE TO GO AT LEAST TWICE TO THE END ZONE.>>20 SECONDS LEFT. YOU DON’T WANT TO GET CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD, THOUGH, WITH NO TIME-OUTS. BRUNELL… THROWS IT AWAY. McCARDELL WAS THE CLOSEST RECEIVER.>>ALL RIGHT, THAT TOOK 6.>>ALFRED WILLIAMS WAS THE MAN PURSUING BRUNELL.>>GOOD JOB BY ALFRED WILLIAMS. WE’VE SEEN HIM GET CAUGHT INSIDE, LET BRUNELL GET OUTSIDE. HE STAYS OUT THERE. BRUNELL WANTS TO BREAK THE POCKET, BUT ALFRED WILLIAMS MAKES HIM THROW IT AWAY. LOOK AT NUMBER 91. JUMPS AND THEN HE’S STILL IN GOOD POSITION TO MAKE THE QUARTERBACK THROW IT AWAY AND THEN SAYS, “HEY.”>>THAT’S A GOOD POINT. IF HE GETS CAUGHT INSIDE, THEN BRUNELL HAS A LOT OF ROOM. THIS WILL BE SPOTTED AT THE 32, A 42-YARDER TO GIVE JACKSONVILLE THE LEAD. MIKE HOLLIS TO KICK. A KNUCKLER, AND IT IS… GOOD! JACKSONVILLE 13, DENVER 12. REPEAT THAT, PAUL. A LOT OF PEOPLE WOULDN’T BELIEVE THAT…>>[ LAUGHS ]>>AND YOU KNOW WHAT? HERE’S A TEAM, JACKSONVILLE, THAT COMES IN. AND, BOY, DON’T YOU LOVE IT? THEY’RE A 14-POINT UNDERDOG COMING INTO THIS GAME. NOBODY IN THIS COUNTRY WOULD GIVE THEM A CHANCE TO WIN THIS FOOTBALL GAME. WELL, THERE’S ANOTHER 30 MINUTES AND 10 SECONDS LEFT TO PLAY, FOLKS. BUT JUST TAKE A LOOK. THIS LITTLE LINE-DRIVE SHOT RIGHT HERE — RIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE, AND THEY TAKE THE LEAD AT 13-12. NOW, WE SAW SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPEN A WEEK AGO AT PITTSBURGH. INDIANAPOLIS, THEY CAME BACK AND GOT PITTSBURGH IN THE FIRST HALF, WENT AHEAD. THERE’S A LONG 30 MINUTES TO GO.>>WELL, MIKE SHANAHAN TOLD US, “THE WILD CARD, MARK BRUNELL, GOT TO KEEP HIM UNDER CONTROL.” THEY HAVE NOT DONE THAT. THAT’S THE BIGGEST REASON BY FAR THAT DENVER’S LOSING THIS GAME RIGHT NOW.>>THE OTHER THING THAT THESE GUYS HAVE DONE FROM JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA — THEY’VE TAKEN THIS CROWD TOTALLY OUT OF THIS BALLGAME.>>WELL, THEY’VE DONE SOMETHING ELSE. THOSE EARLY JITTERS ON THE ROAD, UNDERDOG TEAM, YOUNG TEAM, FAIRLY INEXPERIENCED PLAYOFF. THEY DROP BEHIND TWO TOUCHDOWNS, BUT CLYDE SIMMONS, BLOCKING THE EXTRA POINT, CHANGES IT A LITTLE BIT BECAUSE THEN THEY HAVE TO GO FOR 2, DENVER, ON THEIR SECOND TOUCHDOWN. DON’T CONVERT. SO, IT’S 12-0, AND IN THE SECOND QUARTER, ALL THE SCORING BELONGS TO JACKSONVILLE, ALL 13 POINTS GOING TO THE JAGUARS — TWO FIELD GOALS AND A TOUCHDOWN. AND THIS YOUNG MAN — HOW CAN YOU NOT THINK OF STEVE YOUNG WHEN YOU SEE HIM PLAY, THE YOUNG STEVE YOUNG, QUICK AND STRONG-ARMED AND CLEVER? HOLLIS WILL JUST SKID ONE DOWN THROUGH, HOPING TO CHECK ANY LONG RETURN. PICKED UP BY THE TIGHT END, BYRON CHAMBERLAIN. TACKLED AT THE 35 WITH 5 SECONDS LEFT. DARREN STUDSTILL MADE THE STOP FOR JACKSONVILLE.>>ONE THING ABOUT, TOO, BRUNELL, PHIL — THE GUY THREW FOR 4,300 YARDS. I MEAN, THOSE WEREN’T GIMMES. THIS GUY CAN REALLY PLAY. THE THING THAT MAKES HIM SO GOOD — HE’S SO MOBILE.>>PAUL, HE’S THE BEST PLAYER ON THE TEAM. SO, GIVE THE BEST PLAYER THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE THE PLAYS. AND THAT’S WHAT THIS COACHING STAFF DOES. YOU’VE GOT TO COMMEND THEM FOR IT. HEY, HE DOES A GOOD JOB WITH THE FOOTBALL. THAT’S WHY THEY KEEP GIVING HIM THOSE OPPORTUNITIES.>>NO LONG GAMBLE PLAY BY ELWAY. HE TAKES THE KNEEL-DOWN. THE END OF THE HALF, AND A SURPRISING SCORE IN BRIGHT LIGHTS HERE AT MILE HIGH STADIUM. MARK BRUNELL AND THE JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS WITH 13 UNANSWERED POINTS IN THE SECOND QUARTER, OWN THE LEAD, 13-12. WELCOME BACK TO MILE HIGH STADIUM IN DENVER. THE BRONCOS WILL GET THE BALL FIRST TO OPEN THE SECOND HALF. FIRST, LET’S LOOK AT THE COORS LIGHT HALFTIME STATISTICS. VERY EVEN, AS IS THE SCORE. NO TURNOVERS AND JACKSONVILLE PLAYING BASICALLY DENVER EVEN WITH A GREAT SECOND QUARTER AFTER THE BRONCOS OPENED WITH A FLOURISH — A COUPLE OF TOUCHDOWNS BUT UNABLE TO CONVERT THE TWO EXTRA POINTS.>>WELL, I THINK BOTH COACHES TOLD US THE SAME THING. “IF WE DON’T TURN THE BALL OVER, WE SHOULD WIN THE FOOTBALL GAME.” WELL, NEITHER TEAM HAS TURNED THE BALL OVER, AND IT’S A 1-POINT GAME.>>ANY FEELINGS ABOUT THIS SECOND HALF?>>WELL, A LOT OF FEELINGS. IT SOUNDS GREAT — CONTAIN MARK BRUNELL. BUT YOU CAN SEE PHYSICALLY FOR THE PLAYERS, EVEN WHEN THEY GET IN POSITION, HE’S SO GOOD, SO ATHLETIC, THEY CAN’T GET THE JOB DONE. SO, MAYBE IT’S TIME FOR DENVER TO COME UP WITH A NEW PLAN.>>HOLLIS SENDS IT INTO THE SHADOWS OF THE NORTHERN END OF MILE HIGH. VAUGHN HEBRON, 25, 30. SEES A SEAM! ONE MAN TO BEAT, AND HOLLIS IS ABLE TO TRIP HIM UP. A FLAG IS DOWN. MIKE HOLLIS DID A GREAT JOB OF DENYING HEBRON. OF COURSE, THE PENALTY’S GONNA BRING IT BACK, ANYWAY. BUT IT APPEARED HEBRON HAD A TOUCHDOWN UNTIL HOLLIS STUCK HIS HEAD IN THERE. “COMING BACK,” SAYS RED CASHION. WELL, A COUPLE OF KEY PENALTIES NOW — ONE DENYING DENVER AN INTERCEPTION WHEN THEY LED, 12-0. WOULD HAVE HAD THE BALL AT THE 25 OF JACKSONVILLE. AND NOW THIS ONE WILL TAKE IT BACK AND DENY THE BRONCOS FIELD POSITION.>>DURING THE RETURN, HOLDING, NUMBER 94, BY THE RECEIVERS. 10 YARDS, FIRST DOWN AND 10.>>JEFF ROBINSON.>>NUMBER 94. THERE HE IS, RIGHT AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SCREEN. YOU SEE HIS ARMS WRAPPED AROUND. HE’S HOLDING. YOU’RE RIGHT OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD. YOU JUST CAN’T DO IT.>>THAT TAKES IT ALL THE WAY BACK TO THE DENVER 17 FOR ELWAY. TERRELL DAVIS, WHO RUSHED FOR 71 YARDS IN THE FIRST HALF, WITH HIM. AND HE GETS THE CALL. DAVIS TO THE 20-YARD LINE, A GAIN OF 3. LET’S GO DOWN TO JIM GRAY.>>ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU, DICK. I SPOKE TO MIKE SHANAHAN. HE SAID HE’S NOT OVERLY CONCERNED. HE SAID, “IF WE PLAY OUR GAME IN THE SECOND HALF, WE WILL WIN THIS GAME.” VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THE TACKLING. TOLD HIS GUYS THEY MUST TACKLE BETTER. AS FOR TRYING TO STOP MARK BRUNELL, HE SAYS, “WE’VE JUST GOT TO TRY AND LIMIT HIS BIG PLAYS.” HE KNOWS THAT HE’S NOT GONNA BE ABLE TO STOP HIM. HE SAYS, “IF WE STOP NATRONE MEANS A LITTLE BIT BETTER, BRUNELL WON’T BE AS WILD.” DICK?>>ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU, JIM. SHANAHAN, WORRIED LOOK ON HIS FACE. NO ONE HAS REALLY STOPPED MEANS DURING THIS WINNING STREAK. ELWAY, WELL-PROTECTED. THROWS INCOMPLETE. MIGHT HAVE BEEN DEFLECTED BY TOM McMANUS IN FRONT OF THE RECEIVER.>>YOU TALK ABOUT WHAT IS AN IMPORTANT DRIVE. THIS IS AN IMPORTANT DRIVE FOR DENVER FOR THE SIMPLE REASON. HERE’S A YOUNG TEAM, AND YOU DON’T WANT THEM TO GET THE FEELING THEY CAN WIN THIS FOOTBALL GAME. IF THEY STOP YOU ON THE FIRST DOWN, AND YOU’RE HOME, I’M GONNA TELL YOU WHAT. YOU PUT A WHOLE LOT OF CONFIDENCE IN THAT DEFENSE AND OFFENSE.>>AND AFTER DENVER STARTED WITH 143 YARDS IN THE OPENING QUARTER, HAD ONLY 45 YARDS AND 2 FIRST DOWNS IN THE ENTIRE SECOND PERIOD. THIRD AND 7 FOR ELWAY OUT OF THE SHOTGUN. THROWS UNDERNEATH TO SHANNON SHARPE, AND SHARPE WITH A FIRST DOWN TO THE 33. 13 ON THE PLAY.>>THEY GOT THAT OFFENSE THAT YOU LIKE. HE’S FIVE GUYS WIDE.>>DENVER PUTS FIVE WIDE RECEIVERS OUT ON THE FIELD, AND THEY SPREAD. LOOK AT THE FIVE WIDE RECEIVERS. WATCH THE BLITZ FROM UP TOP. BUT THE PROBLEM IS, IT JUST CREATES TOO MANY HOLES DOWN THE FIELD. LOOK AT SHANNON SHARPE. NOBODY AROUND HIM. THE FIVE WIDE RECEIVERS COVER THE WHOLE FIELD. IT’S VERY TOUGH ON THE DEFENSE.>>HE HAD ACTUALLY TWO CHOICES ON THAT PLAY.>>ONLY THE SECOND CATCH FOR SHARPE. ONE OF THOSE, OF COURSE, EARLIER FOR THE TOUCHDOWN. TO CRAVER. 30, 36-YARD LINE. TACKLED BY KEVIN HARDY. BEASLEY REECE?>>THANKS A LOT, DICK. I SPOKE TO TOM COUGHLIN. HE SAID HE TOLD HIS PLAYERS THE SCORE IS 0-0. THERE WAS NO HALFTIME CELEBRATION FOR THE JAGUARS. THEY ARE NOT SURPRISED THAT THEY’RE LEADING THE FOOTBALL GAME. HE SAID THE KEY IN THE FIRST HALF WAS THE TWO BIG DEFENSIVE STOPS AND TWO BIG RUNS BY NATRONE MEANS. BACK TO YOU.>>ALL RIGHT, BEASLEY. IT MUST HAVE BEEN A DIFFERENT COUGHLIN THAN THE ONE IN THE PRESEASON. I GUESS HE THREW THE GATORADE BUCKET AND RAISED CAIN IN THE FINAL PRESEASON GAME OF THE YEAR. HE GOT THEIR ATTENTION, AND THEY WOUND UP BEATING DENVER IN THAT GAME. SECOND AND 7. THREE IN THE PATTERN. ELWAY… TRAPPED, CAUGHT, DOWN HE GOES. BODY-SLAMMED BY EDDIE ROBINSON. ROBINSON, WHO HAD ONLY ONE SACK ALL SEASON, GETS ONE TODAY.>>WELL, THIS IS THE ZONE BLITZ FOR THE JAGUARS. WATCH THE DEFENSIVE ENDS DROP OFF, THE BLITZ FROM THE OUTSIDE. DENVER — THIS IS A BIG PROBLEM FOR THE DENVER OFFENSE. THAT’S ONE OF THE REASONS WHY THEY WANTED TO SPREAD THE FIELD. SO, IT WOULD BE HARDER FOR THAT DEFENSE TO COVER THE RECEIVERS ON THAT ZONE BLITZ.>>THE JAGUARS WERE LAST IN THE LEAGUE A YEAR AGO, ONLY 17 SACKS. THEY’VE ADDED THAT BY SOME 20, AND THAT’S SIMMONS AND BRACKENS AND HARDY, THREE NEW FACES. THIRD DOWN AND 8. THE THROW…INCOMPLETE. MILLER WITH A ONE-HANDED STAB AT IT, UNABLE TO PULL IT IN, AS BUCKY BROOKS, NICKEL BACK, IN TO COVER. AND ELWAY GETS UP WITH A GIMPY WALK.>>WELL, ONLY 4 RUSHERS, AND THE JAGUARS GETTING CONFIDENT. GETTING SOME PRESSURE ON THE QUARTERBACK, WITH 4 RUSHERS. JEFF LAGEMAN GETTING AROUND THE CORNER AGAINST BRODERICK THOMPSON. AND, AGAIN, TOM COUGHLIN SAID, “JEFF LAGEMAN NOT GETTING THE SACKS BUT DOING A LOT OF GOOD THINGS FOR OUR DEFENSE.”>>ROUEN TO PUNT TO CHRIS HUDSON, WHO STANDS AT THE 22. BUT THE MOMENTUM CONTINUES WITH JACKSONVILLE. DYING SPIRAL. FAIR CATCH AT THE 24 BY HUDSON. BACK IN DENVER. I THOUGHT THE THIRD POINT — MIKE DITKA’S THIRD POINT — WAS TRYING TO REMIND US THAT JACKSONVILLE, OF THEIR 17 GAMES THIS YEAR, ALL BUT 3 WERE DECIDED LATE IN THE FOURTH QUARTER. THIS IS A TEAM THAT PLAYS YOU TO THE VERY END. THEY LEAD, 13-12, FIRST POSSESSION, SECOND HALF. NATRONE. BREAKS THE TACKLE, 35. AND NATRONE MEANS HAS A FIRST DOWN AT THE 37-YARD LINE. …FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, NOW WITH 92 YARDS AFTER THAT RUN. BRUNELL. DUMPS IT UNDERNEATH. MEANS AGAIN. AND HE HAS ANOTHER FIRST DOWN AT THE 49-YARD LINE. MOBLEY THE TACKLER.>>I’LL TELL YOU WHAT’S GOT TO BE A LITTLE SCARY FOR DENVER, PHIL. JACKSONVILLE’S MAKING THIS THING LOOK EASY. THEY MADE IT LOOK EASY ON DEFENSE. THEY STOPPED THEM RIGHT AWAY. AND NOW THEY’RE JUST MOVING DOWN THE FIELD. NATRONE MEANS COMES OUT. BRUNELL IS LOOKING. HE’S THE ONLY OTHER GUY AND THE ONLY GUY IN THE BACKFIELD WITH BRUNELL. HE GOES OUT. JUST A LITTLE DUMP PASS, AND HE PICKS UP THE FIRST DOWN.>>AGAIN, THE MEN IN THE SECONDARY FORCED TO MAKE THE STOP. 136 TOTAL YARDS FOR MEANS AND A TOUCHDOWN. [ CROWD CHEERS ] 13-12, JACKSONVILLE. 10:50 LEFT IN THE THIRD. BRUNELL, KNOCKED DOWN BY ALFRED WILLIAMS. AND THAT’S WHAT HE DOES SO WELL, FORMER HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL STAR IN HOUSTON, TEXAS. WILLIAMS WITH ANOTHER BAT DOWN.>>WELL, I’LL YOU WHAT. OLD MOBLEY, NUMBER 51, WAS LOOKING OUTSIDE, LIKE HE WAS IN A POSITION TO PICK THIS BALL UP. BUT THIS IS YOUR BEST DEFENSE RIGHT HERE. ALFRED WILLIAMS GOING UP, KNOCKING THE BALL OUT OF THE WAY. THAT TIME, BOSELLI DIDN’T GET HIS HANDS ON HIM UNTIL AFTER THE BALL WAS KNOCKED DOWN. [ CROWD CHEERS ]>>ALFRED WITH A BIG SMILE AND ONE OF THE BIGGEST LAUGHS IN THE LEAGUE — WHAT A DELIGHTFUL, YOUNG GUY HE IS. HE IS HAPPY. NOT HAPPY TO SEE MEANS TEAR INTO THAT LINE AGAIN, TO THE 45 — A GAIN OF ALMOST 7.>>DICK, ISN’T IT INTERESTING WHAT HE GAVE UP TO COME TO DENVER, OR FIRST TO GO TO SAN FRANCISCO AND THEN HERE IN DENVER?>>OH, ALFRED WILLIAMS?>>YES.>>THAT’S UNBELIEVABLE. LAST YEAR, CINCINNATI OFFERED HIM WITH A BONUS $2.5 MILLION. HE SAID NO AND PLAYED FOR $400,000 IN SAN FRANCISCO AND SAID, “IT WAS A GOOD MOVE, ‘CAUSE IT GOT ME HERE, AND I LEARNED A LOT IN ONE YEAR IN SAN FRANCISCO.” [ CROWD CHEERS ] THIRD AND 3. QUICK PASS COMPLETE TO WILLIE JACKSON. JACKSON STILL ALIVE AND FINALLY DOWN AT THE 33-YARD LINE. RANDY HILLIARD MADE THE TACKLE.>>WELL, IT’S A GOOD JOB OF JACKSONVILLE, RECOGNIZING THE BLITZ. THEY GOT A QUICK PASS ON WITH THE FIVE WIDE RECEIVERS. WATCH STEVE ATWATER. COMES THROUGH FREE. MARK BRUNELL KNOWS IT. NOBODY ON THE INSIDE RECEIVER. GETS RID OF THE FOOTBALL QUICKLY. GETS THE COMPLETION.>>JAMES STEWART RELIEVES NATRONE MEANS. STEWART, NUMBER 33, THE LONE RUNNING BACK. FIRST DOWN AT THE 33. IT’S HIS CALL. AND THE LEADING RUSHER THIS YEAR FOR THE JAGUARS, WITH 723 YARDS, STEWART, WHO LED ALSO A YEAR AGO, AS A ROOKIE OUT OF TENNESSEE. NUMBER-1 PICK JUST GETS SOME MINIMAL YARDS, MAYBE 2. MICHAEL DEAN PERRY THE TACKLER.>>FIRST DOWN, THE DENVER BRONCOS SEEMED TO BE DOING ALL RIGHT ON DEFENSE. THEY HOLD THEM TO A 1- OR 2-YARD GAIN. IT’S SECOND AND THIRD DOWN THAT’S KILLING THEM.>>BOTH WIDE RECEIVERS TO THE RIGHT, PETE MITCHELL LINED UP ON THE LEFT. AND NOW McCARDELL IN MOTION. BRUNELL. THROWING LONG FOR McCARDELL. TOUCHDOWN IF THEY CALL IT. WAS HE IN BOUNDS? NO CALL YET. THEY LOOK AT EACH OTHER, THE TWO OFFICIALS. NO SIGNAL. IT’S TOUCHDOWN! [ CROWD BOOS ]>>NEVER A DOUBT.>>31 YARDS ON THE RUN, MARK BRUNELL. WHAT A PERFECT THROW TO McCARDELL. CAUGHT THE BALL JUST INCHES FROM THAT BASELINE.>>WELL, AGAIN, THE MOVEMENT OF MARK BRUNELL. McCARDELL DOWN IN THE END ZONE. LIONEL WASHINGTON RIGHT ON HIM. GOES UP. AND THAT’S GOING UP AND GETTING AFTER THE BALL. THAT’S THE REASON, AND GETTING BOTH FEET DOWN.>>YEAH, THAT’S WHAT THE TWO OFFICIALS WERE DISCUSSING, DICK. IT WASN’T THE FACT THAT HE CAUGHT THE BALL. ONE SAID TO THE OTHER ONE, “DID HE GET BOTH FEET DOWN?” AND HE DID, AND IT WAS AN EXCELLENT CALL.>>MIKE HOLLIS, EXTRA POINT, AND IT IS GOOD — BARELY. DID HE HAVE A MEAN HOOK ON THAT ONE AND IS ABLE TO GET IT THROUGH. 20 UNANSWERED POINTS BY THE YOUNG JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS. HOLLIS SKIPS ONE THROUGH. IT’S PATRICK JEFFERS, A WIDE RECEIVER, AND HAVING TROUBLES. DIGS HIS WAY DOWN AT THE 23-YARD LINE.>>WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE TOUCHDOWN PLAY BY THE JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS, YOU’RE THE QUARTERBACK, MARK BRUNELL. HE DROPS BACK. HE’S LOOKING DOWN THE FIELD. HE SPOTS THE RECEIVERS. YOU STOP IT RIGHT THERE. EVERYBODY’S COVERED. HE HAS TO GET OUTSIDE AND MAKE A PLAY BECAUSE THERE’S NOTHING DOWNFIELD OPEN.>>WELL, THAT WAS CREATING A TOUCHDOWN, 31 YARDS. AND NOW DENVER FROM THE 22. TERRELL DAVIS ABLE TO GET 3, ALMOST 4 YARDS BEFORE PAUL FRASE, A VETERAN, FORMER JET, MAKES THE TACKLE.>>WATCH JAMES STEWART HERE, NUMBER 33, ON ROMANOWSKI, 53. ROMANOWSKI GETS TAKEN INSIDE. NOW HIS JOB IS TO GET OUTSIDE AND TO NOT ALLOW BRUNELL TO GET OUTSIDE. WHEN HE DOES THAT, TOUCHDOWN.>>BOY, THIS KID REALLY DOES HAVE A NICE ARM, DOESN’T HE? HE JUST FLICKED THAT BALL ON THE RUN. IT WAS RIGHT THERE FOR McCARDELL.>>WELL, THAT WAS TOM COUGHLIN’S FIRST PRIORITY, I THINK, WHEN HE GOT DOWN THERE. HE SPOTTED HIM AS THE BACKUP AT GREEN BAY, AND HE JUDGED HIM. HE SAID, “THAT’S THE GUY I WANT BEING MY QUARTERBACK.”>>SECOND AND 6 AND DAVIS ABLE TO SQUEAK IT OUT TO THE 30, 2 YARDS SHY OF A FIRST DOWN. IVAN JOHN JURKOVIC, THE VETERAN FROM EASTERN ILLINOIS, IN ON THAT TACKLE WITH KEVIN HARDY. HE USED TO HAVE A RADIO SHOW UP IN GREEN BAY, “YAKKING WITH JURKO,” AND, BOY, HE…>>I’LL TELL YOU WHAT. JURKO WALKED IN THE MEETING. YOU DON’T EVEN HAVE TO ASK HIM A QUESTION. HE WALKS IN, SITS DOWN, AND HE’S, “WHAT DO YOU BOYS NEED?” HE STARTS! HE JUST STARTS.>>I LIVE HIS ALL-TIME DREAM. IF WE GET TIME, WE’LL TALK ABOUT THAT LATER. THIRD AND 2. ELWAY OUT OF THE SHOTGUN, THIRD AND 2. THROWS UNDERNEATH COMPLETE TO MILLER, AND THAT SHOULD BE ENOUGH. NEEDED 2, GOT 3. BUCKY BROOKS MADE THE TACKLE.>>DICK, THE ONLY THING THAT I DON’T LIKE ABOUT THIS BALLGAME FOR DENVER IS THIS — THAT JACKSONVILLE’S MAKING IT LOOK EASY WHEN THEY HAVE THE BALL. AND ON DEFENSE, WHAT A GOOD JOB THEY’RE DOING. AND DENVER’S STRUGGLING. THEY NEEDED 2 YARDS ON A PLAY. THEY GET 3, AND IT WAS A STRUGGLE GETTING IT.>>BUT IT’S IMPORTANT. THE DENVER OFFENSE, THEY NEEDED THAT FIRST DOWN TO GET BACK IN RHYTHM, GET SOME CONFIDENCE, AND IT KIND OF OPENS UP THE PLAYBOOK FOR MIKE SHANAHAN, WHERE HE CAN CALL MORE PLAYS BECAUSE FINALLY YOU’VE GOT SOME SUCCESS.>>LESS THAN 7 MINUTES LEFT IN THE THIRD. JACKSONVILLE LEADING, 20-12. PLAY-ACTION TO DAVIS. GONNA THROW TO DAVIS. COMPLETE. THEN, A GOOD, SOLID OPEN-FIELD TACKLE BY KEVIN HARDY. HE HAS MADE PLENTY TODAY, THIS ROOKIE FROM ILLINOIS, DRAFTED AS THE SECOND PLAYER IN THE DRAFT THIS LAST SPRING, FROM EVANSVILLE, INDIANA, THE HOME BASE OF WAYNE WEAVER, THE OWNER OF THE JAGUARS. MADE HIS FORTUNE IN WOMEN’S SHOES.>>WELL, KEVIN HARDY, THE NUMBER-ONE DRAFT PICK BY THE JAGUARS — TOM COUGHLIN SAYS, “HE HAS BEEN EVERYTHING WE EXPECTED AND MORE.” GREAT SPEED, RUNS AROUND. HE’S A ROOKIE. ALWAYS DOESN’T KNOW WHAT HE’S DOING, BUT THAT SPEED REALLY HELPS HIM OUT A LOT.>>AND THERE’S CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, WEAVER. TEAM PLAYING BEYOND ALL EXPECTATIONS. AGAIN TO DAVIS. AGAIN TACKLED IMMEDIATELY, THIS TIME BY EDDIE ROBINSON, SHY OF THE 40-YARD LINE, WHERE IT WILL BE THIRD DOWN AND 3, DENVER.>>YOU KNOW WHAT’S AMAZING ABOUT THIS TEAM, DICK? IF YOU LOOKED AT KEVIN HARDY, WHEN YOU SAW HIS NUMBERS UP THERE — HE’S TIED FOR THE LEAD ON THIS TEAM WITH INTERCEPTIONS, WITH 2! WITH ONLY 2. THESE GUYS, THEY PLAY CLOSE TO THE VEST. THEY’RE JUST A TOUGH FOOTBALL TEAM. YOU TALK ABOUT ONE OF THESE TEAMS THEY’LL BEND A LITTLE BIT BUT THEY DON’T BREAK? THAT’S THESE GUYS. THEY DON’T.>>YEAH, THEY HAD ONLY 13 INTERCEPTIONS ALL SEASON, COMPARED WITH DENVER, 23. THIRD AND 3. FAKE TO DAVIS. THROW. ALMOST INTERCEPTED. KNOCKED IN THE AIR BY — OH, THERE’S A FLAG, AARON BEASLEY. AND THEY MAY GET BEASLEY, EARLY CONTACT ON ANTHONY MILLER.>>CAN I TELL YOU WHAT? THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I’VE SEEN A BALL THROWN ALL YEAR LONG, PHIL, THAT IT HITS A GUY IN THE HANDS AND PROBABLY WAS UNCATCHABLE. [ LAUGHS ] JOHN ELWAY FIRED THIS BALL.>>SECOND PENALTY FOR THE GAME FOR JACKSONVILLE.>>PASS INTERFERENCE, NUMBER 21 ON THE DEFENSE. FIRST DOWN!>>ALL RIGHT, RED!>>RED GOING OUT CROWING — HIS FINAL GAME AS AN NFL REFEREE.>>WATCH BEASLEY, NUMBER 21, AGAINST ANTHONY MILLER. THE PROBLEM IS, HE SEES IT, AND I DON’T KNOW. THERE’S NO CONTACT. THERE’S NOTHING.>>THERE’S NOTHING, AND IT WASN’T EVEN CATCHABLE.>>I GUESS THE ANGLE THE REFEREE HAD, HE THOUGHT HE BUMPED THE RECEIVER, BUT HE DID NOT TOUCH HIM.>>WELL, THAT NEGATES THE ONE IN THE FIRST HALF THAT WENT THE OTHER WAY, AS TERRELL DAVIS UNABLE TO GET THAT ONE. ELWAY HAD TO UNLOAD WITH TOM McMANUS ALL OVER HIM.>>I THINK ELWAY SAW DANA HALL OUT THERE ON DAVIS. THEY WERE TRYING TO THROW A LITTLE FLY PATTERN TO ANTHONY MILLER DOWN THE RIGHT-HAND SIDE, A LITTLE FAKE-AND-GO. AND WHEN THAT WASN’T THERE, HE LOOKED OUT TO TERRELL DAVIS. THEN, HE SAW HALL, NUMBER 28, STANDING THERE. “I MIGHT AS WELL THROW THIS BABY AWAY. IT’S ONLY FIRST DOWN.”>>LAST TIME THE BRONCOS LOST A PLAYOFF GAME AT HOME — THE ONLY TIME THEY HAVE — WAS 1984, 12 YEARS AGO, TO PITTSBURGH. THEY WENT INTO THAT GAME 13-3, AS THEY DID TODAY. DAVIS. BRACKENS IN THE BACKFIELD FOR THE TACKLE, THE MAN WHO LED HIS TEAM IN TACKLES FOR LOSS, THIS YOUNG 22-YEAR-OLD FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS.>>TONY BRACKENS, NUMBER 90. GOOD SPEED, GOOD INSTINCTS. SEES THE DRAW PLAY COMING TO THE OUTSIDE, AND TERRELL DAVIS CANNOT OUTRUN HIM. AND THE DENVER BRONCO OFFENSE AND TEAM, ALL THE GREAT SUCCESS THIS YEAR, AS YOU WATCH THEM, YOU CAN SEE THEY LACK CONFIDENCE. TRYING TO FIND OUT, “WHAT CAN WE DO TO GET SOMETHING GOING AGAINST THIS JAGUAR DEFENSE?”>>SEE BRACKENS LISTED 266. HE SAID, “I’M ABOUT 255. I GOT TO WORK ON MY WEIGHT. IT’S BEEN A LONG YEAR, THIS ROOKIE SEASON.” THIRD AND 15 FOR ELWAY. THROWS DEEP. AND BEASLEY. AARON BEASLEY BREAKS THAT ONE UP. INTENDED FOR ROD SMITH, AND THE BRONCOS HAVE TO BRING ON THE PUNTING TEAM WITH 4 1/2 LEFT IN THE THIRD.>>JACKSONVILLE’S DEFENSE, YOU CAN SEE IT. THEY ARE GONNA DO ONE THING RIGHT NOW. “WE ARE NOT GIVING UP BIG PLAYS.” YOU CAN TELL THE WHOLE DRIVE. AND BEASLEY, THIRD AND 15. HEY, HE STAYS BACK ABOUT 17 OR 18 YARDS. WAIT FOR THE THROW, DRIVE UP, AND TRY TO GET THE BALL.>>ROUEN TO PUNT. CHRIS HUDSON AT THE 14. BEAUTIFUL SPIRAL THIS TIME FROM ROUEN. HUDSON, NO FAIR CATCH YET. AT THE 11, SIDESTEPS ONE MAN. AND FINALLY SMOTHERED AT ABOUT THE 13. THE HOT TEAM — 6 WINS IN A ROW. HOT HERE IN DENVER. LAST FOUR POSSESSIONS — 4 SCORES, 20 UNANSWERED POINTS. AND NOW BRUNELL TAKES OVER AT HIS 13-YARD LINE. SLOW START, 2-FOR-6, BUT HE’S BEEN MAKING PLAYS EVER SINCE. NATRONE. HE GETS ONLY TO THE 10-YARD LINE.>>I’LL TELL YOU. IT IS REALLY NOISY DOWN IN THAT END ZONE DOWN THERE, AND THIS IS WHAT JACKSONVILLE IS TRYING TO DO. THEY’RE TRYING TO RUN SOME TIME OFF THE CLOCK, AND THEY ALSO ARE TRYING TO RUN THE BALL. NATRONE MEANS IS JUST HAVING A TERRIFIC FOOTBALL GAME. AND IF THEY CAN GET HIM TO THE OUTSIDE AND NOT WORRY TOO MUCH ABOUT GETTING HIM INSIDE, I THINK THEY’LL BE ALL RIGHT.>>MEANS NOW WITH 101 YARDS AGAINST THE LEAGUE’S BEST DEFENSE AGAINST THE RUSH. [ CROWD CHEERS ] THROW INCOMPLETE. A DIVING TRY BY KEENAN McCARDELL. McCARDELL, THE ONLY JAGUAR TO THE PRO BOWL, THE FIRST FOR JACKSONVILLE.>>WATCH KEENAN McCARDELL ON THE OUTSIDE. IT’S A SHORT DROP ON MARK BRUNELL. GOOD PROTECTION. HE DID A GOOD JOB OF GETTING INSIDE. IT’S A LITTLE LOW. HE GOES DOWN. JUST CAN’T MAKE THE CATCH BECAUSE THE THROW WAS NOT UP HIGH ENOUGH.>>IS IT SURPRISING THAT THE QUARTERBACK WHO THREW THE MOST YARDAGE IN A SEASON IS NOT EVEN AT THE PRO BOWL? THREE OTHER QUARTERBACKS AHEAD OF HIM. THEY JUST DIDN’T BELIEVE. [ CROWD CHEERS ]>>THIRD DOWN AND 8. MEANS…>>UH-OH.>>…BREAKS A TACKLE. RUMBLES OUT ACROSS THE 25-YARD LINE, AND A SAFETY HAS TO TACKLE HIM AGAIN, TYRONE BRAXTON. AND MEANS’ SMILE GETTING BIGGER AND BIGGER.>>WELL, IT’S A GOOD CALL, BUT WHAT IT IS, IT’S A SAFE CALL. THE CROWD IS AGAINST YOU. IT’S A TRAP INSIDE. YOU CAN SEE RICH TYLSKI COMING ACROSS. DAN WILLIAMS JUST OVERRUNS THE PLAY. JACKSONVILLE IS RUNNING THAT PLAY BECAUSE THEY DON’T WANT ANYTHING BAD TO HAPPEN. YEAH, THEY THINK IT MIGHT WORK, BUT THE REASON IS, THEY DON’T WANT DENVER TO GET A BIG PLAY, GET THE MOMENTUM, AND MAKE SOMETHING GOOD HAPPEN.>>AND WHAT YOU GOT — YOU GOT SOME DENVER BRONCO DEFENSIVE GUYS WHO ARE TRYING TO DO THINGS THEY’RE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE DOING. YOU’VE GOT TO TAKE YOUR LANE AND STAY IN YOUR LANE.>>17 MORE YARDS FOR MEANS. BRUNELL GUNS THIS ONE, AND IT’S COMPLETE. TO BE McCARDELL AGAIN. IT IS. TACKLED BY TORY JAMES, 11 YARDS, ANOTHER JACKSONVILLE FIRST DOWN. LATE IN THE THIRD QUARTER, 20-12.>>YOU KNOW, PHIL, WHAT A GREAT THROW THAT WAS. MARK BRUNELL JUST WAITED AND WAITED AND WAITED AND THEN THREW THE BALL. THAT’S PATIENCE.>>WELL, IT WAS A 3-STEP DROP. IT SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED RIGHT AWAY. IT DIDN’T, BUT HE HAD GOOD PATIENCE, LIKE YOU SAID, PAUL. LET THE RECEIVER GET INSIDE WHERE THERE WAS AN OPENING.>>COME OUT IN A POWER FORMATION. TWO TIGHT ENDS LEFT, McCARDELL TO THE RIGHT. AND GIVE IT TO MEANS. AND HE’S OUT TO THE 43-YARD LINE, A 5-YARD PICKUP ON FIRST DOWN. ANOTHER SAFETY TACKLE. BRAXTON MAKES THE STOP. NATRONE, THE REASON WHY SAN DIEGO GOT DISCOURAGED WITH HIM — ONE WAS PROBLEMS WITH HIS AGENT. THE OTHER WAS THEY FELT HE WAS HEAVY AND DIDN’T WORK HARD. AND NONE OF THOSE THINGS WERE TRUE WHEN HE ARRIVED AT JACKSONVILLE, ACCORDING TO TOM COUGHLIN.>>WELL, TOM COUGHLIN ALSO SAID, “I BROUGHT HIM IN MY OFFICE. I SAT DOWN. I SAID, ‘HEY, LISTEN. HERE’S THE WAY IT’S GONNA BE. THIS IS THE WAY I RUN MY SHOW. YOU DO IT MY WAY, YOU STAY HERE. IF YOU DON’T, GET OUT.'”>>HE SAID HE LOST WEIGHT, BECOME A MODEL PLAYER.>>SECOND AND 5. STEWART NOW IN THE BACKFIELD. SLIPS AS HE TRIES TO MAKE HIS CUT, AND HE’S GROUNDED BY BRAXTON.>>WELL, AGAIN, DENVER’S BEEN FINE ON FIRST AND SECOND DOWN. THIRD DOWN, THEY’VE BEEN GETTING INTO A LOT OF TROUBLE, AND THEY’RE GETTING IN TROUBLE BECAUSE THE GUYS ARE NOT PLAYING THE DEFENSE THAT’S DESIGNED.>>JAMES STEWART, AT 224 POUNDS, UNABLE TO GET THAT WEIGHT GOING BACK THE OTHER WAY. THE FIELD HAS BEEN RESODDED, AND SOME OF THE FOOTING NOT AS SOLID AS THE PLAYERS WOULD LIKE. JACKSONVILLE IS 5-FOR-9 ON THIRD DOWNS TODAY. BRUNELL LOOKING FOR THE QUICK PASS AND THEN GOES LONG AND A MAN OPEN! OUT OF BOUNDS IS WILLIE JACKSON. HE’S OPEN AGAIN BEHIND LIONEL — NO, THEY SAY HE DIDN’T GET BOTH FEET DOWN. LIONEL WASHINGTON WAS COVERING, AND JACKSON APPARENTLY CROWDING THAT SIDELINE, JUST UNABLE TO GET THE SECOND FOOT DOWN. AND OH, THAT SIGH OF RELIEF FROM 76,000 HERE IN DENVER.>>I’LL TELL YOU. WHAT A BEAUTIFUL THROW. WHAT A GREAT THROW!>>WILLIE JACKSON GOING DOWN THE FIELD. THE RIGHT FOOT’S IN. THE LEFT FOOT NEVER GETS DOWN.>>GOOD CALL. DIDN’T DRAG THE LEFT FOOT. SO, THE PUNT BY BRYAN BARKER. A FLAG DOWN. BEAUTIFUL, HIGH KICK. ROD SMITH, FAIR CATCH AT THE 7-YARD LINE. 50-YARD PUNT, NO RETURN. WILL IT COUNT? 46 SECONDS NOW SHOWING, TIME REMAINING IN THE THIRD.>>RED AND I KIND OF JOG ALIKE, YOU KNOW IT? [ LAUGHS ] NICE, SLOW-PACED JOG.>>STILL MAKES HIS HOME IN COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS. WENT TO TEXAS A&M.>>THAT’S A SPRINT FOR YOU.>>[ LAUGHS ]>>THAT’S GONNA DENY BARKER A TERRIFIC PUNT. ILLEGAL MAN DOWNFIELD. SO, THEY’LL BRING IT BACK AND MAKE BARKER PUNT IT ONCE MORE.>>DICK, YOU KNOW ON THAT LAST PLAY –>>12 MEN ON THE FIELD BY THE KICKERS. 5 YARDS, STILL FOURTH DOWN. [ CROWD CHEERS ]>>BARKER SAYS, “I COUNTED. THERE WERE ONLY 11.”>>1, 5 ON THE LINE, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. 11 UP TOP. I ONLY SEE 11. I COUNTED THE PUNTER IN THE BACK. I COUNTED 11. HERE’S A BETTER LOOK AT IT. WELL, YOU CAN’T TELL RIGHT NOW. [ WHISTLE BLOWS ]>>SO, BARKER, A SOLID STUDENT AT SANTA CLARA. THOSE WERE DIFFERENT BRONCOS.>>YEAH, THE OFFICIAL’S SAYING, “WAIT A MINUTE. MAYBE I MISCOUNTED THESE GUYS. THERE WERE ONLY 11.”>>THE OTHER WAY.>>THE RECEIVERS HAD 12 MEN, NOT THE KICKERS. [ CROWD BOOS ]>>THAT MAKES A LOT OF FOLKS FEEL BETTER.>>YEAH, I WAS FEELING BAD ABOUT MY COUNTING. I SAID, “WELL, MAYBE I DON’T SEE SOMEBODY.”>>WELL, IT’S STILL GONNA BE FOURTH DOWN. IT’LL BE FOURTH AND 5 INSTEAD OF FOURTH AND 10. BUT WHAT THEY WANT TO DO IS MAKE SURE THE KICK STAYS DOWNFIELD.>>IT WAS THIRD AND 5. FIRST OF ALL, THEY’D HAVE TO MEASURE TO SEE IF IT’S A FIRST DOWN. AND THEN THAT WAS A TERRIFIC PUNT. IF IT ISN’T A FIRST DOWN, YOU TAKE THE –>>THE ONLY PROBLEM IS, DICK, THAT THEY ALREADY MEASURED OFF THE ONE PENALTY. SO, THEY MOVED THE BALL BACK. NOW, WHERE WAS THE BALL MARKED?>>NO, IT WAS THIRD DOWN AND 5, AND HE PUNTED THE BALL. EXCUSE ME. I MEAN FOURTH AND 5 WHEN HE PUNTED THE BALL.>>I’M SAYING THEY’VE ALREADY MARKED THE PENALTY OFF TO FOURTH AND 10. SO, NOW, IS WHERE WAS THE BALL BEFORE THEY MARKED IT OFF? NOW HE’S GOT TO GO BACK AND TAKE IT THE SAME STEPS BECAUSE THEY DON’T HAVE IT MARKED.>>WELL, WE HAVE THE LUXURY OF REPLAY. IT’S RIGHT ON THE 43-YARD LINE.>>43-YARD LINE EXACTLY.>>SO, YOU GIVE THEM 5 YARDS FROM THERE, IT’S TO THE 48, AND THAT WOULD BE A VERY INTERESTING MEASUREMENT.>>IT WOULD BE RIGHT ON THE NOSE OF THE BALL, AND I’M TELLING YOU, IF IT’S GONNA BE MARKED THERE AND WHERE THE MARKER IS OVER HERE, IT’LL BE A FIRST DOWN.>>YEP, THEY MEASURED ON THE SIDELINES, AND THAT’S EXACTLY THE CASE. AND THE FANS AREN’T GONNA LIKE THIS ANNOUNCEMENT FROM RED CASHION.>>’CAUSE IT IS GOING TO BE FIRST DOWN.>>ON THE KICK, THERE WERE 12 MEN ON THE DEFENSE. NUMBER 95 DID NOT GET OFF THE FIELD. IT’S A 5-YARD PENALTY. FIRST DOWN! [ CROWD BOOS ]>>NUMBER 95 IS MICHAEL DEAN PERRY. THERE’S 11 PEOPLE. WATCH MICHAEL DEAN PERRY AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN. HE’S TRYING TO HUSTLE OFF, BUT HE DOESN’T MAKE IT BEFORE THE SNAP OF THE BALL. IN FACT, HUSTLE? HE’S WALKING OFF.>>AND THAT COST HIS TEAM. AND JACKSONVILLE GLADLY ACCEPTS THE FIRST DOWN WITH LESS THAN A MINUTE REMAINING IN THE THIRD. AND THE JAGUARS BUILDING MOMENTUM HERE WITH A 20-12 LEAD AGAINST A TWO-TOUCHDOWN FAVORITE ON ITS HOME FIELD, DENVER. THE THROW. OPEN AGAIN, McCARDELL. SURVIVES A DOUBLE HIT AND PULLED DOWN AT THE 45 WITH A GAIN OF 8. MAKE IT 7.>>THE THING YOU SAW ON THAT LAST PLAY — MARK BRUNELL, HE CAN RUN AROUND, BUT YOU CAN SEE THE STRENGTH OF HIS ARM. AND YOU TALK ABOUT HE LOOKS LIKE STEVE YOUNG, AND HE’S LEFT-HANDED, AND HE CAN RUN. BUT I’LL TELL YOU. HE REMINDS ME A LOT OF BRETT FAVRE. HE CAN MOVE AROUND. HE MAKES A LOT OF BIG PLAYS THROWING THE FOOTBALL, AND HE HAS A STRONG ARM.>>HOW ABOUT ACCURATE?>>PRETTY ACCURATE, YES.>>I THINK SO.>>YOU GOT TO BE PRETTY ACCURATE TO THROW FOR 4,300 YARDS.>>THE GAME CLOCK AND PLAY CLOCK ARE ALMOST IN SEQUENCE, AND THEY DON’T HAVE TO RUN A PLAY. SO, THEY CAN LET THE CLOCK RUN OUT. WE’LL HAVE A SECOND AND 3 WHEN THE FOURTH QUARTER BEGINS. AND THE DRAMA BUILDS. 20-12, JACKSONVILLE, AFTER DENVER OWNED THE FIRST QUARTER. UNABLE TO CONVERT TWO EXTRA POINTS. BRUNELL, SECOND AND 3. OUT OF THE BACKFIELD AND INCOMPLETE TO Le’SHAI MASTON, HIS FIRST OPPORTUNITY TO TOUCH THE BALL TODAY. THEY HAD ONE RUNNING OPPORTUNITY. A VERY BIG PLAY AND YET IT WAS ONLY A LITTLE POINT. CLYDE SIMMONS, 96. YOU SEE HIM LINED UP RIGHT OVER CENTER. GETS GOOD PENETRATION. TERRIFIC TIMING AND THE BIG RIGHT HAND BATS AWAY THE EXTRA POINT ON DENVER’S FIRST TOUCHDOWN. THEN, ON THE SECOND, THEY HAD TO GO FOR 2. SHANNON SHARPE HANDCUFFED BY THIS BULLET FROM ELWAY. SO, IT’S 12-0. BUT DENVER SEEMED TO HAVE THE GAME IN CONTROL. BUT SOMEHOW, PSYCHOLOGICALLY, THAT MISSED EXTRA POINT COMES BACK TO HAUNT YOU. McCARDELL, OUT OF BOUNDS, FIRST DOWN AT THE 41-YARD LINE. AND YOU WERE MAKING A POINT, PHIL SIMMS, THAT THERE ARE A LOT OF LITTLE THINGS THAT HAVE GONE DOWN AGAINST DENVER TODAY FOR A TEAM WITH SUCH A GOOD RECORD.>>WELL, WE SAW THEM, DICK. PENALTIES — STUPID PENALTIES. YOU KNOW, MICHAEL DEAN NOT HUSTLING OFF THE FIELD. IT’S BIG RIGHT HERE, DRIVING THIS FOOTBALL. DROPPED PASSES — SOMETHING THEY HAVEN’T DONE. DROPPED PASSES BY THEIR STARS — SHANNON SHARPE DROPPING 2 — THAT HAVE PLAYED AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN THIS GAME SO FAR.>>AND THE JAGUARS SHOWING WHY THEY’VE WON 6 IN A ROW. HAND-OFF, MEANS, JUST PUSHES DOWN ONE DEFENDER AND THEN SNEAKS UNDER A COUPLE OTHERS TO THE 39, A GAIN OF 2. STEVE ATWATER — HE DOESN’T MISS TOO MANY. BUT ABLE — WAS THAT THE MAN WHO TOOK THE STRAIGHT-ARM. BOY, THAT IN ITSELF IS A CLASSIC, TO SEE HIM GO DOWN FROM A STRAIGHT-ARM.>>WELL, MICHAEL DEAN PERRY COMES IN, AND ALL HE’S GOING FOR IS THE QUARTERBACK. HE GOES RIGHT BY NATRONE MEANS. AND HE WOULD HAVE HAD HIM IN THE BACKFIELD FOR ABOUT A 5-YARD LOSS, BUT HE WENT STRAIGHT FOR THE QUARTERBACK AND NOT FOR THE RUNNING BACK. [ CROWD CHEERS ]>>JIMMY SMITH TO THE RIGHT. McCARDELL TO THE LEFT. SECOND AND 8. MEANS. WRAPPED UP AFTER A YARD GAIN. GOOD DEFENSIVE PLAY BY LODISH AND PERRY, THE TWO TACKLES FOR DENVER.>>ONE THING ABOUT BRUNELL THAT I’M SEEING, PHIL, IS HE MAY BE A YOUNG QUARTERBACK, BUT, MAN, IS HE READING THE BLITZES. HE’S PICKING UP EVERYTHING. THE PLAY TO McCARDELL FOR THE FIRST DOWN JUST TWO PLAYS AGO, THREE PLAYS AGO, WAS A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF READING THE BLITZ AND TAKING THAT LITTLE SHORT OUT, PICKING UP THE FIRST DOWN. [ CROWD CHEERS ]>>LEADING BY 8. THIRD AND 7. BRUNELL SIGNALING NOT FOR TIME-OUT, BUT HE WAS SIGNALING FORMATION. HE HAD 3 WIDES TO THE LEFT, THEN HAD TO SIGNAL TIME-OUT. THE NUMBER-1 SEED IN THE AFC, DENVER BRONCOS, TRAILING AT HOME BY 8 IN THE FOURTH QUARTER. NOT OFTEN THAT OPPONENTS AGREE ON AN ISSUE, BUT YOU THINK THAT NEW ENGLAND AND PITTSBURGH AREN’T WATCHING TODAY, UNANIMOUS IN HOW THEY’RE CHEERING? THE WINNER TO MEET THE WINNER OF THIS ONE. AND IF IT’S JACKSONVILLE, EITHER THE PATRIOTS OR STEELERS WILL GET HOME FIELD. THIRD DOWN AND 7. UNDER PRESSURE. RUNNING RIGHT BY A TACKLER GOES JAMES STEWART. AND STEWART, NICKNAMED “LITTLE MAN,” IS PLAYING BIG MAN. HIS DADDY CALLED HIM “LITTLE MAN.” HAS A FIRST DOWN. IT APPEARED THAT A BRONCO HAD A SURE TACKLE ON HIM.>>WELL, WHAT HAPPENED — IT WAS MAN COVERAGE. BILL ROMANOWSKI HAS THE BACK. LOOK AT HIM GO WITH HIM. BUT TONY BOSELLI COMES OFF OF HIS PASS RUSHER, GETS HIM OUTSIDE. NOW THERE’S NOBODY TO ACCOUNT FOR JAMES STEWART.>>I’LL TELL YOU. WHAT A GREAT CALL. THAT’S A SCREEN PASS, ONE OF THE FIRST ONES WE’VE SEEN TODAY.>>NOT ONLY A GOOD CALL, BUT YOU GOT TO HAVE A TALENTED LEFT TACKLE, ATHLETIC, TO MAKE THAT PLAY.>>BOY, BOSELLI REALLY DID MAKE THE PLAY. NOW IT’S JAMES STEWART AGAIN, AND HE’S TO THE 9-YARD LINE BEFORE LODISH CAN MAKE THE STOP. AND THAT’S NOT GOOD NEWS — THE TOP TACKLER IN THE SECONDARY FOR THE BRONCOS, PRO BOWLER STEVE ATWATER, LIMPS OFF. THIS HAS BECOME A SHOCKING GAME. 8-POINT LEAD, WELL INTO FIELD-GOAL RANGE AT THE 9-YARD LINE, THE JAGUARS.>>WELL, AND THE LAYOFF DID NOT HURT THE BRONCOS. WE TALKED ABOUT IT. HEY, THE BRONCOS CAME OUT ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BALL, WERE EXTREMELY SHARP, GOT THE LEAD, GOT EVERYTHING THEY WANTED. JACKSONVILLE HAS JUST OUTPLAYED THEM SINCE THEN.>>15th PLAY OF THIS DRIVE FOR JACKSONVILLE. SECOND AND 6 FROM THE 9. STEWART PICKING HIS WAY CLOSE TO THE 5-YARD LINE. THEY’RE GONNA CALL KNEE DOWN AT THE 6. IT’LL BE 2, 2 1/2 YARDS FROM A FIRST DOWN.>>YOU KNOW, DICK, WE TALK ABOUT TONY BOSELLI SO MUCH. WE SHOWED ENOUGH OF HIM, MAYBE NOT ENOUGH OF HIM — WE’RE GONNA SHOW MORE, ‘CAUSE HE’LL BE DOING BETTER PLAYS. BUT WHEN HE WALKED IN AND SAT DOWN IN THAT MEETING YESTERDAY, THE FINAL THING HE SAID — “WE’RE GONNA WIN. WE’RE GONNA WIN.”>>”WE DIDN’T COME UP HERE TO CELEBRATE A WILD-CARD 14-POINT UNDERDOG AND SAY, ‘GEE, WE’VE HAD A GREAT YEAR. LET’S LOSE TO THE HEAVILY FAVORED BRONCOS.'” [ CROWD CHEERS ] THIRD AND 3. STEWART AGAIN. HIT IN THE BACKFIELD, BREAKS A TACKLE. IS TO THE 4-YARD LINE. WHISTLED DOWN. IT’LL BE SHORT OF A FIRST DOWN. SO, TOM COUGHLIN LOOKS AT FOURTH AND 1, BUT WITH AN 8-POINT LEAD, WITHIN RANGE OF A TOUCHDOWN AND 2-POINT CONVERSION, TAKE THE FIELD GOAL AND MAKE THE OTHER TEAM SCORE TWICE.>>YOU BET. YOU DON’T EVEN HESITATE, BECAUSE WHAT THIS DOES FOR THE BRONCOS, THAT MEANS THE BRONCOS HAVE TO SCORE A TOUCHDOWN AND 2 — AND 2 POINTS — AND THEN A FIELD GOAL TO JUST TIE IT.>>ARE YOU SURE?>>YEAH, I’M RIGHT. I’VE BEEN ADDING THIS BABY UP FOR WEEKS, AND I GOT THIS RIGHT NOW.>>THAT EIGHTH-GRADE ARITHMETIC HAS BEEN TOUGH FOR YOU.>>OH, IT’S BEEN KILLING ME.>>HOLLIS FROM 22. HE’S GOT IT. HE’S 3-FOR-3. HIT THE LONG ONES EARLIER. SOME DRIVE BY JACKSONVILLE, THAT WAS EXTENDED WHEN MICHAEL DEAN PERRY FAILED TO GET OFF THE FIELD ON THE PUNT, AND THAT GAVE JACKSONVILLE A SECOND CHANCE. THEY GO 88 YARDS, 17 PLAYS. TOOK 8 1/2 MINUTES AND NOW LEAD 23-12. 23 UNANSWERED POINTS AND 5 STRAIGHT POSSESSIONS FOR JACKSONVILLE IN WHICH THEY’VE SCORED. HOLLIS. ONE-HOPS IT TO THE 30. 40, 43-YARD LINE GOES KEITH BURNS WITH A RARE CHANCE TO RETURN A KICKOFF, THE LINEBACKER FROM OKLAHOMA STATE. WITH ALL THE NFL GAMES THAT I’VE BEEN FORTUNATE TO COVER, THAT TO ME IN MANY WAYS IS THE MOST MEMORABLE, THAT FIRST DOWN AND 98 ENGINEERED BY ELWAY TO GET A TIE AND BEATING THE BROWNS IN OVERTIME. HE HITS ED McCAFFREY RIGHT AT THE STICKS. THAT’LL BE CLOSE TO A FIRST DOWN, DEPENDING ON THE MARK, AT THE 48, 47-YARD LINE. DAVIS AND HARDY, THE TACKLERS.>>WELL, ED McCAFFREY NOT AFRAID TO GO OVER THE MIDDLE. HE’S A BIG TARGET, AND JOHN ELWAY THROWS A STRIKE IN HERE THIS TIME. PROTECT THE FOOTBALL ONCE YOU CATCH IT. IT’S GONNA TAKE A LOT OF PLAYS TO SCORE THIS TOUCHDOWN. DON’T TRY TO BE A HERO.>>SECOND AND 1, AS WE APPROACH THE 10-MINUTE MARK. AND TERRELL DAVIS SQUIRTS THROUGH TO THE 36-YARD LINE. AND DAVIS, WHO HAS BEEN QUIET SINCE ONE LONG RUN OF OVER 40 YARDS IN THE OPENING QUARTER, HAS A FIRST DOWN.>>YOU GOT AN INJURED JACKSONVILLE PLAYER.>>CLYDE SIMMONS, THE VETERAN DEFENSIVE END, IS INJURED. GOOD BLOCK BY BRODERICK THOMPSON TO SEAL IT OFF, AS THE YOUNG JAGUARS ROOTING FOR THE DEFENSE. 9:59 LEFT IN THE FOURTH. ELWAY READY TO GO WHEN WE COME BACK. THEY’RE WATCHING THE JUMBOTRON AT JACKSONVILLE MUNICIPAL STADIUM AND SO FAR LIKE WHAT THEY SEE, WITH 9:59 LEFT. IT’S 23-12. THEY SAY WELL OVER 5,000 ROOTING AS COMPANY.>>WE WERE LOOKING AT THAT THING, AND YOU MADE A COMMENT, PHIL. YOU SAW A LOT OF TONY BOSELLI JERSEYS IN THE STANDS. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU SAW ANYBODY BUY AN OFFENSIVE LINEMAN’S JERSEY?>>MEANWHILE, JOHN ELWAY, FIRST DOWN AT THE JACKSONVILLE 36. HE THROWS OFF THE BACK FOOT LONG FOR McCAFFREY, BUT McCAFFREY WAS LOOKING INSIDE. THE THROW WENT OUTSIDE. MICKEY WASHINGTON COVERING.>>KELVIN PRITCHETT GOT THROUGH, NUMBER 94, ON ELWAY, AND ELWAY HAD TO UNLOAD THE BALL. WE WERE TALKING ABOUT HOW CONFIDENT JACKSONVILLE WAS WHEN WE TALKED TO THEM YESTERDAY. NOT REALLY OVERCONFIDENT, BUT CONFIDENT. I NEVER SAW DENVER MORE RELAXED THAN WHEN WE TALKED TO THEM THE OTHER DAY. I THOUGHT THAT THEY WERE READY FOR THIS GAME.>>ELWAY TO THE FLAT TO DAVIS. TURNED INSIDE AND TACKLED AT THE 34-YARD LINE. TOM McMANUS DOWN LOW WITH A HIT. AARON BEASLEY, A GOOD JOB TURNING THE PLAY IN.>>THAT PLAY ILLUSTRATED THIS JACKSONVILLE DEFENSE TODAY, NOT GIVING UP THE BIG PLAYS. WHEN THEY HAVE A CHANCE TO MAKE THE TACKLES, THEY’RE DOING IT. NO CHEAP YARDS BY THE DENVER OFFENSE SO FAR.>>THIRD DOWN, 8 FOR ELWAY. SHOTGUN. WHIPS ONE COMPLETE. ROD SMITH BREAKS OUT OF A TACKLE. OUT OF BOUNDS INSIDE THE 20! FIRST DOWN, DENVER. [ CROWD CHEERS ]>>WELL, THIS PLAY, IT’S ONLY A COMPLETION BECAUSE OF THE STRENGTH OF JOHN ELWAY’S ARM. THERE’S NOT THAT BIG OF A SEAM IN THE DEFENSE. BUT HE LETS IT GO, AND IT IS RIGHT ON THE MONEY AGAIN. AND THEN ROD SMITH DOES A GOOD JOB OF KEEPING HIS BALANCE AND GETTING A FEW EXTRA YARDS.>>LOOK AT HOW CRAVER COMES IN AND GETS A BLOCK FOR HIM.>>15 YARDS, FIRST CATCH FOR SMITH. ELWAY, UNDER PRESSURE, THROWS IT OFF A LINEMAN, BRODERICK THOMPSON. THAT’LL COST ELWAY A PENALTY. ELWAY JUST INSTINCTIVELY THROWING AT THE FIRST JERSEY HE COULD SEE, AS HE WAS ABOUT TO BE SACKED AND THREW IT RIGHT AT JEFF LAGEMAN.>>WHAT HE WAS TRYING TO DO IS TERRELL DAVIS WAS WAY OUT…>>LOSS OF A DOWN. SECOND DOWN.>>BRODERICK THOMPSON SAID, “WHAT DID I DO WRONG?” YOU DIDN’T DO ANYTHING WRONG. ELWAY DID IT. WHAT HE WAS TRYING TO DO IS TERRELL DAVIS WAS WAY OUT TO HIS RIGHT. YOU SEE HIM, NUMBER 30, ON THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN RIGHT HERE? AND JOHN ELWAY’S JUST TRYING TO THROW THE BALL, BUT IT SLIPS OUT OF HIS HANDS, AND IT HITS THOMPSON RIGHT IN THE FACE.>>BRODERICK THOMPSON SAID, “WHAT DID I DO WRONG?”>>”I DIDN’T DO ANYTHING WRONG. I’M JUST STANDING HERE.”>>I THINK HE SHOULD HAVE CAUGHT IT.>>SO, IT ONLY COSTS THEM AN INCOMPLETE PASS — NO PENALTY WITH IT. SECOND AND 10. ANTHONY MILLER TO THE RIGHT, McCAFFREY LEFT. CRAVER AND DAVIS WITH ELWAY. BLITZ. PICKED UP WELL. THROWN UNDERNEATH. COMPLETE TO McCAFFREY. HE’S DOWN AT THE 15-YARD LINE, 5 YARDS SHORT OF A FIRST DOWN.>>JACKSONVILLE LOVES TO BLITZ INSIDE WITH THE TWO LINEBACKERS. THEY COME WITH IT. DENVER, EXCELLENT JOB. WATCH THE LINEBACKERS COME ON THE BLITZ. THEY PICK IT UP. SHANNON SHARPE IS GOING DOWN THE FIELD. ELWAY WAITS A SECOND LONGER, HE WOULD HAVE SEEN SHANNON SHARPE OPEN FOR THE TOUCHDOWN BEHIND.>>BIG PLAY, THIRD AND 6. CLYDE SIMMONS BACK IN FOR JACKSONVILLE. ELWAY GONNA RUN IT. NOW HE THROWS. COMPLETE TO McCAFFREY AT THE 4. AND ELWAY DID STAY BEHIND THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE.>>THE ONE THING — McCAFFREY, WE’VE SEEN THIS GUY DO THIS MORE THAN ONE TIME THIS YEAR. ED McCAFFREY WILL GET HIMSELF OPEN. AND HE KNOWS ELWAY’S SCRAMBLING. HE COMES ACROSS THE MIDDLE. NOW WATCH HIM SIT IN THERE. HE LOOKS. HE SEES ELWAY. NOW HE GETS HIMSELF OPEN. SITS DOWN AND ELWAY FINDS HIM AT THE 3-YARD LINE.>>LINE OF SCRIMMAGE WAS THE 15. ELWAY THREW IT FROM THE 16. FIRST AND GOAL AT THE 2. [ CROWD CHEERS ] TERRELL DAVIS. TOUCHDOWN!>>NOW THEY GO FOR 2. [ CROWD CHEERS ]>>VINTAGE ELWAY, DRIVING THE BRONCOS TO A QUICK ANSWER TO THAT LAST FIELD GOAL AND STOPPING THE STRING OF 23 STRAIGHT POINTS SCORED BY JACKSONVILLE. AND NOW THE BRONCOS GO FOR 2. ELWAY FROM THE SHOTGUN, AND JACKSONVILLE CALLS TIME. 7:37. MIDPOINT OF THE FOURTH QUARTER, AND JOHN ELWAY, A BIG 2-POINT-CONVERSION ATTEMPT THAT WOULD PULL THE BRONCOS WITHIN A FIELD GOAL. OR THEY’LL TRAIL BY 5 AND NEED TWO FIELD GOALS OR A TOUCHDOWN WITH A HALF A QUARTER REMAINING. ELWAY, SHOTGUN, SPREAD FORMATION. DIRECT SNAP TO DAVIS. IT WORKS! [ CROWD CHEERS ]>>NOW, THAT WAS A GUTSY CALL.>>AN 8-POINT PLAY FOR TERRELL DAVIS, TOUCHDOWN PLUS 2.>>WHAT MAKES THAT PLAY SO GOOD, THE CALL SO GOOD — THE DEFENSE, IT TAKES THEM TOO LONG TO REACT BECAUSE THEY DON’T KNOW WHERE THE FOOTBALL IS. THE LINEBACKERS WERE STANDING THERE. THEY WAIT FOR THE OFFENSIVE LINE TO COME AND BLOCK THEM BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T KNOW WHERE THE BALL WAS.>>JOHN ELWAY JUST WENT IN THE LOCKER ROOM.>>ELWAY CARRIED OUT HIS FAKE, AND OBVIOUSLY EVERYONE IN THE STADIUM, INCLUDING JACKSONVILLE, LOOKING AT HIM.>>BUT WHEN YOU SEE IT — PHIL, YOU’RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT ABOUT IT. THE SECONDARY AND THE LINEBACKERS — WATCH THEM. THEY REALLY DON’T KNOW WHERE THE BALL IS RIGHT NOW. AND THEN THE BLOCKING IS SO GOOD IN THE OFFENSIVE LINE, TERRELL DAVIS IS THERE FOR THE TOUCHDOWN.>>TOM COUGHLIN TRYING TO USE THAT BODY ENGLISH TO HELP OUT THE DEFENSE, BUT AN 8-POINT PLAY. DAVIS GETS THE TOUCHDOWN AND THE CONVERSION. HAS 110 TOTAL YARDS NOW, THE NFL’s OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR, TERRELL DAVIS, IN HIS SECOND SEASON OUT OF GEORGIA, BY WAY OF CAL STATE — LONG BEACH. NOW THIS CROWD HAVING DIFFICULTY SITTING DOWN. BUCKY BROOKS COMES UP. HAS A SEAM AND OUT TO THE 26-YARD LINE.>>YOU KNOW, THE DENVER BRONCOS GOT 8 POINTS, BUT THINK BACK SINCE THE FIRST QUARTER, DICK. THE BRONCOS HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO SLOW THIS JACKSONVILLE OFFENSE DOWN.>>THEY’VE SCORED EVERY POSSESSION SINCE THE FIRST QUARTER, JACKSONVILLE. MEANS. AND THE BIG POWER BACK ABLE TO MANAGE ONLY A YARD. JIM GRAY.>>STEVE ATWATER IS ON THE BRONCOS’ BENCH RIGHT NOW. ATWATER HAS A BRUISED RIGHT THIGH. IT IS VERY QUESTIONABLE AS TO IF HE’LL RETURN. RIGHT NOW TIM HAUCK IS IN THE GAME. DICK? ALL RIGHT, THE VETERAN HAUCK FROM MONTANA, AN UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENT FROM GREEN BAY A YEAR AGO. THERE HE IS. MORE OF A SPECIAL TEAMER THIS YEAR. [ CROWD CHEERS ] LISTEN TO THIS CROWD. THEY PICK UP THE BLITZ, AND BRUNELL SCRAMBLING. AND SLIDES AT THE 40-YARD LINE. HAUCK THERE TO COVER HIM. FIRST DOWN. SO, ROMANOWSKI ON THE BLITZ. THEY PICK IT UP, AND THAT LEFT A BIG AVENUE FOR THE SPRINTING BRUNELL.>>WELL, WATCH BILL ROMANOWSKI COME ON THE OUTSIDE. HE’S COMING SO FAST HE CAN’T GET UNDER CONTROL, AND LOOK AT THE HOLE THAT’S CREATED FOR MARK BRUNELL.>>HE JUST WAS GONNA TAKE ON NATRONE. WATCH THIS. HE GOES RIGHT AFTER NATRONE. HE DOESN’T EVEN LOOK AT THE QUARTERBACK. “I’M JUST GONNA KNOCK HIM DOWN.” AND WHEN HE DOES THAT, BRUNELL’S GONE.>>THIRD SCRAMBLE. ONLY 18 YARDS RUSHING FOR BRUNELL, WHO LED ALL QUARTERBACKS — ALMOST 400 YARDS ON THE SEASON. MEANS FINDS A LITTLE HOLE, RUNS THROUGH A TACKLE. MAKES SOMETHING OUT OF NOTHING, THOUGH. FOR A 240-POUNDER, MEANS HAS THE FEET OF GENE KELLY. HE CAN REALLY — IT’S THAT BARRY SANDERS’ STUTTER STEP.>>BUT DON’T TRY TO BLOCK NATRONE MEANS. WHAT YOU’VE GOT TO DO IS WRAP YOUR ARMS AROUND HIM. WATCH NUMBER 37, HAUCK, WHEN HE COMES IN HERE. HERE COMES MEANS. NOW WATCH WHAT HE TRIES TO DO. BLOCK HIM. YOU GOT TO GRAB HOLD OF THIS GUY.>>A GAIN OF ALMOST 5. CALL IT SECOND AND 5. WHAT A DAY FOR MEANS AGAIN. HE GETS THE CALL. OFF LEFT TACKLE. RUNS THROUGH A BRONCO TO THE 50. THEY’LL SPOT IT AT THE 49. IT’LL BE VERY CLOSE TO A FIRST DOWN. TYRONE BRAXTON ABLE TO MAKE THE STOP, AND THIS ONE PROBABLY WILL CALL FOR MEASUREMENT.>>WELL, WHAT YOU SEE THERE IS JUST A BIG OFFENSIVE LINE WITH A BACK BEHIND IT, AND THEY’RE JUST OVERPOWERING THE DENVER BRONCOS.>>TIME NOW BECOMES SO CRITICAL. 5:25 LEFT IN THE FOURTH. A 3-POINT GAME. JACKSONVILLE WITH THE BALL AND THE LEAD. LET’S SEE IF THIS IS THIRD AND INCHES OR FIRST DOWN, JAGUARS.>>FIRST DOWN. THERE’S A 35-POUND DIFFERENCE IN THE OFFENSIVE LINE AND THE DEFENSIVE LINE, PHIL. AND WITH NATRONE MEANS BEHIND THAT…>>THEY RAN RIGHT BEHIND BOSELLI. [ CROWD CHEERS ]>>AFTER THEY RUN THIS PLAY HERE, THEY’LL BE INSIDE 5 MINUTES. THIS DEFENSE HAS TO HOLD RIGHT NOW — NOT ON THIS SERIES, RIGHT HERE. FIRST, SECOND, AND THIRD DOWN AND MAKE THEM TURN THE BALL OVER.>>JAMES STEWART, ONLY A YARD, AT THE 50. TRIPPED UP BY ALAN ALDRIDGE AND TYRONE BRAXTON, AND BACK IN COMES THE BIG MAN, NATRONE MEANS. ATWATER WITH THAT INJURY NOW A SPECTATOR, WATCHING THE JUMBOTRON HERE AT MILE HIGH STADIUM. BOY, THAT’S A BIG LOSS FOR THEM, NOT TO HAVE THEIR TOP TACKLER IN THE SECONDARY. MEANS AND SECOND AND 9. 4 1/2 MINUTES LEFT. TRYING TO KEEP THE BALL AWAY FROM ELWAY. BRUNELL SLIPS AWAY. WHAT A MOVE. STILL ON HIS FEET! TO THE SIDELINES AT THE 40. ANOTHER BLOCK! BRUNELL 30, 25, AND DIVES AT THE 21! OH, MY, WHAT A…!>>AGAIN, IT’S ALMOST THE IDENTICAL PLAY THAT WE SAW EARLIER. THEY BLITZ. THEY GOT A LOT OF PEOPLE AT THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE. THEY TALKED ABOUT, “WE GOT TO KEEP MARK BRUNELL IN THE POCKET.” WATCH THE LANE HE HAS TO RUN IN AGAIN. NOT GOOD DISTRIBUTION BY THE FRONT OF THE DENVER BRONCOS. AND THEN MARK BRUNELL, WITH HIS TALENT, MAKES A LOT OF PEOPLE MISS.>>ALL RIGHT, NOW WATCH NUMBER 87. HERE HE IS ON THE TOP OF THE SCREEN.>>LESS THAN 4 MINUTES, UNLESS OVERTIME, TO DECIDE A TEAM’S SEASON. BRUNELL, THE STAR, HAS A FIRST DOWN FOR JACKSONVILLE AT DENVER’S 21. THREE TIGHT ENDS. AND NATRONE. WHO DIVES TO THE 19-YARD LINE, A GAIN OF 2. OH, THAT RUN BY MARK BRUNELL — IT’S LIKE, “CALL UP THE HIGHLIGHT-REEL COMPANY. I’VE GOT SOMETHING FOR YOU.”>>WELL, IT IS. WHAT HE’S DONE TODAY REALLY WELL, HE’S MANAGING THE GAME. HE DROPS BACK. HE KNOWS THE SITUATION. TAKE NO CHANCES. HE SEES THE OPENING. HE RUNS, MAKES PEOPLE MISS. HE’S GOT POWER AND SPEED.>>YOU KNOW, THE THING THAT REALLY MAKES IT FOR HIM, TOO, IS WHEN HE’S GO BACK, PHIL, AND HE FAKES LIKE HE’S GONNA THROW, WHICH HOLDS THE LINEBACKERS.>>THERE’S THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, THE MAN WHO HAS INVESTED IN THESE JAGUARS, WAYNE WEAVER. MORGAN, HIS GRANDDAUGHTER, WHAT A THRILL IT MUST BE FOR THAT YOUNG LADY, TO BE IN THAT BOX AT THIS MOMENT.>>WELL, I SAW MR. WEAVER LAST NIGHT. I RAN INTO HIM IN THE HOTEL LOBBY, AND HEY, HE WAS SO EXCITED, SO NERVOUS LAST NIGHT, I DON’T THINK HE SLEPT A WHOLE LOT. PROBABLY GOT LESS SLEEP THAN A LOT OF THE PLAYERS DID.>>WE’D LIKE TO SHOW YOU A SHOT OF PAT BOWLEN, BUT WIN OR LOSE, PAT JUST DOESN’T WANT CAMERAS IN HIS BOOTH, THE OWNER OF THE BRONCOS. ONE TIME-OUT LEFT FOR EACH TEAM. SECOND AND 8. BRUNELL ON THE ROLL. THROWS TO MEANS. NICE TACKLE BY JOHN MOBLEY. MOBLEY DIDN’T DRIVE HIM OUT OF BOUNDS TO STOP THE CLOCK. SO, THAT FORCES DENVER TO USE ITS FINAL TIME-OUT.>>VERY SAFE PLAY. HERE COMES A LEFT-HANDED QUARTERBACK RUNNING OUT TO HIS LEFT. AND HE HAS MEANS. BUT MOBLEY MAKES A GREAT PLAY AS A LINEBACKER. NOT ONLY IS HE THERE COVERING, BUT HE ALSO MAKES THE STOP. SO, IT’LL BE THIRD DOWN NOW AND ABOUT 6. BUT THE DENVER BRONCOS HAVE NO MORE TIME-OUTS.>>IT’LL BE THIRD DOWN AND 5 ON THE NEXT PLAY.>>WELL, NEEDLESS TO SAY, THIS IS THE BIGGEST DEFENSIVE PLAY FOR THE DENVER BRONCOS IN THIS ENTIRE FOOTBALL GAME, BECAUSE IF THEY ALLOW THEM TO GET A FIRST DOWN, THIS GAME WILL BE OVER.>>THIRD AND A HUGE 5. [ CROWD CHEERS ] BRUNELL. ON THE FADE. TOUCHDOWN TO JIMMY SMITH. CAN’T THROW IT ANY BETTER.>>CAN’T THROW IT ANY BETTER, CAN’T CATCH IT, BUT, AGAIN, WHAT A CALL. THEY BLOCK EVERYBODY. IT’S BASICALLY A ONE-RECEIVER ROUTE. THEY KNOW DENVER’S GOT TO TAKE A CHANCE. COME UP. BLITZ US TO STOP US. THE PERFECT CALL.>>WAS THAT THE PERFECT THROW OR WHAT?!>>JIMMY SMITH, WHO SAT ALONE IN 1994…>>UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT, NUMBER 39 ON THE DEFENSE FOR THROWING THE HELMET. IT’LL BE A 15-YARD PENALTY ON THE KICKOFF.>>RAY CROCKETT. THAT’S JUST A FRUSTRATION PENALTY. JIMMY SMITH TWO YEARS AGO SITTING AT HOME. NOBODY WANTED HIM. 1984, HE WAS OUT OF FOOTBALL, EVEN THOUGH HE WAS A SECOND-ROUND DRAFT PICK OF DALLAS IN ’81-’82. AND HERE HE IS, TWO YEARS LATER, CAUGHT OVER 80 BALLS AND JUST MAKES THAT INCREDIBLE CATCH. HOLLIS’ EXTRA POINT. HIGH SNAP. HE KNOCKS IT THROUGH. AND THE JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS HAVE QUIETED THIS CROWD, AS THEY HAVE SIX OTHERS, OTHER THAN THE ONES IN NORTH FLORIDA, WITH INCREDIBLE PERFORMANCES. THIS ONE IS BRUNELL TO SMITH.>>WELL, IT’S JUST A GOOD JOB. LOOK AT THE THROW, THOUGH. HE THROWS IT ON A LINE, AND TORY JAMES REALLY DOES NOT HAVE TIME OR THE SPEED TO CATCH UP AND REACT TO THE FOOTBALL. MARK BRUNELL KNOWS IT’S EITHER GONNA BE A TOUCHDOWN, OR IT’S GONNA BE INCOMPLETE. TAKE NO CHANCES, AND THE BALL IS THROWN TO THE PERFECT SPOT.>>AND, DICK, YOU KNOW ANOTHER THING? THAT WAS ANOTHER THIRD-DOWN PLAY, AND JIMMY SMITH ON THIRD DOWN LEADS THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE IN FIRST DOWNS.>>AND MARK BRUNELL ON THIRD DOWN IS ONE OF THE BEST QUARTERBACKS IN THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE. THE REASON WHY? HE CAN THROW THE FOOTBALL, AND HE CAN RUN WITH IT. REALLY PUTS DEFENSES IN A LOT OF TOUGH SITUATIONS.>>PAINFUL FOR ATWATER. INJURED, UNABLE TO BE THERE TO PARTICIPATE. AND WHAT JACKSONVILLE IS DOING NOW IS PUTTING ELWAY IN A POSITION THAT EVEN THE MIGHTY, ELWAY, TO GET TWO SCORES WITH NO TIME-OUTS, THAT’S BEYOND MIRACLE.>>WELL, IT TAKES A SCORE NOW, DICK, AND RECOVERING AN ONSIDE KICK, WHICH IS — YOU’RE RIGHT. THAT’S A CONFIRMED MIRACLE.>>HIS ONLY TIME-OUT’S THE 2:00 WARNING. BUT DOES HAVE 3:39 LEFT. BRUNELL, HIS NUMBERS, AS YOU LOOK AT ELWAY’S — 151 YARDS, ORDINARY FOR HIM AND A TOUCHDOWN. BRUNELL, ON THE OTHER HAND, HAS RUSHED FOR 47 AND THROWN FOR 246 MORE AND 2 TOUCHDOWN, PLAYED IMPECCABLY. WHAT A PICKUP THIS WAS. THE NIGHT BEFORE THE DRAFT, TOM COUGHLIN GOT BRUNELL FROM GREEN BAY FOR A THIRD- AND FIFTH-ROUND DRAFT PICK. HOLLIS AFTER THE PENALTY GETS TO KICK IT FROM THE 45, SO HE CAN SEND IT DEEP, AND THE TOUCHBACK TAKEN BY DENVER AT THE 20-YARD LINE. AND HERE COMES JOHN ELWAY. THEY’VE ASKED A LOT OF THIS MAN AND HIS INCREDIBLE CAREER, AND HE HAS DELIVERED SO OFTEN IN HIS 14 GREAT SEASONS. AND WITH ALL THE EXCITEMENT THAT GOES WITH AN UNDERDOG PULLING OFF A GREAT UPSET — AND I THINK AMERICA ALWAYS CHEERS THAT — ONE STILL HAS TO FEEL DOWN DEEP FOR THIS MAN, BECAUSE THIS WAS HIS BEST TEAM, AND HE FEELS HE’S AT HIS BEST. AND NOW STANDS DOWN BY 10 WITH 3 1/2 TO GO. UNDERNEATH, DAVIS. CLOCK RUNS. SHORT GAIN.>>WELL, THE BIG THING FOR THE BRONCOS ON THIS DRIVE — REALLY, DON’T TAKE A CHANCE. JUST MAKE SURE YOU GIVE YOURSELF THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET DOWN AND SCORE AND HOPEFULLY YOU CAN RECOVER THE ONSIDE KICK AFTER YOU SCORE.>>McCAFFREY LEFT. MILLER, THE SPEEDSTER, TO THE RIGHT. UNDERNEATH AGAIN. THIS TO CRAVER. THE FULLBACK CLOSE TO A FIRST DOWN. IT IS SPOTTED GOOD ENOUGH FOR THE FIRST DOWN.>>THE ONLY PROBLEM IS WHEN YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT THAT, PHIL. THEY’VE GOT TO SCORE — REALISTICALLY, THEY’VE GOT TO SCORE BEFORE THE 2:00 WARNING. NOW, THEY HAVE 50-SOME-ODD SECONDS TO DO THAT. THAT WOULD BE THE IDEAL THING. THEN THE STOP OF THE CLOCK, AND THEN YOU STILL HAVE 2 MINUTES.>>32-YARD LINE. CLOCK RUNS — 2:48, 2:47. VERY LOOSE, DEEP DEFENSE FOR JACKSONVILLE. BUT ELWAY TESTS IT, ANYWAY. AND McCAFFREY CAN’T GET THERE AT THE 30.>>THE ONLY OTHER PROBLEM WITH THIS WHOLE SCENARIO IS THIS. DEFENSIVELY, THEY HAVE NOT STOPPED JACKSONVILLE SINCE THE FIRST QUARTER. SO, EVEN IF THEY DO SCORE, THEY HAVEN’T REALLY STOPPED JACKSONVILLE.>>WELL, I KNOW, BUT THEY’RE GOING ON THE ONSIDE KICK. THEY DON’T CARE ABOUT JACKSONVILLE.>>I’M JUST SAYING. IF THEY GET THE BALL BACK — 2 MINUTES I’M TALKING ABOUT.>>WELL, IT WAS NOVEMBER 1993 THAT THE JAGUARS WERE THE 30th FRANCHISE THAT THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE AWARDED. A MERE TWO YEARS OF PLAY, THEY STAND ON THE THRESHOLD OF BACK-TO-BACK INCREDIBLE UPSETS IN THEIR FIRST PLAYOFF APPEARANCES. UNDERNEATH AND THROUGH THE HANDS OF ANTHONY MILLER. THAT’S THE PLAY THEY WANTED. A MAN WITH SPEED, EVEN THOUGH IT’S A SHORT PASS, WIDE OPEN, WHERE HE COULD DO SOMETHING. BUT HE DIDN’T CATCH THE BALL.>>HEY, DICK? YOU THINK ABOUT SOMETHING FOR A SECOND. JACKSONVILLE WALKS OUT OF THIS GAME, AND CAROLINA WINS, YOU MAY HAVE THE TWO EXPANSION TEAMS IN THE SUPER BOWL AFTER TWO YEARS. IT’S POSSIBLE.>>WELL, THIS HAS PLAGUED THE BRONCOS ALL DAY. DROPPED PASSES. ANTHONY MILLER SLOWING UP. THERE’S NOBODY IN FRONT OF HIM. KEEP MOVING. CATCH THE BALL ON THE RUN AND MAKE SOMETHING HAPPEN.>>YEAH, THE WHOLE IDEA THERE WAS TO LEAD HIM SO HE COULD USE ALL THAT SPEED. AND MIKE LODISH, REPRESENTING THE EMOTIONS ON THE BRONCOS SIDE. DRILLS THIS ONE TO THE SIDELINES COMPLETE AND OUT OF BOUNDS TO STOP THE CLOCK. ANTHONY MILLER AT THE 48-YARD LINE. MICKEY WASHINGTON ON THE COVERAGE FOR JACKSONVILLE.>>AND IF THEY’RE GONNA GIVE YOU THIS, THIS IS A GOOD THROW AND A CATCH BY ELWAY AND MILLER TO GET THAT BALL DOWN ABOUT 15 YARDS DOWNFIELD AND GET OUT OF BOUNDS. THIS PLAY ONLY TAKES ABOUT 5 OR 6 SECONDS.>>GOOD JOB BY MICKEY WASHINGTON. KNOW THE SITUATION. KNOW WHERE YOU’RE AT IN THE GAME. THE ONLY THING THAT REALLY HURTS YOU IS GIVING UP A BIG PLAY. GIVE UP THE COMPLETIONS TO THE SIDELINE.>>THEY FLOOD THREE TO THE RIGHT. THAT USUALLY MEANS THEY THROW LEFT. AND ELWAY DOES TO MILLER, AND MILLER INSIDE THE 35-YARD LINE WITH 2:20 LEFT IN THIS GAME. 30-20, JACKSONVILLE LEADS. ELWAY AT WORK. HE’LL DOWN THE BALL. SAVE SOME TIME. 2:11 LEFT. FLAG DOWN.>>OH, YEAH, THEY CAUGHT TONY BRACKENS JUST KIND OF LOAFING BACK ONSIDE, AND ELWAY TOOK A LOOK AT HIM ON THE LEFT. SAW THAT HE WASN’T ONSIDE AND JUST TOOK THAT BALL, THREW IT DOWN. AND THERE’S GONNA BE A 5-YARD PENALTY.>>OFFSIDE…>>YOU BET.>>…NUMBER 90 ON THE DEFENSE. 5 YARDS, STILL FIRST DOWN. [ CROWD CHEERS ]>>EVERY LITTLE GIFT HELPS AT THIS POINT.>>YOU CAN SEE TONY BRACKENS NOT HUSTLING ENOUGH TO GET BACK ONSIDE. ALSO, GET THE 5-YARD PENALTY. THE CLOCK IS STOPPED. NOW YOU GET A CHANCE — ONE, MAYBE TWO PLAYS BEFORE THE 2:00 WARNING COMES ABOUT.>>FIRST DOWN AT THE 29-YARD LINE. AGAIN, SAME FORMATION, WITH MILLER LEFT, THREE WIDE RECEIVERS RIGHT. DAVIS IN THE BACKFIELD WITH ELWAY. THROWS TO MILLER AGAIN. SAME THING. 15 AND TACKLED THERE. WASHINGTON AND DAVIS, MASSEY. AND THAT IS THE 2:00 WARNING. HOME OF THE JAGUARS AND THE FANS, THAT TOWN AND THAT AREA, ENRAPTURED BY THE PERFORMANCE OF THIS YOUNG TEAM. BEATS BUFFALO. BUFFALO NEVER LOST AT RICH STADIUM IN THE PLAYOFFS, 9-0. TRYING TO BEAT DENVER, 8-1 IN THEIR PLAYOFF HISTORY HERE IN DENVER. 2:00 TO GO. ELWAY AT THE JACKSONVILLE 15. LOOKS TO THE END ZONE. SEARCHING FOR AN OPEN MAN. WHAT TIME HE HAS. NOW HE GUNS IT. TOUCHDOWN, McCAFFREY! [ CROWD CHEERS ] JOHN ELWAY’S LAST 4 PASSES — 16, 18, 14, 15 TO McCAFFREY FOR THE PAYOFF. AND WITH THE EXTRA POINT NOW BY ELAM, DENVER WILL BE WITHIN 3. OH, NO! IT GOES THROUGH! HIT THE UPRIGHT AND CAROMED IN. AND WHO KNOWS BETTER THAT FEELING THAN JACKSONVILLE? THAT WOULD HAVE FORCED THE BRONCOS, EVEN IF THEY RECOVER AN ONSIDE KICK, TO GO FOR A TOUCHDOWN.>>I MEAN, THIS IS A HUGE HOOK, AND IT HITS THE UPRIGHT ON THE TOP ON THE LEFT. WATCH THIS. HE JUST HOOKS THIS THING WAY LEFT. IT HITS THE UPRIGHT AND THEN GOES IN.>>STARTED WITH THE BAD SNAP. THE TIMING WAS OFF. AND ELWAY GOES, “WHOA.” WELL, IT WENT THROUGH. THAT’S ALL THAT MATTERS. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE TOUCHDOWN, A WONDERFUL JOB BY JOHN ELWAY, BUYING TIME. THERE’S NOBODY OPEN, AND THE RECEIVERS FOR THE BRONCOS KEEP MOVING AROUND THE END ZONE. ED McCAFFREY FINALLY GETS FREE. AND WATCH HIM GO UP. BALL BEHIND HIM. AND MAKES A NICE CATCH. WATCH ED McCAFFREY. HE SEES THAT JOHN ELWAY IS IN TROUBLE. HERE HE IS, NUMBER 87 IN THE MIDDLE. TO THE TOP OF YOUR SCREEN. STARTS MOVING BACK ACROSS THE END ZONE. KEEPS MOVING TILL ELWAY SPOTS HIM. NICE CATCH.>>JOHN ELWAY REACTING TO THE TOUCHDOWN. WHAT A DRIVE. HE USED ONLY 1:49 TO GO 80 YARDS IN 8 PLAYS WITHOUT A TIME-OUT. AND NOW THE WHOLE GAME RESTS ON THIS ONSIDE KICK. IF JACKSONVILLE RECOVERS, DENVER, NO TIME-OUTS, THE GAME LITERALLY IS OVER. IT’S JUST A COUPLE OF KNEEL-DOWNS. ONE MAN STAYS BACK.>>THEY DON’T EVEN HAVE ANYBODY BACK. JACKSONVILLE’S GOT A GUY ON THE 32-YARD LINE.>>COVERED BY Le’SHAI MASTON. Le’SHAI MASTON. IT WAS TOO EASY — JUST A NICE, LITTLE ONE-HOPPER, AND MASTON RECOVERS AT THE 40-YARD LINE. AND TOM COUGHLIN’S DISCIPLINED JAGUAR TEAM NOW IS 1:50 AWAY FROM THE AFC CHAMPIONSHIP.>>IT’S A GOOD IDEA. KICK IT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD. THERE’S LESS PEOPLE FOR THE JAGUARS IN THE MIDDLE. BUT THE BALL TAKES A JACKSONVILLE BOUNCE RIGHT UP INTO HIS HANDS.>>THAT’S ONE OF THOSE THINGS. I THINK YOU TRY TO TOP THE BALL A LITTLE BIT SO IT’LL TAKE A BOUNCE AND THEN POP UP IN THE AIR, WHERE YOU HAVE A SHOT AT IT.>>THE BOUNCE FOR JACKSONVILLE HAS BEEN MAGICAL, HASN’T IT? A COUPLE OF UPRIGHT KISSES. WHEN YOU THINK BACK, IF YOU HAD ONE KICKER IN THE LEAGUE THIS YEAR, MAYBE IN HISTORY, TO KICK A 30-YARD FIELD GOAL, WOULDN’T YOU WANT TO PICK MORTEN ANDERSEN?>>WELL, THAT’S RIGHT. THEY GOT THAT BREAK, BUT I TELL YOU TODAY, THEY DIDN’T GET MANY BOUNCES THEIR WAY. THEY CREATED THEIR OWN OPPORTUNITIES. THEY OUTPLAYED THE DENVER BRONCOS AND DESERVE TO WIN THE GAME.>>SO, BRUNELL, CERTAINLY THE STAR, WITH HIS PASSING AND RUNNING, WITH ONE OF THE KNEEL-DOWNS, AND THE FLAGS FALL WITH IT. THAT’LL STOP THE CLOCK WITH 1:45.>>YOU GOT OFFSIDE ON THE DENVER DEFENSE, WHICH DOESN’T — IT JUST STOPS THE CLOCK.>>AND, PAUL, YOU SAID WE COULD HAVE TWO EXPANSION TEAMS IN THE SUPER BOWL? WELL, YOU KNOW WHAT? I DIDN’T THINK JACKSONVILLE HAD A CHANCE TODAY.>>…NUMBER 95 ON THE DEFENSE. 5 YARDS. STILL FIRST DOWN.>>WOULD THAT BE SOMETHING?>>IF IT HAPPENED, I COULD SAY I WOULDN’T BE TOTALLY SHOCKED ANYMORE.>>WELL, YOU — WE’LL REPEAT WHAT YOU SAID IN THE PREGAME SHOW. I KNOW YOU’LL APPRECIATE THAT, PHIL SIMMS.>>YEAH.>>WHEN I ASKED YOU IF JACKSONVILLE HAD A CHANCE, YOU SAID, “WELL, ONLY IF…>>”PAUL MAGUIRE’S BEAUTIFUL.”>>I’M THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GUY HERE.>>OH, WELL.>>[ LAUGHS ]>>AT THE 36, 1:45. STILL FIRST DOWN AND 5.>>I REMEMBER WHEN TOM COUGHLIN, BEFORE HE WENT DOWN THERE AND STARTED COACHING THIS TEAM, WE TALKED ONE DAY, AND HE ASKED ME, “DID THEY PASS A RULE IN THE LEAGUE WHERE I’M NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE DISCIPLINE AND TEACH FUNDAMENTALS TO THESE PLAYERS? IS THERE A RULE THAT SAYS I CAN’T DO THESE THINGS?” NO, TOM, THERE ISN’T. YOUR WAY WORKS. WE ALWAYS KNEW IT. YOU GOT SOME CRITICISM FOR IT, BUT IT’S REALLY TURNED OUT WELL. THE PLAYERS ACCEPTED IT. AND THAT’S THE REASON WHY THEY’RE WHERE THEY ARE NOW.>>39 SECONDS. ONE MORE KNEEL-DOWN BY BRUNELL, AND IT’LL BE THEN OFFICIAL. BY THE SAME SCORE AS JACKSONVILLE DEFEATED BUFFALO A WEEK AGO, 30-27. WE TOLD YOU AT THE VERY START THAT TOM COUGHLIN HAS A THEME FOR EVERY GAME, AS OWNER WEAVER CELEBRATES. “WITH SUCCESS COMES GREATER CHALLENGE.” WELL, THEY TAKE ANOTHER BIG, BIG STEP UP THE MOUNTAIN, THE CHALLENGE EVEN HIGHER NEXT WEEK. THEY’RE PLAYING FOR THE AFC CHAMPIONSHIP — ONE GAME AWAY FROM PLAYING IN THE SUPER BOWL. THE JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS HAVE UPSET DENVER, 30-27.

100 thoughts on “Jaguars vs. Broncos – 1996 AFC Divisional Playoffs: Jaguars Upset John Elway | NFL Full Game

  1. 7:36 Elway 19-yard Run

    14:44 Terrell Davis 47-yard Run

    18:37 Hebron 1-yard TD Run

    28:12 Elway to Sharpe 18-yard TD

    33:56 Means 18-yard Run

    37:25 Hollis 46-yard Field Goal

    46:35 Brunell to Means for 29 Yards on Third Down

    48:46 Brunell to Jackson for 19 Yards on Third Down

    50:05 Natrone Means 8-yard TD Run

    57:09 Means 21-yard Run

    57:45 Brunell to Jimmy Smith for 44 Yards

    59:53 Hollis 42-yard Field Goal

    1:11:55 Brunell to McCardell for 31-yard TD

    1:21:16 Means 17-yard Run on Third Down

    1:32:06 Brunell to Stewart for 25 Yards on Third Down

    1:35:00 Hollis 22-yard Field Goal

    1:40:21 Elway to McCaffrey for 12 Yards on Third Down

    1:40:58 Terrell Davis 2-yard TD Run

    1:47:35 Brunell 29-yard Run

    1:50:39 Brunell to Jimmy Smith for 16-yard TD on Third Down

    1:58:36 Elway to McCaffrey for 15-yard TD

    2:00:47 Jaguars Recover Broncos Onside Kick Attempt

  2. Big playoff upset; as was Jets over Pats in 2010; Jets over Chargers a year earlier, SD over Pittsburgh in the 94 AFC championship. I'd still put Minnesota over San Fran in 1987 as the biggest of my lifetime.

  3. A testament to Mark Brunell's prime in the late 90s. He's right up there with Ken Anderson and Dave Krieg on the list of truly underrated, underappreciated QBs. Sure, he picked up a ring the easy way when he was Brees' backup with the '09 Saints, but he never got one as a starter.

  4. Mark looking like Aaron Rodgers out here! Good game jags, I'm a bronco fan and I always wanted to know what happened on this Sunday. And now I know, this dude was killing us and he threw 4300 yards that season too? Dude killed it

  5. Someone please upload the playoff game the following year when The Broncos beat the crap out of the Jags to get their revenge on their way to the Super Bowl

  6. I hate how new NFL fans have this misconception that the Jags have always been terrible just because they have been a bad team for the past 10 years. This late 90's Jags team with Coughlin, Brunnell, Taylor, Bosselli, etc was amazing, especially in 1999 where they went 14-2 and absolutely destroyed Marino and the Dolphins in the playoffs. They were one of the best teams to never win a ring in my opinion, and they probably would have at least made the Super Bowl that year had the Titans not existed to beat them three times that year.

  7. 1st time watching this since 96. What do you know !? The fng refs stole this from the broncos! Denvers INT up 12-3 at the jags 20 called off! The game probably gets out of reach there!

  8. Michael Dean Perry lost this game. The refs also played a huge role calling off the interception. That was a 14 point swing. It's actually unbelievable Elway almost won this game with all that stacked against him in the 4th qtr.

  9. Great quality of a famous game. Thanks all around!!

    1:28:00 – much has to do with my childishness, but I will never forget the image of Michael Dean Perry sauntering off like a moron; this was offsides/not getting off the field in the extreme. I remember in the sports bar a fan yelling "that guy's still way inside the field of play!" At such a critical point in the game, too, and the idiot had the nerve to argue with the refs; I agree with anyone that those can be ticky-tack and even 'missed' by the officials if within a matter of inches, but MY GOD Perry was almost in the same line horizontally with the outside players who were covering the ball! He's closer to the chalked 40> than the sideline!!!

  10. This game was an absolute shock, and not called Ambush at Mile High without reason. The Broncos finished 13-3, Jax only 9-7, and barely won the wildcard game against Buffalo, only after Jim Kelly got hurt.

    But the Jags were on a hot winning streak. In fact, had they not turned the ball over 4 times against the Pats the following week, they would have gone to the SB.

  11. We were at a pool hall watching this awesome game. I bet my bro and dad $50 bucks on this game. Funny thing on the way home, the Eagles song New Kid in Town was playing on the radio hahaha classic.

  12. Oh man this the game that made me a super fan of the Jaguars. I've been a die hard fan ever since. Good job jags of old. Come on jags I feel a super bowl coming on.1 second agoβ€’

  13. 17.20 them jags took out DavisπŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„…but yeah had 2 cone back and come back and reminisce cuz I feel like it's about to start up again go jagsπŸ†πŸ€™πŸΎπŸ†πŸ€™πŸΎπŸ†πŸ€™πŸΎπŸ†πŸ€™πŸΎπŸ†πŸ€™πŸΎ

  14. Please keep posting more of these. These are great. Nobody is gonna pay for this stuff but this is a great way for the NFL to make money and the fans to catch a break and enjoy something that the NFL has to offer that isn't overpriced. The NFL is pricing the working man out of the sport.

  15. Wow this was the year I was born. Love the Jags. Glad the NFL is uploading something for me to learn about my team. It's one thing to read about but another to watch it.

  16. Soooo stoked….My Jaguars traveling to Pittsburgh next weekend to face the heavily favored Steelers in an AFC DIVISION game….the man who helped get us there…the SAME man who head coached this 96 team….the legendary TOM COUGHLIN!!…GO JAGUARSSSS

  17. The opposition the Jaguars faced the first 3 rounds that year was overwhelming. First round they had a veteran Bills team that, up to that point, had never lost a home playoff game. Denver, who never lost at home that season prior to the playoff game. Then the Patriots, who had arguably one of the best coaching staffs of that era with Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick. Just look at some of the talent they had to face as well. Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas, Andre Reed, Bruce Smith, Bryce Paup, Chris Spielman, John Elway, Terrell Davis, Shannon Sharpe, Steve Atwater, Drew Bledsoe, Curtis Martin, Ben Coates, Chris Slade, Willie Mcginest. Not to mention the head coaches with Marv Levy, Mike Shannahan and Bill Parcells.

  18. @1:50:45 Under the circumstances, one of the best throws in NFL history. Back when coaches had the stones to call that play and quarterbacks had the guts to attempt a throw like that. Now, with clock management, second guesses and being conservative, football is overanalyzed way too much. Mid to late 90's was the last great era of football. Now the NFL should be televised on comedy central because it's all a big joke.

  19. The cheating the salary cap Denver Broncos of the mid 90s. I’m so happy they were able to cheat the system to finally get elway a ring

  20. As a Denver fan…damn, to lose to Jax after a 13-3 season, and at home nonetheless. I wonder how far the Broncos would have gone in the postseason had they managed to win this game. Elway could have retired a three-time Super Bowl winner.

  21. this was in my Book a GREAT GAME & THUMBS UP 4 BOTH QB'S & THESE'S 2 TEAM'S. I REMEMBER THIS GAME. πŸ™‚

  22. I like these broncos uniforms,with a darker shade of blue,like you see on those jackets the coaches are wearing,I've always prefered the face mask match the helmet,at the very least an updated version of the D logo instead of the horse head should have been considered.I don't like the blue collar either,I remember Pat Bowlen aka( MR B) trying to redefine the definition of predominant when they introduced their new nike inspired Uniform with strategically placed orange swoosh down the side of the jersey into the pants uniform.

  23. I remember watching this as a kid in Denver, and remember the shock and disappointment on all of my friend's faces. Jaguars had all heart and destroyed the 13-3 Broncos who were 14 point favorites. Jacksonville was legit in their early history and this was a fun game to re-watch, thanks NFL for posting!

  24. I did not watch this until the 4th quarter. Jaguars were a joke because they were new. Denver at home and we thought it was a Done Deal! If I put the 4 most shocking NFL playoff upsets EVER! This was it. Elway and Terrell Davis can't be bitter: They won Back-to Back Super Bowls after this!

  25. The '96 Broncos were one of those great teams who got tripped up by clinching everything too early in the regular season and not figuring out how to approach the "meaningless" last few games. After going 12-1 and clinching homefield advantage they were awful in their last 3 regular season games and couldn't get their mojo back in this game.

  26. Hell of an upset by the Jags, but give credit to Elway for bouncing back and winning the Super Bowl the next year when he could've easily retired after this game.

  27. Mark Brunell led the league in passing yards with 4300 and didnt even make the pro bowl…what a joke lol the nfl has been bias against my jaguars since we came into the league
    #MYLESJACKWASNTDOWN
    #DTWD #SACKSONVILLE
    #UPSETCITY

  28. One of the biggest NFL playoff upsets, this Broncos team was built to go all the way and inexplicably wilted at home against the Jaguars. This Broncos team did rebound and win the next 2 Super Bowls, but this loss really stung the Broncos. Brunell was a great quarterback, but Natron Means was the MVP of this game.

  29. Tom Coughlin coached three of the biggest playoff upsets of all time. First this game, then the Giants over the undefeated Patriots and then the Giants over the 15-1 Packers.

  30. Is it just me who did anybody else get freaked out by the Jaguars logo the jaguar looks more viscous than what it looks now

  31. thanks for the upload. Denver was a better team this year then the following year. Elways was crushed when they lost.

  32. They say what killed the Broncos in this game was that they clinched the AFC's top seed with three weeks to go and basically phoned in their last three games, going 1-2, and thus lost a lot of their edge before finally reaching this game. The Jags, by contrast, had to fight they way into the playoffs and kept that fire going through the Buffalo game and this contest.

  33. Denver clinched the AFC West ahead of time during the season that they benched players to β€˜rest’ for the playoffs. If I remember correctly they did not take Jacksonville seriously because the feeling among the Broncos that this would be a β€˜tune up’ games for the AFC Championship.

    They did not prepare for the Jags, they did not know how to game plan against Brunell with his scrambling ability…

  34. Natrone Means is the truth nice size amazing feet and can catchπŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯

  35. Those Jaguars uniforms were my favorites.

    I don't like the newer looking uniforms that look like expansion uniforms, classic looking ones look best IMO.

    Those Jags unis make them look like they'd been around for 30 years before they actually were.

  36. I want those Jaguars jerseys back for atleast one season. I wish they could have rocked them for this season to celebrate their 25th anniversary 😭

  37. One of my favorute slorts jokes of all time came out of this game…

    What do u call 45 millionares watching the superbowl on tv?

    The denver broncos

  38. The Jaguars looked pretty sharp in the 90's and 00's. Once they changed their uniforms, they lost something.

    Aside from one fluke year in 2017, they've sucked.

  39. I was a teenager and no joke, it was the saddest day of my life to that point. I remember going to my room, skipping dinner and not talking to anyone the rest of the day.

  40. Natrone means is who made me a jags fan . I was 7 and saw him drag a pile 7 yards that had like every defender on him . Been a fan ever since

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