3 best prop bets for Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Denver Broncos in Week 8

Wembley Stadium will be the venue hosting the 2022 NFL London Game between the Denver Broncos and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Wembley Stadium will be the venue hosting the 2022 NFL London Game between the Denver Broncos and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

The Jacksonville Jaguars are entering a critical juncture in the 2022 season. After beating the Indianapolis Colts and the Los Angeles Chargers in consecutive weeks, they’ve dropped four straight games. Although all the losses have been close and they’ve shown progress along the way, fans are rightfully exhausted. Promises about a bright future won’t longer cut it Jacksonville.

Is it fair for head coach Doug Pederson, who has been on the job for less than a year? How about Trevor Lawrence, who’s facing plenty of scrutiny in just his second NFL season? Neither one is responsible for their predecessors’ past failures but they both need to show they can turn things around sooner rather than later.

On the bright side, Jacksonville will be able to take a step in the right direction when they face off against the Denver Broncos in Week 8. Both clubs will play in London as a part of the NFL International series and even though it won’t be a home game for the Jags, it will count as such, which is one of the reasons why they’re favored to win. With this in mind, here are three prop bets you might be interested in, via FanDuel.

3 enticing prop bets for the Jaguars game vs. the Broncos in Week 8

1. Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence: Under 34.5 pass attempts (-114)

Trevor Lawrence has bounced back from a rough two-weeks stretch and has had a couple of solid outings. While the former Clemson Tiger has shown growth over the last two weeks, he still has a long way to go and hasn’t proven the can carry the team on his shoulders yet.

Expect Lawrence to keep making strides against the Broncos’ secondary but the Jags’ will lean heavily on running back Travis Etienne and will ask the quarterback to take on a more game manager-like role in London, which will lead to 34 pass attempts or fewer.

Another thing to keep in mind is that Denver has the top defense against the pass in the league, so the Jags might not feel inclined to rely on Lawrence to win this one.

2. Jaguars RB Travis Etienne: Over 68.5 rushing yards (-114)

After having a small workload to start the 2022 season, it’s running back Travis Etienne’s chance to shine with James Robinson now playing for the New York Jets. There’s no doubt that Robinson will be missed in Jacksonville but Etienne has been productive when given the chance and giving him more playing time is a reasonable thing.

Over the last four games, the former Clemson Tiger has toted the rock 42 times for 303 rushing yards with one touchdown. While he’ll face a stout Broncos’ defensive front, the Jaguars will feed him the ball and he will most likely finish with more than 20 carries and somewhere around 80 yards. Take the over on this one.

3. Jaguars TE Evan Engram: Anytime touchdown scorer (+350)

Under Doug Pederson, the Jaguars spread the ball and there’s not a true No. 1 target. Sure, Christain Kirk leads the team in most receiving categories but you wouldn’t call him a bonafide wide receiver.

Tight end Evan Engram has become an important piece of what the Jaguars do offensively and while his numbers don’t pop off the stat sheet, he gives Trevor Lawrence a reliable target that can also block when needed. With Patrick Surtain II most likely covering Kirk and the Broncos’ pass rush trying to disrupt Lawrence’s rhythm, he will probably look for Engram often, which could lead to a high number of targets.

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