Between their mascot getting in twitter fights with Mike Florio, their offense having to use ballboys as scout-team WRs, their fans hosting a Tebow rally at 3:16, and a damn plane flying over their stadium yesterday, the Jaguars have actually had a pretty interesting season for a franchise that seems destined for misery. And the hits keep coming.
As reported by @RJinVegas, bookmakers have a preliminary line on the Jaguars upcoming trip to Denver in Week 6: 28 points.
This is uncharted territory for the NFL, where point spreads rarely exceed 10 points. The previous all-time record was a December 5th, 1976 match-up between the Steelers and the Buccaneers which favored Pittsburgh by 27 points, who covered the spread in a 42-0 curb-stomping. In recent history, the 2007 Patriots were 24.5 point favorites to the Eagles and gave 22.5 points to the Dolphins. They didn’t cover either spread.
As if that wasn’t bad enough already, the Jaguars opened up this morning at 12 point underdogs for this week’s game against the Rams, and with that the Jags have officially entered 2008 Lions territory where you should consider changing your fantasy defense every week to the team that is playing against them.
The Broncos match-up is still two weeks away and a lot can happen between now and then, but I for one would love to see this game flexed into the Sunday Night Football slot for nothing else than to see it called by Al Michaels.