LONDON — Latavius Murray scored from a two-yard touchdown in the second quarter of the fourth quarter to help the Denver Broncos record their fourth straight after defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars 21-17 at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.
Russell Wilson took the lead twice in the second half after returning from a hamstring injury. Wilson was 18 at 30 over 252 yards with touchdowns and interceptions.
The cornered quarterback looked rusty early on, but with 3:54 left, he was linked with KJ Hamler in a 47 yard finish after the Broncos trailed 17-14 on Travis Etienne’s 1-yard touchdown run. Wilson scrambled 10 yards from 3 and 5 to reach Jacksonville 28.
The late score gave Murray a touchdown for two other teams in London this month. He ran for New Orleans to score at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium earlier this month.
The Broncos (3-5) cleared the 10-point gap with Jerry Judy’s 6-yard touchdown reception in the early half and Melvin Gordon’s 1-yard run, completing a 98-yard scoring drive early in the second half.
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The Jaguar (2-6) lost five games in a row despite Etienne’s Career Day with a touchdown after throwing the ball 24 times from 156 yards.
Etienne scored from a one-yard plunge, giving Jacksonville a 17-14 lead at 3:54.
With 1:43 left on Murray’s touchdown, Jaguar quarterback Trevor Lawrence threw an intercept at Jacksonville 35 at K’Waun Williams.
Lawrence scored the opening goal in the first minute and intercepted an expensive red zone. Lawrence had 31, 18, over 133 yards, including touchdowns and two interceptions.
In Denver’s first possession after the break, Wilson made three connections with rookie tight end Greg Dulcich, including leading 38 yards to one. Then Gordon scored, giving the Broncos a 14-10 lead.
Wilson missed last week’s game due to a tense hamstring and showed a rusty appearance early, throwing an interception on the second pass.
The Broncos didn’t get their first down until the middle of the second quarter.
Broncos collected 10 penalty kicks over 71 yards in the first half, giving Jags an additional attacking opportunity. Justin Simmons was ridiculed after tackling JaMycal Hasty, but later intercepted Lawrence’s touchback on the drive. Broncos finished with 12 penalties over 81 yards.
Jaguar return specialist Jamal Agnew has been out for two weeks with a knee injury. Jags Safety Rayshawn Jenkins collapsed after tackling Jerry Jeudy in the second quarter. Bronco Center Lloyd Cushenberry III (hip) was knocked out on Denver’s last drive in the first half. Graham Glasgow was his replacement.
to the next
Bronco: Goodbye Weekly, and November 13th in Tennessee.
Jaguar: Host the Las Vegas Raiders next Sunday. They are in Kansas City next week of Farewell.
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