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Dwayne Carswell has caught more than a dozen touchdown passes in 12 seasons.
None of them was this special.
Carswell, a Pro Bowl tight end in 2001 who switched to offensive tackle this season, caught two TD passes in his home town, and Denver won in Jacksonville, Fla.
"I'm hardly the secret weapon," Carswell said. "You have certain plays you're expected to make, and those were plays I was able to make."
Mike Anderson and Tatum Bell combined for 175 yards rushing, and Denver's defense harassed Byron Leftwich and Fred Taylor all afternoon.
Leftwich was sacked twice, knocked down even more and committed three turnovers, a fumble and two interceptions. He was 20 of 34 for 240 yards. Taylor ran eight times for 14 yards, part of a franchise-low 12 yards rushing for the Jaguars (2-2).
"It was just an ugly day," Jags right tackle Maurice Williams said. "It looked like a franchise-low everything."
The Jaguars finished with four turnovers and 15 penalties for 119 yards, including six false starts -- at home. "We didn't quite grasp the mental part of the game," Taylor said.
The Broncos (3-1) won their third straight, coming off a Monday night victory against Kansas City, and improved to 3-10 in Florida. They had been 0-2 in Jacksonville.
Denver: Carswell 2 pass from Plummer (Elam kick), 6:48.
Denver: Carswell 1 pass from Plummer (Elam kick), :43.
Jacksonville: J.Smith 45 pass from Leftwich (Scobee kick), 8:52.
Denver: FG Elam 33, 8:48.
Denver: FG Elam 42, 2:42.
BroncosJaguarsFirst Downs 2413Total Net Yards 306241Rushes-Yards 44-18811-12Passing 118229Punt Returns 2-313-24Kickoff Returns 1-223-87Interceptions Ret. 2-530-0Comp-Att-Int 19-26-020-34-2Sacked-Yards Lost 3-182-11Punts 4-48.56-41.8Fumbles-Lost 0-03-2Penalties-Yards 5-3015-119Time Of Possession 38:0521:55 RUSHING
Denver: Mike Anderson 23-115, Bell 15-60, Adams 1-13, Dayne 2-3, Plummer 3-(minus 3).
Jacksonville: Taylor 8-14, Leftwich 1-3, G.Jones 1-2, M.Jones 1-(minus 7).
Denver: Plummer 19-26-0-136.
Jacksonville: Leftwich 20-34-2-240.
Denver: Smith 4-33, Mike Anderson 3-27, S.Alexander 3-27, Putzier 2-15, Carswell 2-3, Lelie 1-13, Adams 1-9, Bell 1-6, Sapp 1-5, Johnson 1-(minus 2).
Jacksonville: J.Smith 5-109, Pearman 4-42, M.Jones 3-27, R.Williams 3-22, Wilford 2-17, Taylor 1-13, Wrightster 1-6, G.Jones 1-4.
MISSED FIELD GOALS
Denver: Elam 41 (WL), 46 (BL).