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Broncos, Jaguars trade barbs in Twitter spat

10/07/2013 1:53 PM ET
By Lou DiPietro
The Denver Broncos’ last-second 51-48 win over the Dallas Cowboys was perhaps the most exciting football news on Sunday evening…but what happened on Twitter Monday morning between the Broncos and their next opponents might be even more interesting going forward.

Early Monday morning, the following came from the official Broncos account:

Sure, it was one of many statistical facts the Broncos Tweeted – a group that included the bizarre nugget that quarterback Peyton Manning is the only player in the NFL who has negative total rushing yards and owns a rushing touchdown this year – but the Jacksonville social media brass didn’t take too kindly:

Attempting to not add insult to injury, the Broncos responded:

The two teams will play each other Sunday afternoon in Denver, and statistically, it does look like a mismatch, as the Broncos are averaging 46 points per game so far while the Jaguars (who average 10.2) are allowing 32.6 per contest.

And, while this Twitter war could be just the first of several pieces of bulletin board fodder this week, the oddsmakers may already have played the ultimate trump card: when the initial betting lines were released by Las Vegas oddsmakers Monday morning, the Broncos were a 28-point favorite – a spread that, if it sticks, would be the highest in the Super Bowl era and would tie the all-time NFL record.

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