Never count Tom Brady out. There is not a lot of time for the quarterback to throw, and I think the whole secondary knows it. It was a insane injury. On Thursday the QB missed practice altogether only to come back and be a limited participant on Friday.
"On the one hand, we could have won the game". Taking on the Tom Brady and the Patriots in Foxboro is a daunting task.
Jacksonville looked balanced but aggressive on their opening drive.
The Jaguars defense will have to play much better than they did last week in Pittsburgh where the Steelers offense gashed the AFC's top unit for over 500 yards and QB Ben Roethlisberger passed for 469 yards and five touchdowns. It ended after a pair of 3-yard runs by Fournette brought third-and-4, and Bortles had his pass on a rollout to the right batted down by Patriots defensive end Trey Flowers. It was working, too, as the Jaguars jumped out to a 14-3 lead. When you watch them play over the course of the whole season, you can see why.
Down 20-10, Brady and his offense went to work in the fourth quarter to win the game. But if his job is to hold off the Patriots, that's how the Jaguars have a chance in this game.
Gronk came up slow on Church's hit and was walked to the locker room by the Patriots training staff.
The second half should begin momentarily. He didn't appear to be hampered as he zipped passes during warmups.
The Patriots had a huge ending to the half, though. This means Brady will be dropping back less.
The Jaguars didn't wilt on the big stage but couldn't overcome six penalties for 98 yards - including two pass-interference penalties - and were unable to get stops late in the fourth quarter. Jacksonville will not only be battling the players on the field, but also the crowd noise.
The drive would set up a 43-yard Lambo field goal to extend the Jag's lead to 20-10.
The team said he had a head injury and announced early in the fourth quarter that he would not return. The New England Patriots quarterback received 10 stitches on his hand after he got gashed during Wednesday's practice. Brady this season led the league in passing yards (4,577) while racking up 32 touchdowns and only eight interceptions. "Without them, we're not standing here getting ready to go to Minneapolis playing in the Super Bowl".
"We are going to go out and there do everything possible to stay alive and earn the right to be in the Super Bowl", Campbell said. The momentum in Gillette Stadium had noticeably shifted. He had more yards rushing (88) than passing (87) in the 10-3 wild-card victory over the Buffalo Bills, but he threw a fourth-down touchdown pass.
It would be up to Bortles to make history and knock off the Goat.
That wiped out a first down, and Bortles was sacked by Adam Butler on the next play to force a punt.
The Patriots would take possession of the football with 1:47 left on the clock. On the next play, Fournette scored on a four-yard touchdown. Bortles was 23 of 36 for 293 and one touchdown.