AFC Title Game: Jacksonville Jaguars at New England Patriots
Jan 17 2018 by Kristina Bennett
The Jaguars have one of the NFL's best defenses, but the Patriots had the second-highest-scoring offense in the league during the regular season thanks in large part to continued excellence from quarterback Tom Brady.
"So the first go around, the other two AFC Championship games that we had, I didn't experience what I get to experience now".
So three QBs who were afterthoughts in Week 1 will battle it out on Sunday, and at least one of them will start in the Super Bowl.
But they didn't dispute his right to talk, which he's backed up.
Yet, they're here in conference championship week because they play for good teams with great defenses.
Location: Foxboro Stadium, Foxborough, Mass. Here are three keys to a Jaguars victory. Fighting out of Foxborough, Massachusetts: the New England Patriots. The Jaguars were 5 of 14 on third-down conversions; the Patriots 2 of 13. The Jaguars had the second-ranked defense in the league this season (behind only Minnesota's).
Leading 14-7, the Patriots stretched their lead to 14 just before halftime thanks to a trio of careless penalties on the Titans. Defensively, Jacksonville is allowing 16.8 points and 286.1 yards per game. The Patriots beat the Chargers the following week to advance to the SuperBowl.
Playoff round:AFC Wild Card game. This season, the Jacksonville Jaguars carry a 12-6 overall record. Coughlin is now director of football operations for the Jaguars, still standing after playoff wins over Buffalo and Pittsburgh.
"For the Saturday games, the 17.4 rating coming from Falcons-Eagles was down from last year's 18.3 from the Seahawks-Falcons contest; that's the lowest since Ravens-Titans in that same spot drew a 17.0 in early 2009". I see it when he comes home; he interacts with everyone at games, and he is still the fine young man he was growing up. Two touchdown passes against Bouye required flawless throws and incredible catches by Antonio Brown, who is the best in the business.
Shocking? Not to the Jaguars players and fans. The Patriots had four fumbles but didn't lose any. TomBrady, Blake Bortles, Nick Foles and Case Keenum are the four quarterbacks left standing. The Patriots had six sacks, 4.5 by outside linebacker Willie McGinest.
TomBrady and the big game-tested Patriots (14-3) square off against the sack-happy Jacksonville Jaguars (12-6) next Sunday in the AFC championship game in Foxborough, Massachusetts - with the victor headed to the SuperBowl.
The defending SuperBowl champion Patriots surprised nobody. Conversely, much like Pittsburgh, NewEngland is showing consistency in a balanced offensive attack, which should counterbalance Jacksonville's strong pass rush. Jaguars quarterback David Garrard passed for 278 yards and two touchdowns.
First, the Patriots tuned out a week full of off-field drama. James White stepped in for a rushing and a passing touchdown. The first game was a 10-3 win over the Bills, and the second game was a 45-42 win over the Steelers.