Brady Ready For Patriots 'Biggest Challenge All Year' Against Jaguars
- Author: Joanne Flowers Jan 17, 2018,
Jan 17, 2018, 5:59
Get ready, Philly. The Vikings are sailing into town.
The Jacksonville Jaguars haven't faced the New England Patriots in a game that matters in more than two years. Play-action passes. It's pretty simple, but that's what the Jaguars want to do. "The Miracle Of Minneapolis' is what they called it on the radio broadcast and it is not too wrapped up in the moment to say that Diggs' high-point catch, spin and elusive post-catch run to the end zone will go down in Vikings' history, even if they lose next week against the Eagles or the week after in the Super Bowl". This game was over.
Against the Saints, right tackle Rashod Hill - not a first-string starter - surrendered a sack, a hit and four hurries, while Mike Remmers allowed four total pressures while playing out of position at left guard. Jacksonville raced to a 21-point lead, fended off a Steelers rally and responded every time Pittsburgh (13-4) challenged.
Entering this season, Nebraska players had made 75 Super Bowl appearances since Super Bowl II. The bad news is that the apples-to-apples comparison - the late-afternoon Sunday game between the Packers and Cowboys - churned a 28.2.
The defending Super Bowl champions are the strongest team in football. They said, come on. I'm not saying the Jaguars won't be able to compete with the Patriots, I'm just saying if they do it's not because Tom Coughlin is some ancient magical Brady/Belichick beating wizard. They had also handled the Steelers in an October meeting, but their stock dipped when they lost their last two regular-season games. Not only do they have the NFL's best cornerback tandem in A.J. Bouye and Jalen Ramsey, but they also gave up the fifth fewest yards to tight ends in the regular season (40.4 per game).
Both teams put up big offensive numbers during the divisional round, with the Patriots scoring 35 against the Titans and the Jags dropping 45 on Pittsburgh. "We do what works best for us", he said. You have to harass him, get in his face, get him on the ground.
The Patriots know how to do that, and they're masters of tuning out distractions. "It's one of those things that I think he believes in himself after the game he just had, locking down one of the best receivers in the game".
"It was a decision I made during the fourth quarter of the game. We're very blessed to do it".
If the Jacksonville Jaguars win the Super Bowl, one lucky bettor will come away with a huge payout.
What's noteworthy about this number, though, is the disdain the betting public and oddsmakers have for the Eagles and Nick Foles.
"This is not a team where you can have any lapses", he said. But we're here, and we continue to shut people up. Anyone who has followed its advice is up big. After being ousted from the Rams, who moved on with Jared Goff, Keenum arrived in Minnesota as a backup only to start in Week 3 after Sam Bradford went down for the season. "The 2-month-old still needs me, so we have him coming with us", Woolsey said. "I have no words". The Jaguars help opponents to just 17.39 points this season, bettering the Patriots' 18.5 points per game.