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If the New England Patriots need to accomplish anything before the postseason, it probably should be avoiding sluggish starts.
The AFC East champions had to rally from a double-digit deficit for the second consecutive week, recovering from an early hole and then holding off the woeful Jacksonville Jaguars 23-16 on Sunday.
Tom Brady threw two interceptions in the first quarter but bounced back with two touchdown passes to lead the come-from-behind victory.
''We came out flat and I think it showed out there,'' Patriots receiver Wes Welker said. ''We've got to do a better job of starting fast and doing what we do to take control of the game.''
A week after falling behind 31-3 against San Francisco and tying the game before losing 41-34, the Patriots (11-4) found themselves down 10-0 in Jacksonville.
But the Jaguars faded in the third quarter for the fourth consecutive week, lost for the 11th time in the last 12 games and set a franchise record f...
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Patriots fans frustrated with their team after a lackluster, sloppy win over the Jacksonville Jaguars yesterday might want to chew into their team. While that might not be possible, they can rest easy as Patriots quarterback Tom Brady took care of things for them.NFL.com:The New England Patriots beat the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, but quarterback Tom Brady wasn't in the...
Tom Brady erased an early Jacksonville lead, to pull off another crucial comeback as he extended his streaks of TDs to 47 games in a row, tying Johnny Unitas
I want to see the fire from Brady regardless of the opponentEach week there is a new gameplan, a new formula for victory. Each week certain aspects of the game just loom larger than the rest. The idea is not to divine the course of the contest, but to highlight the match-ups and intangibles that I'll have my eye on during the broadcast. 1. A Pissed-Off Brady - I have always thought...
The Patriots at least had an excuse for last week’s letdown. This week, though? There’s really no good reason for their performance.
Tom Brady approached the postgame podium with a piercing look of anger and frustration strewn across his face, as if to let everyone know the displeasure he felt. He was short in his responses and didn’t last more than a few minutes before closing...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Tom Brady overcame two interceptions to rally the New England Patriots to a 23-16 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday at EverBank Field. The game was in doubt until the Patriots staved off the Jaguars on two possessions in New England territory in the last four minutes. Both ended on interceptions by safety Patrick Chung. The Jags had a first...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Coming off consecutive prime-time games at home and facing one of the NFL's worst teams on the road, the New England Patriots were poised for a letdown.
They surely didn't expect a near meltdown.
Tom Brady overcame a rough start by throwing two touchdown passes, and the Patriots held on to beat the woeful Jacksonville Jaguars 23-16 on Sunday....
Tom Brady led a comeback win over the Jaguars while the Miami Dolphins, fueled by what were very slim (now non-existent) playoff hopes, gave the Bills and Jets a lesson in fighting to the end. Meanwhile, Ebenezer Ryan ruined Tiny Tim Tebow's Christmas.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Tom Brady overcame two interceptions and three sacks and safety Patrick Chung picked off Chad Henne twice in the final minutes to preserve New England's 23-16 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday at EverBank Field. The game was in doubt until the Patriots held off the Jaguars on two possessions in New England territory in the last four minutes...
The Patriots pulled out maybe their ugliest win of the season on Sunday, but style points weren’t a concern as they managed to keep pace for a first-round bye in the AFC playoff picture.
Tom Brady led the Patriots to a gut-wrenching 23-16 win in Jacksonville on Sunday afternoon, maintaining their place as the No. 3 team in the AFC. While taking care of their own business against...
In the game between the New England Patriots and the Jacksonville Jaguars, paratroopers flew in from Macdill Air Force Base in Tampa. The game was unexpectedly close as the Jags held off the rushing and passing attack of Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. Wes Welker came up big with 88 yards and a touchdown.
Not one to put into the style points section.
The Patriots started sluggish, and were sloppy for much of yesterday, but managed to get enough defensive stops to hold off the Jacksonville Jaguars 23-16 and improve to 11-4 on the season.
The offensive line had problems protecting Tom Brady, who threw two interceptions, the secondary was depleted (when Pat Chung is back out there taking...
Another game, another team whining about the Patriots beating them. I was taking a break due to the holiday but figured I had to come and post this ridiculous news.Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey wasn't happy with with the patriots defense in a late goal line play.Nesn:Mularkey claims the Patriots were shifting and illegally calling out cadences, which forced Potter to move. “That...
Final, Patriots 23-16: The Patriots didn’t make it look good, and they sure as heck didn’t make it very comfortably, but a win is a win.
Tom Brady and the offense struggled to find a rhythm for much of the first half, but the Patriots still put up 23 points on the afternoon. The defense also held the Jaguars to just three points over the final 43 minutes of the game, even if...
Last week’s Patriots’ game with the San Francisco 49ers featured many twists and turns. The Pats found themselves down 31-3 at the beginning of the third quarter. They rallied late, but eventually fell short 41-34 and lost control of their own destiny for a first round bye. The only way that could happen now is with two wins and a Denver Broncos’ loss to either the Browns or...