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New England Patriots
We should have seen the Patriots’ close Week 16 victory coming from a mile away. Despite the Jaguars’ 2-12 record coming into the matchup, the Patriots were lucky to walk away from Jacksonville with an 11th victory in the win column.
On Sunday, the Patriots faced an uphill battle as soon as Alfonzo Dennard, Aqib Talib and Brandon Spikes didn’t start the game for the team. Dennard and Talib’s injuries forced Devin McCourty back to cornerback, Kyle Arrington from the slot to the outside and a combination of Patrick Chung and Tavon Wilson to safety. Needless to say, it looked a whole lot like the secondary that struggled so much to open the season. Brandon Spikes‘ injury forced similar movement throughout the defense.
In fact, to start the game, only four players were in their normal starting positions. Spikes had pushed Dont’a Hightower from strong-side linebacker to the middle, Rob Ninkovich from left defensive end to strong-side linebacker and Trevor Scott from the bench to defensiv...
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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...
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Who remembers the last week of the 2009 season? In a matchup against the Texans in Houston, Wes Welker tore his MCL and ACL on a non-contact play, missing the playoffs that season.
That’s the kind of injury the Patriots will have to consider going into a Week 17 game against the Dolphins. Though New England is assured of a playoff spot, they could still earn a Round 1 bye or a...
“Against the Jaguars, the Patriots allowed three sacks, seven hurries, and nine hits. Entering...
Inside the matchup: Patriots at Jaguars - Extra Points - Boston.com:
Injuries have hurt 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
Patriots Look to Improve Playoff Standing
This Sunday is the final week of the NFL regular season and the Patriots (11-4/5-0) host their long-time rival the Miami Dolphins (7-8/2-3) at Gillette Stadium. It is an important game for New England so don’t expect head coach Bill Belichick to be resting or protecting any players by sitting them unless the game is out of control...
There is a long-standing tradition of playing poor football in Jacksonville. This season the Jaguars have lived up to said tradition, posting a 2 – 12 record prior to their bout with the New England Patriots on Sunday. The Patriots have a tradition of being poor guests, posting a record of 58 – 26 on [...]
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....
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. -- 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...
Here are the highlights from the New England Patriots uninspiring 23-16 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, FL on Sunday afternoon.
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BY DAN BEGNOCHEAfter being brought back down to Earth last week at the hands of the San Fransisco 49ers, the New England Patriots (10-4) head into Jacksonville this weekend, where a win has been been pretty easy to come by.The two-win Jaguars have struggled against the division as well as on the scoreboard, and they will now face a Patriots offense that's put up more than 500...
The Patriots have battled many injuries to key players this season. Big names like Logan Mankins, Aaron Hernandez, Chandler Jones, Rob Gronkowski and others have missed games. In some ways the injuries have been the story of the season. It's a tale that won't change this Sunday against the Jaguars where the Patriots will have to do without two of their key defensive players...