Strength vs. strength: Patriots offense and Jaguars defense

Annette Crawford
January 19, 2018

Sunday's action will be featuring an AFC Championship contest between the heavily favored New England Patriots taking on a defensively stout Jacksonville Jaguars squad. He played in the Super Bowl, and though he and the Patriots lost, he did withstand five sacks and several hard hits while also engineering what would have been the game-winning drive if not for a miracle helmet catch.

The 26-year-old described the mood surrounding their support base as at an "all-time high" and admitted he was already dreaming of Super Bowl triumph next month. He lost in Week 1, getting beaten up in Miami, but he started all 16 games, throwing 33 touchdowns and nine interceptions. McCourty's press conference opened with questions about Brady. X-rays were taken and revealed no structural damage, according to the Herald.

One play Fowler - as well as the rest of the Jaguars' defensive line - should pay attention to while watching was made by Jackson during the second quarter. Granted, Case Keenum was a backup at the start of the season for the Vikings but he's been starting for Minnesota virtually all year.

The hit left Brady's shoulder pad hanging out of his jersey and grass covering different parts of his uniform. Perhaps in an effort to keep him healthy for when it really matters, New England relied a little less on its big tight end during the regular season.

The Vikings, meanwhile, are fresh off a divisional round game against the Saints in which Drew Brees went off for nearly 300 yards and three touchdowns. Brady has staunchly played through injuries throughout his 18-year career - broken fingers, cracked ribs, sore ankles, stress fractures - without letting a complaint sideline him. They came back negative.


Want the blueprint to beat the Patriots? Let us know below. More than 50 reporters swarmed his locker as he walked through the locker room, and after stepping into the training room, Hoyer returned to find the assembled group.

It's been 10 years since the Jacksonville Jaguars made it to the National Football League playoffs.

Sturdy interior linemen? Jackson and nose tackles Marcell Dareus and Abry Jones qualify. It wasn't a huge surprise, then, when he went undrafted in 2016, to be scooped up as a free agent by the Oakland Raiders, where he waffled between the active roster and the practice team.

"I prepare every week like I'm going to play", he said. "So, we heard it, but we're not too focused on it because we have to focus on doing our job for the game".

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