Tom Brady: We did just enough to win

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is going to the Super Bowl for the eighth time in his career after the Patriots came back to beat the Jaguars 24-20 in New England on Sunday afternoon.

The Jaguars led 14-3 in the first half and 20-10 in the fourth quarter, but Brady saved his best play of the afternoon for the final minutes. He was 9-of-14 for 138 yards and two touchdown passes to Danny Amendola, including the game-winner with 2:48 left to play in the game.

That last pass offered no evidence that Brady was feeling pain after getting stitches on his right hand during the week and the quarterback said after the game that he’s dealt with worse over the course of his career.

“I’ve had a lot worse,” Brady said during an on-field interview with Tracy Wolfson of CBS. “I didn’t know that on Wednesday, it was a crazy injury. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday were a little scary and then started gaining some confidence. Today, we did just enough to win.”

Doing just enough to win has been a hallmark of many big Patriots victories during the Brady era, which now includes four playoff wins featuring comebacks from down 10 or more in the fourth quarter. The next chance to add to the list comes on February 4 in Minneapolis.

223 responses to “Tom Brady: We did just enough to win

  1. The refs really werent that bad. All you trolls were talking about because you cant say that NE lost. Those PI calls were all correct. Or is there a new rule that says you are allowed to wrap your hands around a WR’s neck while they are coming back to the ball? Were on the SB! Jags played great btw.

  2. Lol, the whining is intense in here!

    It seems most fans no longer watch football because they love the game – they only watch it now because they need the satisfaction of a Patriots loss.

  3. Congrats to the Jaguars for a thrilling season. You played extremely well. As for the rest of you, you were warned. You were all warned. Come get some.

  4. What’s funny is, no one gives a crap anymore. Most of us are not watching this NE/Refs SB victory.

  5. You know the pathetic claims the officials won the game by the Patriots is getting old. I am still waiting for you jokers to come up with a reason the NFL favours them. The NFL office HATE the Patriots yet you think they love them. You guys are myopic.

    Credit the Jags they played a fantastic game and came up just short a fantastic effort Jags fans be proud of your team today they did what many thought they could not.

  6. It’s not Belichick, it’s not Brady, it’s not game planning or adjustment…..it’s the Ref’s! Yeah, the refs! Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  7. If Philly wins this game there would be no purpose in watching this SuperBowl.

    It would be a waste of time to even playing it. They have no shot at beating the Pats.

  8. If Blake Bortles throws that 4th and 15 pass a little bit further that could’ve made it a little bit more exciting. The Patriots player made a hell of a play on it though.

  9. killbuck0936 says:
    January 19, 2018 at 4:16 pm
    God I hope he plays sunday, jags are going to wreck him and he will have no excuse for the beat down. Bank on it.
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    The are my favorite bandwagon posts. Where’s Uncle Buck now? Probably chasing the neighborhood kids off his lawn and trying to duck his bookie.

  10. The refs didnt call the blatant holding on 3rd down and jags had to punt in the 4th quarter. The next series brady just throws up a ball and gets the PI. Same story every single time.

  11. Well now were down to just one game left for the Pats to lose so ESPN can pat themselves on the back for that Pats dysfunction story hit piece of a couple weeks ago, but as of today youd think 31 other teams would love to have that kind of dysfunction in their looker rooms.

  12. Both teams played exceptionally well. If there’s a benefit to having your team eliminated, it’s that you’re able to sit back and just enjoy good football without the stress, and this game provided that. Brady’s being modest. The Pats did what they do best: Remained calm, focused, and continued executing their game plan despite being behind and losing Gronk. Yes, it helps to have the greatest QB in the game, but he’s the greatest because he works at it. There’s no magic formula here. Do the work and reap the rewards. Congrats on well-deserved success.

    Congrats to the Jags on a great season. Props to Bortles for what may have been his best game yet, and to Marrone and Coughlin for turning this team around. But as an aside, I can’t help noting that Jalen Ramsey was so upset when the Steelers ignored the Jags prior to our game, yet he guaranteed a win against the best team in the business. That wasn’t disrespect? Foolish. Very foolish.

  13. When you’re up twenty to ten…you have to step on the gas not the brakes against New England. Played safe and lost. Didn’t trust their QB enough.

  14. “What’s funny is, no one gives a crap anymore. Most of us are not watching this NE/Refs SB victory.”

    Go right ahead and not watch. The Super Bowl will have its usual worldwide audience of a billion or so people with or without you.

  15. Let me guess, trolls are blaming the refs for calling a penalty on that helmet to helmet hit that knocked Gronk out of the game.

  16. “You know the pathetic claims the officials won the game by the Patriots is getting old. I am still waiting for you jokers to come up with a reason the NFL favours them. The NFL office HATE the Patriots yet you think they love them. You guys are myopic.”

    And the refs hate the nfl front office. They went on strike. Robert kraft pays them extremely well. Plus you think with an ego like brady he would actually take less money than most qbs? Kraft is paying brady off the books. They are a bunch of cheaters. Once a cheater always a cheater.

  17. Hats off to Jacksonville. They played a great game, and owned the line of scrimmage for almost three quarters. But the Patriots make the adjustments and empty the bag, and come out with the win. We’re on to Minnesota.

  18. So what “cheating” theory is Goodell and all the Hatriots going to come up with this year?

    It’s hilarious – almost like clockwork

    They refuse to accept the possibility that maybe Brady is in a Super Bowl every other season because he and Belichick are the GOAT player and coach

  19. My only complaint is when Jack stripped the fumble, he’s wasn’t touched and would have scored.
    In all the hand wringing about the review, the on the field call of fumble doesn’t make sense that they blew it dead with no touch when Jack was down.
    With that said, no Gronk and they won so they are amazing.

  20. The Jags coaches coached this game to lose in the fourth quarter. They started every single drive (except for the last one) with a version of the same run play, and got stopped for minimal gain on every single one of them. So now you’re making your team play with two downs instead of three. Add to that Bortles had been playing well and they refused to let him make some plays. How many times had he made throws against that secondary?

    “In order to win the game you must first not lose it.” Chuck Noll. Perhaps next season the Jags coaches won’t lose it for their players.

  21. Last week Steeler fans complained the Jag’s weren’t called for all the PI and defensive holding they did in the game against them, before that it was the Bills saying the same.
    Now that they got a crew who called them on it – those same fans are complaining that it’s all fixed and shouldn’t be flagged.

    Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up.

  22. The Jagd bet that the refs wouldn’t throw the flags and stop the game while deploying their clutch and grab defense in the defensive backfield. They were right for the most part, but the flagrant calls were hard to ignore. It is what it is. They got caught with their hand in the cookie jar.

  23. Brady doesn’t even try to throw complete passes. He’ll lob a ball five yards off the mark into double coverage and expect the PI. That’s his MO

  24. joetoronto says:
    January 21, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    So I guess the officials made a great play converting that 3rd & 18 play.
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    It was good but my game ball goes to the ref that caught that toe tap TD. THAT zebra had it going on

  25. Only beating the Jags by four points in the AFC Championship game is the Patriots’ version of a rebuilding year.

  26. If you are going to whine about the refs after that game, then there is officially no way to please you. There were several passes to cooks where he had one arm held down and there was no flag. The Lewis fumble was questionable. Etc. it was a good game. It was officiated evenly. Stop crying and go watch the World Series of poker

  27. Enough to win with help from the refs again. The Jags were robbed of a clinching TD on that Myles Garret fumble recovery. I just don’t understand why refs don’t let the play continue….isn’t that what replay is for. Why blow the whistle? Getting real tired of this.

  28. vikinghooper says:
    January 21, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    My only complaint is when Jack stripped the fumble, he’s wasn’t touched and would have scored.
    In all the hand wringing about the review, the on the field call of fumble doesn’t make sense that they blew it dead with no touch when Jack was down.
    With that said, no Gronk and they won so they are amazing.
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    Jack was in contact with Lewis on the ground

  29. On Tuesday the NFL posted on Facebook a contest offering the chance for participants to win tickets to Super Bowl LII.

    But what caught the eyes of every Eagles and Jaguars fan was not only the graphic, featuring Patriots QB Tom Brady and Vikings QB Case Keenum, but the fact that the copy clearly said:

    When you donate to United Way, you could score 2 club-level seats to watch the PATRIOTS vs. the VIKINGS battle it out for the coveted Super Bowl title!

    Fix was in last week. I can’t post the link to the article because I get moderated, but there’s plenty there for anyone to Google from.

  30. If the Refs were bias, they would have overturned that fumble. That one was pretty 50/50. They could have made the case that he regained control.

    The PI calls that were called, were pretty obvious.

  31. vikinghooper says:
    January 21, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    My only complaint is when Jack stripped the fumble, he’s wasn’t touched and would have scored.
    In all the hand wringing about the review, the on the field call of fumble doesn’t make sense that they blew it dead with no touch when Jack was down.
    With that said, no Gronk and they won so they are amazing.

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    This is the only complaint that I can think of that has some legitimacy.

    Simply bringing up the 6/98 vs 1/10 penalties/yards numbers accomplishes nothing and means nothing.

  32. gauchosporlife says:
    January 21, 2018 at 6:42 pm
    Enough to win with help from the refs again. The Jags were robbed of a clinching TD on that Myles Garret fumble recovery. I just don’t understand why refs don’t let the play continue….isn’t that what replay is for. Why blow the whistle? Getting real tired of this.

    Hard to take you seriously when you don’t even know who made the play… or what friggin’ team was playing. Myles Garret??!! REALLY???

  33. horseheadinyourbed says:
    January 21, 2018 at 6:44 pm
    Where can I buy signed pictures of Nantz and Romo in their Patriots cheerleader uniforms?

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    Didn’t see that at all. Heard Romo continually praising the Jags, as he should have.

    Go Pats!!!!!

  34. There is as much resentment as I’d expect from Patriot Haters. They’ve seen the end of the Patriots Dynasty so close so many times, they could taste it. And then it gets ripped away by another Brady comeback. That has to be hard.

    Well worry not, the end is closer than the beginning, just not today. But when it does all end, you’ll be left with calculating the staggering in almost incomprehensible numbers of what was accomplished in this last two decades and wonder why your sorry assed team can’t make the playoffs in just consecutive years.

    Go Patriots!

  35. The NFL, like the media, don’t even try to hide their bias any more. May as well just call it Sunday Afternoon Raw.

  36. In the second half, Belichick said let’s put this game on Bortles to win. No more easy throws, sell out to stop the run, leave it to Bortles to move DBs with his eyes, make correct reads, and make accurate throws to win it. Surprise surprise, Bortles could not do it. Once again, no matter how great your defense is, to win it all you need a competent QB to win it all.

  37. True Story. At the beginning of the year, the NFL shows film clips of what is and isn’t a penalty and all the refs need to watch it. They show several clips, the first features a player committing a penalty such as holding, pass interference, etc. The second features a clip showing what is not a penalty. At one point during this years session, one of the line judges asked what was the difference between what the player in the first clip did wrong and what happened in the 2nd clip.

    Al Riveron’s reply was, “the 2nd player is a Patriot and the 1st one is not, do you understand my meaning?” 😉

    So just to be clear, the line on the game was Jax 6 Penalties for 98 yrds, New England 1 for 10. Jax also had one that would have been a hold for another 10 that was declined. I had predicted 10 to 4 so the advantage to NE was pretty close.

    FYI. I didn’t watch the game, just some highlight clips on line and note the following. During the first half sequence that lead to NE first score the refs called 4 penalties in a row against JAX two on Offense, two on D. NE was floundering up until that point. This is remarkably similar pattern to what occurred in the NE-Steelers match-up where NE had 1 penalty to the Steelers 6 and two key penalties, one on offense and one on D occurred at a key time in the game when the Steelers where driving for a potential 2 TD lead.

    Additionally, the refs seemed to choke on their whistles on two key NE plays. On a fade to Ammendola (I think) a NE receiver clearly picks the player covering him, freeing him to chase the pass Brady floats. “But it was within 5 yards” I’m guessing I’ll her NE fans protest, yea well so was Decker’s play last week that was ruled offensive PI.

    The second call was worse. On the TD, a NE lineman, the center I believe, tackles a Jax player shooting the gap. Literally grabs him and throws him down and jumps on top of him.

  38. I almost lost faith. Incredible game.

    Jaguars, I salute you. An amazing season, especially for a team that’s so young and will likely only get better.

  39. Sorry but Jack and Lewis couldn’t have been closer if they were spooning when Jack recovered the fumble.

  40. What an amazing tease to Patriots haters. Then again, you thought you had us the last two Super Bowls too. This doesn’t get old. I think we love seeing you haters miserable almost as much as we like winning. Seriously, you are making it better for us because of how pathetic you are.

  41. harrisonhits2 says:
    January 21, 2018 at 6:36 pm
    “What’s funny is, no one gives a crap anymore. Most of us are not watching this NE/Refs SB victory.”

    Go right ahead and not watch. The Super Bowl will have its usual worldwide audience of a billion or so people with or without you.”

    Sure it will. Superbowl LI was the lowest rated since XLIV (2010). Divisional weekend had 23 million fewer viewers. Fans don’t take the league seriously anymore.

  42. There is ZERO chance the Eagles or Vikings beat the refs…..I mean the Patriots in the SB, no need to watch.

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    Whiners gonna whine. The only downside to having a team that consistently wins is you have to put up with whiny bad sports who cry that the refs did it, or you cheated, or anything except the reality that some teams continually pursue excellence and actually manage to achieve it. As someone raised on Alabama football who’s been a Steelers fan nearly 40 years, I’ve been fortunate to love two teams that have had great success. And the fly in the ointment is spoiled brats who can’t man up and just say “congrats” rather than sticking their thumbs in their mouths and screaming that life’s not fair.

  43. “If i was a visiting team i would definitely bring in an expert to sweep the locker room for recording devices.”

    It was done by multiple teams in the past, including the Colts bringing in a former FBI agent or someone like that. No one ever found anything because there’s nothing to e found.

    Furthermore, the fact that you think the Pats listened into Jacksonville’s game plan and responded by letting the Jags get up and almost win the game is hilarious. You show the problem solving ability about equal to a mentally deficient chipmunk.

    Lolz

  44. Here’s the rule on that last one, see iii:

    An offensive blocker cannot:

    use his hands or arms to materially restrict an opponent or alter the defender’s path or angle of pursuit. Material restrictions include but are not limited to:
    (i) grabbing or tackling an opponent;
    (ii) hooking, jerking, twisting, or turning him; or
    (iii) pulling him to the ground.

  45. hobiecat1 says:
    January 21, 2018 at 6:36 pm
    When you’re up twenty to ten…you have to step on the gas not the brakes against New England. Played safe and lost. Didn’t trust their QB enough.

    Close but the reality is that they had to hit turbo for too long to get to 20-10 and had to drop out of warp or explode. They needed to be near perfect to win and they could only do so at top speed. You eventually get tired. It’s been a pattern with NE for a while now.

  46. 3rd and 10, power-I formation, and you give up a 20 yard run untouched.

    It’s seriously painful watching these teams of professionals botch every key situational moment in the most inexcusable ways imaginable.

    Vikings driving late, 3 point game, literally the only thing you have to do is NOT LET A WR GET BEHIND YOUR DEFENSE. What happens? He runs right past the corner, and the safety there for over-the-top containment panics and dives to the ground. Or a chance to get the ball back and drive your way to the Super Bowl, all you have to is NOT GIVE UP A STRAIGHT AHEAD 20 YARD UNTOUCHED RUN.

    Man, it literally makes me not want to watch anymore. These epic failures and inexcusable collapses are almost just so expected and predictable now. What ever happened to situational awareness? Seriously?

    Oh that’s right…..the NFLPA was more worried about negotiating fewer practices than keeping absolute judge-jury-executioner powers out of the hand of a commissioner.

    What a joke.

  47. The NFL wanted new england in the superbowl as the ratings are under pressure….so they made it happen.

    Philly vs Vikings is not so clear. On the one hand a team playing in their own stadium is a great story. On the other hand Philly vs NE would be a superbowl rematch.

    The accidental facebook leak by the NFL last week shows they wanted NE vs MIN.

  48. danishram says:
    January 21, 2018 at 7:05 pm
    Another pats Bowl- unwatchable. Memo to The NFC contender: go for The knees all Night

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    Translation: 😥 😥 😥

  49. srector1224 says:
    January 21, 2018 at 6:31 pm
    No one outside of the greater New England area wants to see the Refs…i mean Pats in the Super Bowl again
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    Then talk those girls you root for to beating the Pats and keeping them from making it !! Do you realize due to all the playoff games the last 7 years, the Pats have played almost a full season of games than most other teams have played !!

  50. An idiot actually is on this thread complaining about the calls despite admitting he didn’t watch the game. Sir, you get the Patriots Hater of the Day award.

    The only call that anyone has specifically questioned, the PI after the hit that concussed Gronk, was called “definitely a penalty” by Tony Romo.

  51. helmetcatch says:
    January 21, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    harrisonhits2 says:
    January 21, 2018 at 6:36 pm
    “What’s funny is, no one gives a crap anymore. Most of us are not watching this NE/Refs SB victory.”

    Go right ahead and not watch. The Super Bowl will have its usual worldwide audience of a billion or so people with or without you.”

    Sure it will. Superbowl LI was the lowest rated since XLIV (2010). Divisional weekend had 23 million fewer viewers. Fans don’t take the league seriously anymore.

    Bandwagon fans of teams that aren’t good right now don’t take the league seriously. Fans of great teams and great games will always be around. Some of us were fans of team, Like NE since the late 60’s so we didn’t have much to cheer about.

    Remember, only 2 teams are in the SB, all the others’ teams are also watching yet they still get a few folks to tune in.

  52. The refs were in on the fix, although I think the game was pretty much called right. But the Jack play they blew the whistle on was not right, and home field shouldn’t include the refs. With the Pats they always do. In 40 years of watching football I have never seen such on the field bias towards a team. Good news is they have to face the NFC, which is the better conference, and I am banking on Brady getting broken and frustrated, because he can’t handle when things don’t go his way.

  53. Brady throwback play that ended in a fumble–
    That was total BS fir such a quick whistle!!!! That just stole a defensive TD from the jags!!!

    Jack wasn’t down!!!!

    Totally cost the game

  54. I love reading salty hater comments and accusations. Makes winning so much sweeter.

    Not our fault all your favorite teams are inferior.

  55. “Lemmy Aksyadis says:
    January 21, 2018 at 7:11 pm
    helmetcatch says:
    January 21, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    harrisonhits2 says:
    January 21, 2018 at 6:36 pm
    “What’s funny is, no one gives a crap anymore. Most of us are not watching this NE/Refs SB victory.”

    Go right ahead and not watch. The Super Bowl will have its usual worldwide audience of a billion or so people with or without you.”

    Sure it will. Superbowl LI was the lowest rated since XLIV (2010). Divisional weekend had 23 million fewer viewers. Fans don’t take the league seriously anymore.

    Bandwagon fans of teams that aren’t good right now don’t take the league seriously. Fans of great teams and great games will always be around. Some of us were fans of team, Like NE since the late 60’s so we didn’t have much to cheer about.

    Remember, only 2 teams are in the SB, all the others’ teams are also watching yet they still get a few folks to tune in.”

    That’s the case EVERY year. Nevertheless, the superbowls and the playoffs are losing viewers every year. 23 MILLION viewers lost over divisional weekend. That is catastrophic.

  56. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    January 21, 2018 at 6:55 pm
    Once again, no matter how great your defense is, to win it all you need a competent QB to win it all.
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    Coming from one of chip’s ‘system’ id’s that’s particularly amusing.

  57. They hit Gronk in the head and shoved Cooks out of bounds before the ball arrived, and you think the refs are supposed to eat their flags on that?

  58. So many comments about the refs calls and non calls all going in Brady’s favor. Holding on that 3rd and 18 non call was so obvious and it was the game changer.

  59. reddzen says:
    January 21, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    … and I am banking on Brady getting broken and frustrated, because he can’t handle when things don’t go his way.
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    And I am banking you won’t make bank. And you don’t know squat about Tom Brady, when things aren’t going his way he just keeps getting back up. Or didn’t you watch the Super Bowls against the Giants or the AFCCG in Denver?

  60. OK, Brady’s hand has ample time to heal before the Super Bowl. Onto Gronk’s concussion – will he play???

  61. And Drama Queen Brady does it again, mangled beyond repair right hand blood gusher and all. I cant wait for the SB. My prediction, Brady gets in a fender bender. Suffers amnesia and goes temporarily blind. But he plays the second half, leads the Pats to a win, and is the MVP. Sign. Ive seen it all before.

  62. Can’t say he’s the GOAT because he played in a different era. Players can’t hit the quarterback, can’t touch wide receivers, can’t hit players…like the Gronk hit by Church, if that was called on the Steelers of the 70’s they would’ve never won. Montana is still the greatest since he played in the era when football was still football. And he was undefeated in Super Bowls.

  63. Sean Cupolo says:
    January 21, 2018 at 6:56 pm
    True Story. At the beginning of the year, the NFL shows film clips of what is and isn’t a penalty and all the refs need to watch it. They show several clips, the first features a player committing a penalty such as holding, pass interference, etc. The second features a clip showing what is not a penalty. At one point during this years session, one of the line judges asked what was the difference between what the player in the first clip did wrong and what happened in the 2nd clip.

    Al Riveron’s reply was, “the 2nd player is a Patriot and the 1st one is not, do you understand my meaning?” 😉

    So just to be clear, the line on the game was Jax 6 Penalties for 98 yrds, New England 1 for 10. Jax also had one that would have been a hold for another 10 that was declined. I had predicted 10 to 4 so the advantage to NE was pretty close.

    FYI. I didn’t watch the game, just some highlight clips on line and note the following. During the first half sequence that lead to NE first score the refs called 4 penalties in a row against JAX two on Offense, two on D. NE was floundering up until that point. This is remarkably similar pattern to what occurred in the NE-Steelers match-up where NE had 1 penalty to the Steelers 6 and two key penalties, one on offense and one on D occurred at a key time in the game when the Steelers where driving for a potential 2 TD lead.

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    Dude,
    You didn’t watch the game “but saw some highlights on the internet”? Seriously???? Watch the game and then comment. Real fans will then may take you serious.

  64. I can’t tell you how much I enjoy these comment sections.

    Now that the spygate nonsense has been debunked, and the deflate gate BS, haters have had to find a new explanation. Sure, it must be the refs!

    This is the difference:

    Fornette averaged 3 yards a carry vs NE, and 4.5 vs Pitt last week
    Bortles averaged -1 yards per carry vs NE, and 7 yards a carry vs Pitt

    The NE defense stuffed the run and forced Bortles to beat them and he couldn’t

  65. reddzen says:
    January 21, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    Good news is they have to face the NFC, which is the better conference, and I am banking on Brady getting broken and frustrated, because he can’t handle when things don’t go his way.
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    Have you watched any football the last 20 years?

    Did you catch the SB vs the Seahawks?

    Or last year vs the Falcons?

  66. Jags had the game in bag, then they stalled and choked. Not sure which. I seriously thought the pats were toast at end of 3rd. Jags were playing lights out.
    Hard to believe, but all jags had to do was get a field a goal or td and being two scores up, Pats would be forced to go for hail marys. Yet, jags stumbled…
    Seems to be the way of world…stumbling against Pats in 4th seems to be a given.

  67. seahawks80 says:
    January 21, 2018 at 6:25 pm
    There is ZERO chance the Eagles or Vikings beat the refs…..I mean the Patriots in the SB, no need to watch

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    good go away……………don’t watch

  68. It’s not only the refs. The length of the field in the direction the Patriots were going was only 90 yards, plus the field was wider. Just so unfair.

  69. Loser logic:
    The league rigs games for the pats.
    Also, the ratings are down due to bad officiating.
    Conclusion: the league rigs games so they can tank their own ratings.

    -I stole this from reddit. Not an original thought but had to post it here.

  70. Y’all who are whining about the Patriots being in the SB again know that deep down we all want them there. The SB would be really boring with two shrub teams playing in it. At least now all you haters can actively root against the Pats. Like it or not there needs to be a team like the Pats in the SB.

  71. philipdebin says:
    January 21, 2018 at 7:37 pm
    Will not watch the Super Bowl this year. Actually happy to have my Sunday’s free again starting now.
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    excelent have a nice summer

  72. I mean come on. Tom is just terrific. I so want to hate him, but I just can’t. Anybody in Pittsburgh see this? This is what you do when your down. You fight back on both offense and defense.

  73. suncawy says:
    January 21, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    Montana is still the greatest since he played in the era when football was still football. And he was undefeated in Super Bowls.
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    Montana was also 1 and done 4 times in the playoffs, and got bounced in the NFC title game multiple times. But you want to give him credit for losing in the playoffs earlier than Brady did? Sorry – that makes no sense unless you just hate Brady.

    The GOAT argument ended last year in the SB, and it’s about to get an exclamation point added this year. The guy has been to 8 SBs in 17 years a starter. No one else has ever come remotely close to that kind of record.

  74. “thetooloftools says:
    January 21, 2018 at 7:55 pm
    I mean come on. Tom is just terrific. I so want to hate him, but I just can’t. Anybody in Pittsburgh see this? This is what you do when your down. You fight back on both offense and defense.”

    Please. Ben threw for 400+ yards and 5 TDs with no help from the REFs, unlike brady.

  75. With the Patriots down 10 in the second half, and obviously dropping back to pass on virtually every down, the team that led the NFL in sacks this year with 55 could not penetrate or even touch the golden boy, even though there offensive line was not stellar all year having allowed 42 sacks themselves. Offensive line rising to the occasion, or referees swallowing their whistle, as nary a holding call in the whole game? For those who taped the game, replay the last 3rd and 9 clinching run and tell me that what number 83 was doing to the Jags linebacker is not called holding on just about any other team.

  76. The GOAT argument ended last year in the SB, and it’s about to get an exclamation point added this year. The guy has been to 8 SBs in 17 years a starter. No one else has ever come remotely close to that kind of record.

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    Otto “10 STRAIGHT Championships” Graham says Tom, who? He also didn’t regularly cheat to get there like Tom “The Deflator” Brady.

  77. Only one penalty the whole game against the Cheats, but the whole world saw the Jags receiver get mauled late in the game on the 3rd down play that would’ve kept the Jags drive alive, but of course the refs made sure on the Cheats next possession that pass interference was called to keep their go ahead drive alive. And of course, they wouldn’t even have have had home field had Al Riveron not gifted them at least two games in the standings. Different week, same garbage.

  78. Patriot Hater. Zip it! 🙂

    You got clowned. The taunting you’re getting tonight is well deserved. 🙂

  79. Brady will get the praise heaped on him although he didn’t particularly play well, but the real star as always was Belichick. Nobody I’ve ever seen makes in game adjustments and decisions like him. How many coaches would have tried for that 4th and 2 in them middle of the 4th quarter instead of pinning them? Games are won and lost on single decisions like that, and he always makes the right one.

    Also, can’t be lost how they completely shut the Jaguars down after they went up 14-3. Just like against the Falcons, barely any points given up after their early lead and then they just chipped, chipped, chipped away until they won. Everyone expected them to be gassed by the 4th quarter, but instead it was the Jaguars who looked spent on defense.

  80. gauchosporlife says:
    January 21, 2018 at 6:42 pm
    Enough to win with help from the refs again. The Jags were robbed of a clinching TD on that Myles Garret fumble recovery. I just don’t understand why refs don’t let the play continue….isn’t that what replay is for. Why blow the whistle? Getting real tired of this.

    —————————
    Doesnt Myles Garrett play for the Browns?

  81. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    imonfire2niteoyeah says:
    January 21, 2018 at 6:37 pm
    “You know the pathetic claims the officials won the game by the Patriots is getting old. I am still waiting for you jokers to come up with a reason the NFL favours them. The NFL office HATE the Patriots yet you think they love them. You guys are myopic.”

    And the refs hate the nfl front office. They went on strike. Robert kraft pays them extremely well. Plus you think with an ego like brady he would actually take less money than most qbs? Kraft is paying brady off the books. They are a bunch of cheaters. Once a cheater always a cheater.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    imonfire2niteoyeah, Please listen to me: Take off your tinfoil hat, put down the crack pipe, and take a deep breath, you are not well. Next thing you know, you’ll be claiming that Hillary Clinton should NOT be in prison. Just stop.

  82. suncawy says:
    January 21, 2018 at 7:35 pm
    Can’t say he’s the GOAT because he played in a different era. Players can’t hit the quarterback, can’t touch wide receivers, can’t hit players…like the Gronk hit by Church, if that was called on the Steelers of the 70’s they would’ve never won. Montana is still the greatest since he played in the era when football was still football. And he was undefeated in Super Bowls.
    ——-
    Here are some facts for you, Brady won 3SBs when you could crush the QB before the rules were changed forever after Carson Palmers playoff injury with the Bengals, and the later rule changing from Bill Polian and others making t harder to play defense. So
    He did win only in ‘your ‘ style NFL.

    ‘Montana is undefeated in SBs’ – this is the weirdest argument I hear all too much. So Montana losing in the first round of the playoffs somehow makes him better then Brady making it to the SB but losing? Backwards thinking dude.

    Montana’s Niners had no Salary cap eithera and had the greatest WR at his disposal in Jerry Rice (who is an admitted cheater of stickum) but who cares about hat stuff right?

    The numbers are so far in Brady’s favor now it’s not even an argument.

  83. So now the refs are the excuse. In two weeks you haters will find another excuse. The Patriots had one penalty? BB will rip them. They are coached not to have penalties.

  84. 2 9 Rate This
    suncawy says:
    January 21, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    Montana is still the greatest since he played in the era when football was still football. And he was undefeated in Super Bowls.

    ——————
    Thats because he didnt get to them.

  85. suncawy says:
    January 21, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    Montana is still the greatest since he played in the era when football was still football. And he was undefeated in Super Bowls.
    —-
    So is Trent Dilfer. What’s your point?

  86. srector1224 says:
    January 21, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    No one outside of the greater New England area wants to see the Refs…i mean Pats in the Super Bowl again

    ____________________

    Then it’s up to one of the 31 other teams to knock them out. Until then,you all just continue with your whining. We-re on to MINNESOTA!

  87. 345snarkavenue says:
    January 21, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    Seems that a lot of people aren’t going to be watching the Super Bowl. Of course they’ll still be posting here on plays they ‘never’ saw

    ______________________

    And you can be sure that all of them will have somes squares in their local Super Bowl pool.

  88. LyinRogerMustGo says:
    January 21, 2018 at 6:52 pm
    I clicked on this topic for the 😥 and definitely not disappointed!

    ————-
    You know, the haters have always got under my skin. I can’t help but read these comments and get all pissed off. But I’m happy to say I think I’m over it. I’m loving the tears tonight.

  89. Jacksonville was called for:
    – 1 False Start
    – 1 Delay of Game
    – 1 Illegal Shift
    – 1 Offensive Hold (Wise was tackled. The Patriots declined the penalty, due to a sack)
    – 1 Unnecessary Roughness (the obvious helmet-to-helmet on Gronkowski)
    – 2 Defensive Pass Interference penalties (Bouye hand fighting down the sideline, & Ramsey grabbing Cooks around the neck)

    Every single call was completely obvious.

  90. Well now were down to just one game left for the Pats to lose so ESPN can pat themselves on the back for that Pats dysfunction story hit piece of a couple weeks ago, but as of today youd think 31 other teams would love to have that kind of dysfunction in their looker rooms
    ______________________________

    Well if the Eagles beat the Vikings expect to have tons of articles about how the Pats cheated to beat the Eagles in 2005.

  91. drrichardrydze says:
    January 21, 2018 at 8:08 pm
    The GOAT argument ended last year in the SB, and it’s about to get an exclamation point added this year. The guy has been to 8 SBs in 17 years a starter. No one else has ever come remotely close to that kind of record.

    ———–

    Otto “10 STRAIGHT Championships” Graham says Tom, who? He also didn’t regularly cheat to get there like Tom “The Deflator” Brady.

    ——————
    Otto Graham retired in 1955 was it? The first Superbowl was played in 1967.

  92. Nothing like getting a free 50 yard penalty before the half and a freeTD. What an unreal embarrassment. The game is really suffering right now, it is declining. I could care less about either team but my my, unless you’re a pats fan out of touch with right and wrong that was one of the worst things I’ve seen in sports in 20 years.

  93. First #TheHaters blamed things on spying…..
    Then #Thehaters blamed ball deflation…..
    Now #TheHaters are on to blaming the refs….

    The poor Haters….

  94. csb28 says:
    January 21, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    To all you haters who say you won’t watch the SB, who cares, take your ball and go home.

    _________________________

    The haters/hypocrites will be watching A) hoping to God that the Pats lose, and B) to see if they won anything in the squares pool. Same thing every time the Pats make it…trash talking jealousy and hypocrisy. We are very lucky in New England with our sports teams,but we also know what suffering with bad teams year in and year out is like. We are allowed to enjoy success while we have it.

  95. helmetcatch says:
    January 21, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    Please. Ben threw for 400+ yards and 5 TDs with no help from the REFs, unlike brady.
    ———————————————————————————————————-
    I guess you missed that play where Juju blatantly shoved the Jaguar defender into Bell and got that bogus late hit penalty to prolong a scoring drive?

    And then Ben racked up a ton of yards and points in garbage time against a prevent D when the game was long decided? Really? Scoring a TD with 0:00 on the clock drown by 10? Who cares?

    If you cannot admit this you simply are so biased that any comment you make is meaningless.

  96. truthprofessor says:
    January 21, 2018 at 8:32 pm
    Jacksonville was called for:
    – 1 False Start
    – 1 Delay of Game
    – 1 Illegal Shift
    – 1 Offensive Hold (Wise was tackled. The Patriots declined the penalty, due to a sack)
    – 1 Unnecessary Roughness (the obvious helmet-to-helmet on Gronkowski)
    – 2 Defensive Pass Interference penalties (Bouye hand fighting down the sideline, & Ramsey grabbing Cooks around the neck)

    Every single call was completely obvious.

    —————–

    I couldn’t agree more. Anyone who can’t see the flagrancy of those penalties (especially the last four) is simply grasping at straws.

    Jags played a good game, but it is clear that they don’t possess a championship level of discipline yet. Even though they deliberately injured/eliminated the Pats #1 passing option, the 40 year old QB with a bum throwing hand still had enough left in the tank to teach the kids a lesson.

  97. LSUStrong says:
    January 21, 2018 at 8:33 pm
    Well now were down to just one game left for the Pats to lose so ESPN can pat themselves on the back for that Pats dysfunction story hit piece of a couple weeks ago, but as of today youd think 31 other teams would love to have that kind of dysfunction in their looker rooms
    ______________________________

    Well if the Eagles beat the Vikings expect to have tons of articles about how the Pats cheated to beat the Eagles in 2005.

    ——————-
    You are going to get those articles regardless. Its the media’s job to manufacture a controversy so they can then write anout it. Some teams do generate something of their own accord but the Oats are so locked down they gave to make it up out if whatever or even thin air. We had hategate 2 weeks ago, handimonium last week, we will find out kater this week what the next one was. MaybeGronk watch for when he comes out if the protocol? (Hes probably already asked Belichick to kerp him in until after media day)

  98. “———————————————-
    I guess you missed that play where Juju blatantly shoved the Jaguar defender into Bell and got that bogus late hit penalty to prolong a scoring drive?”

    And I guess you missed the late hit on Ben that wasn’t called? THAT game was well officiated, unlike this one.

  99. suncawy says:
    January 21, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    Montana is still the greatest since he played in the era when football was still football. And he was undefeated in Super Bowls.

    —————————-

    And got to them and won them convincingly without help from the refs.

  100. nhpats says:

    January 21, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Where are the posters that were predicting that the Jags defense would “break” Brady?!
    ——————————————
    Probably can’t see their keyboards thru the tears.

  101. With the Patriots down 10 in the second half, and obviously dropping back to pass on virtually every down, the team that led the NFL in sacks this year with 55 could not penetrate or even touch the golden boy, even though there offensive line was not stellar all year having allowed 42 sacks themselves. Offensive line rising to the occasion, or referees swallowing their whistle, as nary a holding call in the whole game? For those who taped the game, replay the last 3rd and 9 clinching run and tell me that what number 83 was doing to the Jags linebacker is not called holding on just about any other team.
    _________________________________

    Your right the refs didn’t make a call unless it was blatant and effected the play. But that was for both teams. I saw numerous holds on gronk and grabbing arms of receivers that weren’t called. I saw a defender get blocked to the ground in front of Bortels and as he was getting up to make an attempt at Bortels he was blocked in the back. So please with the non-calls on the pats

  102. walker1191 says:

    helmetcatch says:

    Please. Ben threw for 400+ yards and 5 TDs with no help from the REFs, unlike brady.
    ———————————————————————————————————-
    And then Ben racked up a ton of yards and points in garbage time against a prevent D when the game was long decided? Really? Scoring a TD with 0:00 on the clock drown by 10? Who cares? If you cannot admit this you simply are so biased that any comment you make is meaningless.

    ————————————–
    First, helmetcatch, Brady didn’t get any help from the refs. Refs make good and bad calls that benefits and screw every team. The refs aren’t favoring anyone. Stop being infantile. Second, as a Steelers fan, I am astounded that another Steelers fan would talk about someone getting help from the refs considering how many times low-life losers have said that to us. Mind-boggling.

    Finally, there’s some truth to what walker1191 says. No, the Steelers didn’t rack up “a ton” of yards and points in garbage time. If not for the onside kick, the game would have been tied at the end of regulation, so the only score that might have been considered “garbage time” was the final TD. But the 45-42 score doesn’t tell the story of the game. The Jags dominated the game far more than the score indicates. And pretending the Patriots were somehow gifted a win tonight doesn’t make our loss go down any easier.

  103. No,the Patriots didn’t play their best football,especially in the first half,but they made the big plays when they needed to in the second half. Jacksonville played a good game,but they took their foot off the gas pedal too soon. You can’t give Brady an opening. He will crush you.

  104. Unbelievable the CRYBABIES on this site and around the web.

    NE won
    Jax Lost.

    Jaguars should’ve had more mugging calls on PI. Reminds me how Seadderal rose to fame by mugging opposing pass catchers until the refs finally had to start calling PI on them.

    Get used to it and move on

  105. ryann252013 says:
    January 21, 2018 at 6:49 pm
    That ref celebrating with patriots players was so adorable! Good job New England!
    _________________________________________

    Did you actually watch the game or were you referring to a screen shot you saw on Twitter. White got thrown down by Miles Jack after his touchdown. The ref was trying to separate players and in so doing also pushed away Pat’s players trying to congratulate White. That player likely complained that he was trying to congratulate White and the ref smiled and said I know.

  106. So jags had no turnovers but they did have one fumble, caused by none other than James Harrison.

  107. Thankfully Khan is the second richest owner in the league. Scab Kraft isn’t gonna control the league for much longer. As expected the flags started raining in the fourth quarter. Hopefully the Eagles signed Bernard Pollard before the super Bowl.

  108. Funny how these GOAT arguments ignore how the game of football works. Entire teams win and lose games, not quarterbacks. In order to judge QB performance you don’t judge team performance, you judge QB performance.

    Not every QB lucks out by being drafted by arguably the greatest Head Coach/GM of all time. That doesn’t make the ones that do the GOAT, especially when there are a plethora of other QBs in NFL history which are just as good, and better.

  109. The CRYBABIES can’t use spy gates
    The CRYBABIES can’t use deflate gate
    The new rally cry for the CRYBABIES is the “refs”

    Zero flags on the last 2 Patriots scoring drives.

    Wait, maybe the refs helped Brady complete the 3rd and 18

    #crybaby

  110. “Deb says:
    January 21, 2018 at 9:14 pm
    walker1191 says:

    helmetcatch says:”

    sure youre a steelers fan. lol.

  111. revelation123 says:
    January 21, 2018 at 9:37 pm
    Funny how these GOAT arguments ignore how the game of football works. Entire teams win and lose games, not quarterbacks. In order to judge QB performance you don’t judge team performance, you judge QB performance

    Then WHY does the NFL have an official record for QB w/L

  112. nhpats says:
    January 21, 2018 at 8:44 pm
    First #TheHaters blamed things on spying…..
    Then #Thehaters blamed ball deflation…..
    Now #TheHaters are on to blaming the refs….

    The poor Haters….

    Succinct. Accurate. Perfect! It must really suck to be a Patriots hater.

  113. “infectorman says:
    January 21, 2018 at 9:16 pm
    Unbelievable the CRYBABIES on this site and around the web.

    NE won
    Jax Lost.

    Jaguars should’ve had more mugging calls on PI. Reminds me how Seadderal rose to fame by mugging opposing pass catchers until the refs finally had to start calling PI on them.

    Get used to it and move on”

    A new england homer thinks all calls against jax were fair. Big surprise. Face it. Outside of your new england bubble, all your teams accomplishments are illegit.

  114. FoozieGrooler says:
    January 21, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    Anyone else notice that the first person to congratulate Brady was a ref?
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    I just want to say that I am here on my couch enjoying another glorious AFC title game in which the patriots move on, and the Steelers and their fans whine about, well, everything.

    Jags score 45 vs Pitt, 20 vs NE. And you guys thought your defense was better! LOL.

  115. infectorman says:
    January 21, 2018 at 9:16 pm
    Unbelievable the CRYBABIES on this site and around the web.

    —————————-

    I’m sure Cheats fans will be on message boards until 4 in the morning crying about them.

  116. I’m wondering what the loser logic will be in a year or two when Brady and the Pats are still going to AFC championship games and Super Bowls? I’ll bet none of it will go to rightly crediting the better team and plays on the field that resulted in winning.

    It’s a great psychological study in denial and pain avaoidance, and amazing what some people are capable of tricking themselves into believing. I’m astounded by it.

  117. Outcoached in the first half, Patricia and Josh’s 2nd half adjustments were masterful. Play calling without Gronk was a thing of beauty. Tommy dialed in.

  118. Since patriots’ fans love facts …

    Jags get called for FIVE PIs the entire regular season yet get called for two PIs today – in one half. And they’re supposed to let the players decide the outcome in big games. Whatever.

    The NFL has an image problem and today it got a little worse.

  119. helmetcatch says:
    January 21, 2018 at 9:48 pm
    “Deb says:
    January 21, 2018 at 9:14 pm
    walker1191 says:

    helmetcatch says:”

    sure youre a steelers fan. lol.

    —————————————

    Guess you just showed up five minutes ago–moving so fast, you didn’t have time to bring any capitals or apostrophes. But I’ve been posting here for about a decade, so anyone who’s been around more than five minutes knows I’m a diehard Steelers fan. Among the many differences between us: a) I understand the game of football, and b) I’m not a jerk who can’t take it when another team is better than mine.

    I don’t like the Patriots, either. But I do know and respect good football when I see it.

  120. vikinghooper says:
    January 21, 2018 at 6:38 pm
    My only complaint is when Jack stripped the fumble, he’s wasn’t touched and would have scored.
    In all the hand wringing about the review, the on the field call of fumble doesn’t make sense that they blew it dead with no touch when Jack was down.

    ———————-
    Lewis touched him. They were both on the ground and if you look closely you notice that Jack was ripping the ball out of his arms. As soon as either gained full control of the ball the play was over. Jack won the battle so it was Jags 1st and 10 from that spot. Correct call.

  121. Otto Graham retired in 1955 was it? The first Superbowl was played in 1967.

    ————

    Just because the name was changed in 1967 doesn’t mean history didn’t happen. Ottomatic Otto: 10 straight Championships, 7 won. No spy cameras. No BS tuck rules. No deflated footballs. No referees throwing games for him like the fraud in Bawstun.

  122. revelation123 says:
    January 21, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    Not every QB lucks out by being drafted by arguably the greatest Head Coach/GM of all time. That doesn’t make the ones that do the GOAT, especially when there are a plethora of other QBs in NFL history which are just as good, and better.
    ———————————————————————————————————————–
    8 SBs in 17 years. What more does Brady need to do? Let me guess, 9 in 18?

  123. bumper7642 says:
    January 21, 2018 at 8:08 pm
    With the Patriots down 10 in the second half, and obviously dropping back to pass on virtually every down, the team that led the NFL in sacks this year with 55 could not penetrate or even touch the golden boy, even though there offensive line was not stellar all year having allowed 42 sacks themselves. Offensive line rising to the occasion, or referees swallowing their whistle, as nary a holding call in the whole game? For those who taped the game, replay the last 3rd and 9 clinching run and tell me that what number 83 was doing to the Jags linebacker is not called holding on just about any other team.

    ———————
    I watched what you mentioned. It could have bern called holding but not blatent. He was pushing not pulling so Its hard to tell if there was a grab and hold in all that. I also watched the rest of the game and saw plenty of other instances like that also not called most of them pretty rightfully. The non calls went both ways and were about evenly distributed AND were about the same amount of what I see in any NFL game so it does too go on with other teams. I would say start with the concept that a football game is a full 60 minutes long and try working through it from there.

  124. steelercrazy says:
    January 21, 2018 at 8:56 pm
    suncawy says:
    January 21, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    Montana is still the greatest since he played in the era when football was still football. And he was undefeated in Super Bowls.

    —————————-

    And got to them and won them convincingly without help from the refs.

    —-
    A Steeler fan talking about needing ref help to win a Super Bowl. Oh the irony…

  125. Some friendly advice for Patriot Hater and the whiners: The officiating was fine. The penalties on the Jags side were all deserved. Each. And. Every. Flag. There were missed calls both ways like in every game.

    So zip it. Its getting embarrassing. 🙂

  126. idontcarethissuicksanyways says:
    January 21, 2018 at 9:24 pm
    Thankfully Khan is the second richest owner in the league. Scab Kraft isn’t gonna control the league for much longer. As expected the flags started raining in the fourth quarter. Hopefully the Eagles signed Bernard Pollard before the super Bowl.
    —-
    You could have just posted “Waaaaah :’(“ and it would have sounded more intelligent. 🙂

  127. tbisgod says:
    January 21, 2018 at 10:31 pm
    ….Play calling without Gronk was a thing of beauty. Tommy dialed in.
    ———————————————

    Colts fan, did you think it was a thing of beauty when Brady hit your former Colt Dorsett on the flea flicker play? Probably Dorsett’s biggest reception of his career.

    Did you think it was a thing of beauty when Dwayne Allen sealed the edge with a block on Deion Lewis’ game clinching run for a first down? Probably Allen’s biggest block of his career.

    I know that you will be rooting for your former Colts, Dorsett and Allen, to make some plays in the Super Bowl for the Pats. We Pats fans are glad to have Colts fans like yourself aboard rooting for the Pats and, hopefully, you will be able to join Dorsett and Allen in celebrating another Pats Super Bowl victory in a couple of weeks.

  128. From the nfl.com gamebook:

    (13:13) (Shotgun) PENALTY on JAX-74-C.Robinson, False Start, 5 yards, enforced at JAX 23 – No Play.
    4-J.Lambo kicks 55 yards from JAX 35 to NE 10. 33-D.Lewis to NE 21 for 11 yards (52-D.Payne). PENALTY on NE-59-M.Flowers, Offensive Holding, 10 yards, enforced at NE 21.
    (3:52) 27-L.Fournette up the middle to NE 45 for 2 yards (53-K.Van Noy). PENALTY on JAX, Illegal Shift, 5 yards, enforced at NE 47 – No Play.
    (2:23) (Shotgun) 5-B.Bortles pass short right to 89-M.Lewis to NE 32 for 12 yards (23-P.Chung) [91-D.Wise]. PENALTY on JAX-5-B.Bortles, Delay of Game, 5 yards, enforced at NE 44 – No Play.
    (2:23) (Shotgun) 5-B.Bortles sacked at JAX 45 for -6 yards (70-A.Butler). Penalty on JAX-74-C.Robinson, Offensive Holding, declined.
    (1:28) (Shotgun) 12-T.Brady pass incomplete deep right to 87-R.Gronkowski. NE-87-R.Gronkowski was injured during the play. He is Out. PENALTY on JAX-42-B.Church, Unnecessary Roughness, 15 yards, enforced at NE 40 – No Play.
    (1:23) (Shotgun) 12-T.Brady pass incomplete deep left to 14-B.Cooks. PENALTY on JAX-21-A.Bouye, Defensive Pass Interference, 32 yards, enforced at JAX 45 – No Play.
    (6:21) (Shotgun) 12-T.Brady pass incomplete deep left to 14-B.Cooks. PENALTY on JAX-20-J.Ramsey, Defensive Pass Interference, 36 yards, enforced at NE 19 – No Play.

    The first called PI, at 1:23 of the second quarter, contributed to NE’s first TD drive. I thought it was the right call, but if you want to argue that it didn’t need to be called, well, there were at least two worse instances of interference by the Jaguars against Cooks that weren’t, so I guess you could make that argument. But other than the two PI calls, there were no calls against Jacksonville that were judgment calls or had anything to do with the outcome of the game. (And the Patriots punted after the second PI.)

    False start, delay of game, illegal shift. The unnecessary roughness when Church took Gronk out of the game. A (blatant) holding call that was declined because they sacked Bortles anyway.

    If you hate the Patriots and are conspiracy-minded, it’s easy to look at the number of penalties and imagine things that aren’t there. If you look at the way the game was played and called, it’s tough to make an argument. Jacksonville was called for six accepted penalties, three of which were dead-ball, pre-snap penalties, only two of which involved any real judgment on the part of the officials, who largely left their flags in their pockets. New England was called for one accepted penalty, none of which were dead-ball, pre-snap penalties.

  129. Ralphie says:
    January 21, 2018 at 6:33 pm
    killbuck0936 says:
    January 19, 2018 at 4:16 pm
    God I hope he plays sunday, jags are going to wreck him and he will have no excuse for the beat down. Bank on it.
    _____________________________________

    The are my favorite bandwagon posts. Where’s Uncle Buck now? Probably chasing the neighborhood kids off his lawn and trying to duck his bookie.

    ——————————————————————

    The Jags covered the spread. He’ll be trying to track down his bookie to collect his winnings

  130. Dillon Pauls says:
    January 21, 2018 at 6:28 pm
    What’s funny is, no one gives a crap anymore. Most of us are not watching this NE/Refs SB victory.
    =====================
    The irony is you and many many more are so full of it. You’ll watch. If for no other reason to watch NE lose. You know. I know. We all know it. 😉

  131. imonfire2niteoyeah says:
    January 21, 2018 at 6:40 pm
    If i was a visiting team i would definitely bring in an expert to sweep the locker room for recording devices.
    ===================
    Don’t forget to include the secondary radio frequency that has supposedly been in Brady’s helmet as well. We should try to get all the fallacies wrapped up to make all the whiners feel better on why their team(s) lost. 😉

  132. tremere98 says:
    January 21, 2018 at 6:44 pm
    On Tuesday the NFL posted on Facebook a contest offering the chance for participants to win tickets to Super Bowl LII.

    But what caught the eyes of every Eagles and Jaguars fan was not only the graphic, featuring Patriots QB Tom Brady and Vikings QB Case Keenum, but the fact that the copy clearly said:

    When you donate to United Way, you could score 2 club-level seats to watch the PATRIOTS vs. the VIKINGS battle it out for the coveted Super Bowl title!

    Fix was in last week. I can’t post the link to the article because I get moderated, but there’s plenty there for anyone to Google from.
    ==================
    Apparently the fix is broken. 🙂

  133. Holding on the game sealing run by Lewis … LOL. Gipson gets blown up by Devlin. DAllen chips MJackson for Solder. Allen moves down field to block BBrown (who conveniently uses Allens’ face mask to eventually escape the block). Andrews has Dareus completely sealed off. The nearest secondary player for the Jags was 15 yards down field being blocked bu Hogan. Holding indeed.

    Y’all need to base your claims on something real vs just making stuff up because it just ‘seems’ likely.

  134. beachsidejames says:
    January 21, 2018 at 7:24 pm
    So many comments about the refs calls and non calls all going in Brady’s favor. Holding on that 3rd and 18 non call was so obvious and it was the game changer.
    ======================
    Pretty easy to answer … that play is a highlight on NFL website. Freeze it at the 11 second mark you can clearly see there is absolutely no holding. Dareus on the right side lunges for Brady (and makes it exactly 2 inches).

    Obvious … LOL

  135. r8dernation says:
    January 21, 2018 at 7:52 pm
    That missed hold on the right tackle on 3 and 18 sure helped too.
    =======================
    Again, go watch the highlight. It’s obvious Dareus jumps at the world and misses. Holding … LOL

  136. drrichardrydze says:
    January 21, 2018 at 10:59 pm

    Just because the name was changed in 1967 doesn’t mean history didn’t happen. Ottomatic Otto: 10 straight Championships, 7 won. No spy cameras. No BS tuck rules. No deflated footballs. No referees throwing games for him like the fraud in Bawstun.
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    Find me one player over 300 lbs prior to 1967. G’luck with that.

  137. This “blaming the refs for losing” talk is the most intellectually lazy and embarrassing talk I’ve ever seen. Such is the talk of losers. Truly pathetic.

    Hey, how ’bout Brady’s incredible throw on 3rd and 18 to keep the drive alive? How ’bout the perfect floater to Dorsett? How ’bout the laser throw finding Amendola in the back of the end zone? Crunch time is when TB12 shines brightest. Truly the undisputed G.O.A.T.

  138. darkgoody says:

    January 21, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    The refs gave us just enough flags to win. Good of them to ignore our flagrant illegal pick on 4th and 2 on that first drive. Very sporting.

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    Too bad refs missed a blatant PI committed on Hogan and another on Gronk. And the refs gift wrapped the Lewis play to benefit the Jags. Lewis clearly had ball pinned to his hip before the loose ball. If the Doug Baldwin “leg catch” stood, then Lewis obviously should have been down by contact.

  139. thrifty says:

    January 21, 2018 at 10:49 pm

    Since patriots’ fans love facts …

    Jags get called for FIVE PIs the entire regular season yet get called for two PIs today – in one half. And they’re supposed to let the players decide the outcome in big games. Whatever.

    The NFL has an image problem and today it got a little worse.

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    Jags committed at least two more PIs as well, one on Gronk, the other on Hogan. And Lewis was down by contact with the ball pinned to his hip. Jags caught some HUGE breaks in that game.

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