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Calais Campbell wants Jaguars to use Sunday’s loss as fuel for next season

The Jaguars couldn’t slam the door on the Patriots in New England on Sunday afternoon, so their season ended in a 24-20 loss that felt especially painful after they took a 10-point lead early in the fourth quarter. Watching that lead evaporate will likely burn for some time and one of the team’s veteran leaders [more]

Barry Church on Gronk hit: I was just trying to play football

The Patriots lost tight end Rob Gronkowski to a head injury in the second quarter when Gronkowski took a shot to the head from Jaguars safety Barry Church while he was trying to reel in a Tom Brady pass. Church was penalized for the hit and said after the game that he tried to hit [more]

Belichick on Brady’s injury: He’s tough, but we’re not talking open-heart surgery

Patriots coach Bill Belichick had no interest in discussing quarterback Tom Brady‘s hand injury in the days leading up to the AFC Championship Game and he didn’t have much to say about the injury after the 24-20 win either. Belichick brushed off a question at his press conference about how Brady handled things in and [more]

Doug Marrone: Offense didn’t pop enough in second half

The Jaguars went up by 11 points in the first half of the AFC Championship Game and took a 10-point lead on a Josh Lambo field goal early in the fourth quarter, but they couldn’t do enough to close out the Patriots and lost 24-20 after two late Tom Brady touchdown passes. Jacksonville built that [more]

Tom Brady: We did just enough to win

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 [more]

Thumbs up: Patriots advance to Super Bowl with stirring comeback

The thumb was clearly an issue. And then they lost Rob Gronklowski. And the Jaguars played an incredible game. And none of that ended up mattering. The Patriots came back for an incredible 24-20 win over the Jaguars to advance to Super Bowl LII, a trip that might be among their most memorable for what [more]

Patriots cut lead to 20-17

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has done this before. He may be doing it again. The Patriots offense has found a sudden life, and have cut the Jacksonville lead to 20-17 in the fourth quarter of the AFC Championship Game on Brady’s touchdown pass to Danny Amendola. Brady had been 1-of-8 on third down conversions before [more]

Rob Gronkowski ruled out, Jaguars up 20-10

If the Patriots are going to come back to beat the Jaguars (not a typo), they’re going to have to do it without tight end Rob Gronkowski. Gronkowski was ruled out with a concussion, after taking a helmet-to-helmet shot from Barry Church in the second quarter. After some recent missteps in the league’s concussion protocol, [more]

Jaguars pad lead to 17-10 to start second half

The Jaguars took knees before the end of the first half, to protect a lead. And once they got the ball to start the second half, they added to it. The Jaguars just got a 54-yard field goal from Josh Lambo to push the lead to 17-10 in the AFC Championship Game. They also chewed [more]

Jaguars up at half, Rob Gronkowski to locker room

The Patriots just cut into the Jaguars lead, but their ability to do any more damage may be compromised. Tight end Rob Gronkowski was taken directly to the locker room for a concussion check, after he took a vicious helmet-to-helmet hit from Jaguars safety Barry Church. Gronkowski wobbled as he was getting up, and after [more]

Jaguars take a 14-3 lead with physical offense

We knew the Jaguars could deliver some shots with their defense. But they’re also playing physically on offense, and it’s working. Running back Leonard Fournette just plowed into the end zone for a 14-3 lead over the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game. The Jaguars are doing a smart job of spreading the ball around [more]

Jaguars take the lead on Blake Bortles touchdown pass

The Jaguars are willing to slow-play this one, and so far it’s working. Taking few chances offensively and playing their normal solid defense, they just took a 7-3 lead on the Patriots early in the second quarter of the AFC Championship Game. Blake Bortles hit tight end Marcedes Lewis for the score, which capped an [more]

Patriots drive stalls, they settle for field goal

The Patriots have points, but Tom Brady doesn’t need his thumb to count them. The Patriots quarterback showed no obvious harm from last week’s thumb injury, and moved his team downfield before settling for a field goal and a 3-0 lead over the Jaguars in the AFC Championship Game. Brady was a perfect 6-of-6 passing [more]

More on the efforts of the military to turn AFN back on

If Congress could move as quickly and efficiently as the military does when it’s time to get things done, maybe the government wouldn’t have shut down. As it stands, civilian leaders in Washington avoid a shutdown. The powers-that-be with the Department of Defense didn’t. They found a way to get two of the eight American [more]

Tom Brady takes the field without a glove

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady apparently won’t be wearing a glove on his throwing hand. Brady took the field for final pregame warmups without a glove, but with tape covering the area of the wound beneath his thumb, which required stitching earlier in the week. The CBS broadcast has said that he’ll wear a glove and [more]

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