Patriots come out sleepwalking in Jacksonville

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Apparently the Patriots needed more than a week to recover from their hard-fought loss to the 49ers.

In a game against the Jaguars that on paper looked like it should have been an easy win, the Patriots came out sleepwalking.

Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne picked apart New England’s secondary on the opening possession, marching Jacksonville down the field on a nine-play, 78-yard drive that culminated in a three-yard touchdown pass to Justin Blackmon.

And then it was Tom Brady’s turn, and Brady proceeded to throw an interception on his first pass. That set the Jaguars up for a field goal and an early 10-0 lead.

These are still the Jaguars and the Patriots, so a comeback is not just a possibility but a probability. And the Patriots did cut the deficit to 10-3 on their next possession. But Bill Belichick can’t be happy with the way his team came out of the gates this afternoon.