The Jaguars carried a 20-10 lead into the fourth quarter and had a chance to stop the Patriots on a key 3rd and 18 backed up in their own territory.
Let’s rewind real quick.
CBS hit us with a fantastic opener with almost countered the fact that we had to listen to Tony Romo all day
The Patriots opened up with a quick FG on a productive drive to make it look like they weren’t going to have any issues with the Jaguars defense. The Jacksonville offense, however, had other plans.
We saw Marcedes Lewis catch his only pass of the day on an easy, wide-open TD.
And then we saw a Fournette TD to put the Gillette Stadium on edge.
14-3 is not the greatest look against one of the best defenses in the league. The Patriots however did manage to drive down the field and get a TD before half (as they always do well) to go into the locker room at 14-10. The bad news however, was that they lost Gronk to a brutal hit by Church.
It was a lackluster third quarter which saw the Jaguars take a 20-10 lead after two Lambo FGs.
The Patriots looked to be in trouble after a double-pass play from Amendola to Dion Lewis resulted in a fumble caused & recovered by Myles Jack. The Patriots got the ball back and were faced with 3rd and 18 and as all NFL fans know, this went exactly how you thought it would.
Amendola then capped the drive with a touchdown.
The Patriots then got the ball back and well .. you know how this one goes as well.
The Jags did put up a small drive to end the game but ultimately could not get the pass to Dede Westbrook as Stephon Gilmore (who has barely made a play all year) made the deflection of his career. The Patriots got the ball back and Dion Lewis finishes the job on third down.
Hats off to the Jags — Belichick is never that happy so this game was clearly in danger of being lost. However, in the end it just wasn’t enough to stop the Patriots for going for #6. The Jags will be back but it’s still the Patriots’ time.
P.S. Get that trophy the hell away from Bill if it’s not the Lombardi.