Patriots -9 Favorites Vs Jags, Eagles Three-Point Dogs Against Vikings

Patriots -9 Favorites Vs Jags, Eagles Three-Point Dogs Against Vikings

Veteran offensive lineman David DeCastro was not entertained by the Pittsburgh Steelers' trash talk of the New England Patriots before their playoff exit. On the other side of the bracket, the Jacksonville Jaguars will travel to Foxboro to meet the New England Patriots. The Jaguars failed to reach the postseason last season, and came away with 10 wins this season. However, the Jacksonville Jaguars were able to go into Pittsburgh and pull off a big upset.

Should Brady try to avoid both the secondary and the pass-rush by feeding his running backs, he will find that Jacksonville's defensive line was dramatically revamped by a trade for Marcell Dareus leading up to Week 9.

The New England Patriots didn't allow any rust to pile up thanks to an extra week of rest during the first-round bye as they manhandled the Tennessee Titans, 35-14. With the penalties working against them, the Titans struggled both offensively and defensively and in the end, the Patriots won the game. At 40 years, 163 days, he also became the oldest QB credited with a postseason victory.

Winners of 12 of their last 13 games, the Patriots have become increasingly agitated and defiant about reports that this might be the previous year of the Bill-Belichick-Tom Brady tandem that combined the NFL's greatest coach with its greatest quarterback.

The Jacksonville Jaguars, led by head coach Doug Marrone are looking to keep finding ways.

Jacksonville's win came against coach Pete Carroll and backup quarterback Scott Zolak. The first game was a 10-3 win over the Bills, and the second game was a 45-42 win over the Steelers.

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But a bigger question may be whether Blake Bortles can get the Jaguars offense moving against a very good Patriots defense.

The Vikings have been on a roll since overcoming a middling 2-2 start to the campaign, going 12-1 SU including an impressive 6-1 record on the road, and have posted against-the-spread wins in five of six road dates.

When Brady faces a team in the playoffs with 48 plus sacks during the regular season, he has nine touchdowns to nine interceptions with a passer rating in the 70's. If they ever build another level for the Hall of Fame busts in Canton, the bronze mug of the New England Patriots quarterback should sit there alone. But, the Jacksonville Jaguars are going to compete in this game, and make things interesting. But Ramsey and his teammates do have the second best overall defense in football and the league's best pass defense.

Brady dismissing bulletin-board material is a useful in-the-moment tactic, considering the Pats are known to use all motivation they can.

Jacksonville presents a hard matchup for New England. It just has the Jaguars rather than the Steelers, you know, playing for the AFC title.

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