Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots shakes hands with Blake Bortles #5 of the Jacksonville Jaguars after the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 21, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
Midway through the fourth, Dede Westbrook caught the ball over the middle, and proceeded to blow by the Patriots defense down the sideline.
Vikings Fans Stunned After 27-6 Loss
What about scoring only 6 points as a big favorite? Minnesota's running game was little help, adding just 14 yards on six carries. The Bills took the opening kickoff and marched 75 yards to take a 7-0 lead on a 10-yard run by quarterback Josh Allen .
"I don't think it's anywhere near where we're capable of or what we've done at different points through a season", Brady said. "I just have to watch the film, how they did it". The Patriots are now 1-1 on the season while Jacksonville moved to 2-0. While Gronk wasn't matched up against Ramsey primarily - it was Jaguars safety Tashaun Gipson who took the tight end out of the game - Gronk gave the Jaguars defense their credit, and vowed to play better. Bortles was 29 of 45 for 377 yards, 4 touchdowns, only 1 interception, and no sacks. "They continue to learn more and more". We practiced against them. I have to play better. "We knew exactly what we had to do to win this game, we really just didn't take advantage of it". It will now be up to the Patriots and Gronk to make sure the rest of the National Football League doesn't play copy-cat with the Jaguars blueprint. The absence of Marcus Cannon was felt as LaAdrian Waddle was straight up beat by Fowler Jr. on the strip sack that flipped momentum back to the Jaguars. "We could talk about it all day". Showing signs of life, Tom Brady's crew showed a little fight towards the end of the third and beginning of the fourth quarter. "That second year you kind of get set in a way, and he's been good right from the beginning, very focused and has done a nice job for us".
"So, just overall, we've got to do a better job of playing and coaching and executing in that situation", Belichick said.
Bortles played really well as Jacksonville opened up the offense for him more than they seemingly ever have. The Pats will now face the Lions next Sunday night in Detroit. The Jaguars, in the midst of a three-game home stand, will play against AFC South Division rival Tennessee next Sunday.