Patriots star Brady needed stitches: report

"It's another monster that we've got to try to contain", Harrison told reporters Friday, via ESPN.

Despite allowing 42 points to the Steelers in a divisional round win last weekend, the Jaguars defense talked an outrageous amount of trash in the hours and days after the victory.

Both of these teams have amazing stats. Bortles has 301 passing yards, 123 rushing yards and no turnovers the last two weeks.

The Jacksonville Jaguars have taken the lead early in the second quarter of the AFC title game.

But we should remember, the Patriots were historically hapless ... until they weren't. But its ground attack faded down the stretch.

The Jaguars then drove 66 yards to set up Lambo's 43-yarder. While they are fifth in points allowed per game (18.5), they have allowed the fourth most yards per game (366).

Cam Newton was 22 for 29 with three touchdowns. The game is going to be decided by who plays the best, not who hypes the best or speaks the best. He is looking for his seventh playoff game in a row with a TD catch.

The 5-7 Dolphins seemed an unlikely candidate to upset the 10-2 Pats. Are they the Yankees? At kick off, mild and 46 degrees, followed by cooler temperatures by the end of the game falling to about 39 degrees. Blood was "gushing" out of the area according to some and he did need stitches. What has evolved is the personnel around him.

On the NFC side, it's a matchup of elite defenses and questionable quarterback play.

"I mean, you go and play", Cooks said. Ditto for the corner opposite Ramsey, A.J. Bouye, a Second Team All-Pro pick who led the team with six interceptions.

"When you play them, the first thing is you can't beat yourselves, which a lot of teams do".

But their defence had some weaker numbers. And it would send the 40-year old Brady home without a sixth title. "It's constantly being that gnat in his face". When Campbell lines up at left end, he'll be going against either LaAdrian Waddle, who injured his knee in last week's 35-14 playoff win against Tennessee, or backup Cameron Fleming. Point spreads are provided by FootballLocks.com and all times are Eastern.

But this is when the Patriots almost seem the most comfortable: when they can control the narrative of the week with non-answers and deflections. Here's the latest on the status of the injury to Tom Brady's hand.

Those extra numbers will help Jacksonville's pass coverage, but it's not just about the numbers.

Strahan considered the assignment to harass Brady a personal mission.

"We have earned the right to be here", he said.

Patriots 28, Jaguars 16 - Brady's throwing hand will be just fine. Brady threw two interceptions against a Ray Lewis-led defense, and the Pats lost their first championship game at home. "I look at it as an incredible opportunity to continue to be able to play football at this time of year".

Super Bowl 52 will kick off Sunday, February 4th at 6 p.m. Eastern. He did not play in the first.

Jaguars 33, Patriots 22 - This just in! Perhaps that was not a coincidence.

Now, some of you might be wondering why I haven't said a word about Rob Gronkowski yet.

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