Jaguars look to pull off stunning upset of Patriots

Mark Sanchez Beat the Patriots in Foxborough in the Playoffs Why Can't Blake Bortles

Mark Sanchez Beat the Patriots in Foxborough in the Playoffs Why Can't Blake Bortles

I'm not guaranteeing the 9-point underdog Jaguars will prevail, but it's not the longest of longshots that they pull it off.

In speaking with Eric Adelson of Yahoo Sports, Jaguars defensive tackle Malik Jackson was happy to talk about his team's formidable defensive line, and his role as an elite National Football League edge rusher. Hopefully, the third time is the charm.

When an entire family of Vikings fans was watching, they each fed off each other, amplifying the spectacle exponentially. Perhaps in an emotional outburst, Jalen Ramsey addressed the gathered crowd concerning the Jaguars destiny.

The Vikings will dominate this game on defensive and look to use an advantage in field position to get easy points on offense.

Early money has pushed that total down a full point, but the model says you can still bank on the final score going Under in 63 percent of simulations. Just be hype & talking lol'. Nearly no one expected them to get this far - and judging by the betting line, few people expect them to get any farther - but they are one of four teams left competing for the two spots in Super Bowl LII, and they will need to get through the five-time champion Patriots to get there.

The Patriots have steered clear of bulletin-board material this week, which is probably smart.

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Tom Brady is back at it.

Fournette found himself in the headlines on Tuesday thanks to a vehicle accident, but he was not injured and will be good to go on Sunday. However, based on the past success of the Patriots under Brady's QB leadership, it seems likely that they will be adding yet another ring to their fingers. Here are three keys to a Jaguars victory.

Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots passes the ball against the Minnesota Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium on September 14, 2014 in Minneapolis. Ramsey and the Jaguars cannot allow Rob Gronkowski to run wide open. Matthew Slater and Brandin Cooks were as well.

On offense, Leonard Fournette must run vertically not horizontally.

On defense, the 2000 Ravens were stingier, especially against the run. The Jacksonville offensive line must impose their will on the twentieth ranked run defense.

And, it has all come full circle for Tom Coughlin, who was Jacksonville's coach the previous time the franchise got this far in the postseason. Tommy Bohanon was wide open for a touchdown reception on Sunday, due to the threat of the Jaguars running attack. Didn't they just beat the same Steelers that New England struggled with for 45 points at the same Heinz Field venue? They've got +900 odds to win it all. "Doug (Marrone) is the head coach and I think he's done a great job down there with that team". Their O/U trends are 4-1-1 in their last 6 playoff road games, 1-4 in their last 5 January games, and 5-0 in their last 5 games following a win.

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