Patriots vs. Jaguars 2018: Prediction, Betting Odds, Preview For AFC Championship Game

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That's the Patriots way - don't give the other guys anything to put up on their bulletin boards.

When the New England Patriots defeated the Tennessee Titans; the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Pittsburgh Steelers; the Minnesota Vikings defeated the New Orleans Saints and the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Atlanta Falcons, the Conference Championship games were decided as the Patriots vs. the Jaguars (AFC) and the Vikings vs. the Eagles (NFC). I'm not saying the Jaguars won't be able to compete with the Patriots, I'm just saying if they do it's not because Tom Coughlin is some ancient magical Brady/Belichick beating wizard.

That's just the way the Patriots, who never say anything negative about their opponents, handle these things. No but honestly, it's not something that now all of a sudden that they have had success that Coach will get more involved.

Including Sunday's 45-42 upset of the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Jaguars have played just five playoff games since 2001, going 3-2. "They've really done a good job, so yeah, it's impressive". I have watched a ton of film on him. He's obviously very confident, and that's reflected in how he plays. That's reflected in how he plays, so I'm more concerned with how he plays as opposed to what he said. When you say have you leaned on him, I've leaned on him quite a bit.

The Patriots were 7-0 without Hogan during the second half of the season, and Cooks only has 17 catches for 245 yards and two touchdowns in his last six games, so the Pats have proven their ability to win without either going off. I mean, we saw what happened to the Steelers.

The 40-year-old was listed on the Patriots' first injury report of the week, but team spokesman Stacey James did not reveal the extent of the injury.

New England Patriots defensive tackle Adam Butler has taken exception to Jalen Ramsey's comments guaranteeing the Jacksonville Jaguars will win the Super Bowl.

He also passed Shannon Sharpe and Keith Jackson for the second-most postseason receiving yards for a tight end with 835.

"They have some fast players".

To top it off, Keenum combined with Diggs on one of the most stunning plays in National Football League playoff history, a winning TD that sent the Vikings to their 10th NFC title game and first since the 2009 season. It is going to be a big challenge.

King said that after thinking about it Sunday night after the game, he's absolutely sure this is the biggest moment in Vikings history. We have to be ready. To help you prepare for the AFC championship game this weekend, they have gathered all kinds of knowledge for you to sink your teeth into. The Jaguars' defence has been playing amazingly, their pass-rush and cornerbacks in particular.

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