That seems to be the reaction from everywhere except New England when Pro Picks has asked folks about the prospect of the Patriots being in yet another Super Bowl.
The Patriots host the Jaguars in the AFC Championship on Sunday.
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The Jags on the handicap may be the play should Brady be struggling as we reach the final stop on the road to the US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. “We are going to the Super Bowl, and we are going to win that b–h”, he screamed into the microphone.
The betting total for Sunday’s AFC Championship Game for the Jacksonville Jaguars and New England Patriots has dropped almost two full points off the opening number.
It’s now been three days since Tom Brady injured his right hand in practice, and just like any injury in New England, the Patriots have been tight-lipped about how serious things may or may not be with their star quarterback.
A source close to Brady said it is possible the injury could affect him slightly in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game against the, but Brady is moving forward with the belief that he should be OK overall.
– New England has a 10-1 record against the Jaguars and are 3-1 against them in the playoffs. The Patriots did beat Tennessee 35-14 last week to advance to the AFC Championship Game.
Jacksonville will receive the second half kickoff after winning the opening coin toss and deferring.
One thing Brady was clear about was the test he expects from a Jaguars unit ranked second in the National Football League in total and scoring defense. Blake Bortles, on the other hand, won’t be.
A fourth-down pass break-up by big-ticket free agent signee Stephon Gilmore with under two seconds to play effectively ended the Jacksonville Jaguars’ Cinderella season, and sealed yet another AFC championship game win for the Patriots. Jacksonville has never played in a Super Bowl. Despite Brady’s superstar status, teammates such as cornerback Malcolm Butler have no reservations about giving the quarterback some business when they make a good play against him.
Was Belichick concerned that if Brady plays, he could still function at quarterback? The gut instead tells me it isn’t time yet for the New England epoch to unravel. He enters Sunday’s game with 835 yards.
Both will face dominant defensive lines able to force pressure without help from linebackers or defensive backs, meaning they will likely be presented with seven or eight-man coverages. This is the game to get to the Super Bowl.
“If during [the] game being under center proves to be a problem, the coaches will adjust”, Werder added.