Jaguars vs. Patriots: Full New England Game Preview

September 24, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Following two highly emotional wins to start the 2015 season, Week 3 might seem anticlimactic for the New England Patriots. With the Pats back at Gillette Stadium to face the perpetually woeful Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday's contest has the look of a homecoming game before the Patriots take off for their early Week 4 bye.
However, that's a dangerous mentality that underestimates a Jags team that played its most complete game in years last week, defeating New England's division rival Miami Dolphins 23-20. Blake Bortles tossed for a career-high 273 yards and posted a quarterback rating over 100 for the first time, while the offensive line stymied Miami's talented front to allow no sacks for the first time since 2013.
Granted, the Patriots have been excellent at avoiding letdown games under Bill Belichick. Since 2001, the Pats are 39-4 when favored by double digits during regular-season games, with their last loss coming during the 2012 season against the Arizona Cardinals....

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