I know my AR friends Danny,David and Jim will no doubt have a more extensive post on the next round of playoffs....but....I am all set for the Jacksonville Jaguars(11-5, 1-0 in playoffs) vs The New England Patriots(16-0)at Gillette Stadium, 8 p.m. in Foxborough Massachusetts.
Once again this is a pretty good test for the undefeated Patriots...as I am quite sure a few will be on the Jags bandwagon waiting for the Pats to fall.
Jacksonville is one of the best teams in the league and they have been, over the last half of the season, leading the league in scoring, yards per game, defensive yards per game, third down offense, time of possession, pass defense. They can run the ball. They can throw the ball. They don't turn the ball over.They play good defense.They are a sound team and they are well coached.
The teams have not met this season.
The most recent meeting between the teams was last Dec. 24, when the Patriots traveled to Jacksonville and earned a 24-21 victory that clinched the AFC East title.
In the wild-card round of the 2005 playoffs, the Patriots hosted the Jaguars and won 28-3.
I think they will have to wait awhile longer,as although the Jags will be a test...they no doubt will fall to the mighty Pats.