Fresh off defeating the Fred Biletnikoff Womens Jersey ultra-talented Steelers on Sunday in the divisional round of the playoffs, the Jaguars have every reason to be confident as they prepare to face the Patriots and arguably the greatest quarterback of all time in the AFC championship game.
But Tom Brady is not Jacksonville’s biggest problem in the next round. Nor is the historic challenge that comes with a road game at Gillette Stadium in January. The biggest obstacle in the way of the Jaguars reaching Super Bowl 52 is the Patriots’ status as the NFL’s most prepared team.
The Steelers, who lost 45-42 on Sunday, don’t have that reputation. Otherwise they might have been better prepared in a rematch against the team that blew them out in Week 5 of the regular season.
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Claude Giroux Game Jersey Perhaps Pittsburgh running back Le’Veon Bell sending a late-night tweet about New England on the eve of the Jacksonville game was a sign of how little the Steelers thought about the Jaguars. If that wasn’t an indicator, the first quarter of the game provided better evidence of how the AFC’s No. 2 seed underestimated the visiting No. 3 seed.
To prevail in the grievance, Kaepernick and Geragos must provide evidence that teams conspired with one another or with the league to keep him from being offered a contract. Perhaps such evidence exits; perhaps it doesn’t. Maybe Kaepernick and Geragos will be successful; maybe they won’t.
Besides the quarterback conundrum, the Jaguars are in great shape talent-wise across the board thanks to strong drafts, quality free-agent signings and smart cap management. The key to building off their breakout 2017 campaign will be another run of good health and using this season’s success as a springboard rather than becoming complacent and being remembered as a one-year wonder.
I think the funny thing is obviously a lot of people were surprised by what happened this year but nobody in that locker room was, Bortles said. Our bar was set one week or two weeks from now and we didn’t get there.