He missed the entire preseason and was questionable for New England's season opener last week before being inactive.
The Jaguars' win helped discard the bitter feelings that had harbored throughout the city since last January when the Jaguars blew a 20-10 lead with less than 10 minutes left in the AFC Championship game in New England. Two series later, Blake Bortles found Dede Westbook on a crossing route that Westbrook turned into a 61-yard score down the sideline, the fourth of the game for Bortles.
The last time the Patriots didn't win at least 12 games in a season was 2009, where they went 10-6. "He has some days where he is just lights out and gets us". The Patriots are now 1-1 on the season while Jacksonville moved to 2-0.
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He and the Patriots eventually worked out a plan for Gronkowski to stay in New England. Tom Brady threw for 234 yards and two touchdowns in the defeat.
Bortles threw for 377 yards and four touchdowns. The Patriots figured to tee off on Bortles without having to deal with Fournette, but they weren't really able to do too much given the oppressive weather. However, due to him only seeing the field in base defense, the Jags ultimately decided they'll use his slot for another player.
While the Jaguars were producing some 481 yards in offense, the defensive unit was solid with its effort to keep Brady in control. "They were our opponents, so that's what we prepared for". I have to play better.
With so many pieces banged up offensively, the Patriots game plan should include plenty of quick-hitting, short passes to get the ball out of Tom Brady's hand quickly before the vaunted Jaguars' defensive front. We certainly had a bad day.
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Fumbles on consecutive possessions by Cousins led to Bills recoveries, and they pushed the lead to 17-0. At least one very bad gambler dropped $9,000 on a Vikings moneyline bet in Vegas.
"I thought they did one or two things a little different", Brady said.
"We just didn't perform to our level of expectation in any way", he added.
Fournette will NOT be playing today. I think everyone needs to do a better job and that was definitely not our best effort. "We have to go home and do a lot better job". New England doesn't seem to be handling early adversity well, but we all know they've got the ability to rebound if they just ... well, you know.
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Not bad for a 42-year-old with four back surgeries who returned to competition in December at No. 1,199 in the world. Going back to a familiar shaft profile in all of his TaylorMade woods helped Woods tighten up his game off the tee.
The Patriots will try to get back on track next Sunday night when they travel to Detroit to meet the Lions. "It just was not a very good day for us".