By Kenneth Teape
The New England Patriots and Jacksonville Jaguars are set for an AFC Championship rematch in Week 2 at TIAA Bank Field.
The New England Patriots had a solid Week 1 performance in their home opener against the Houston Texans. New England defeated Houston 27-20, riding a dominant first half to victory. This week, they will be facing off with a team that has revenge on their mind.
In Week 2, the Patriots hit the road for the first time this season. They will be heading down to Florida to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in a rematch of the 2018 AFC Championship game.
The championship game at Gillette Stadium was a thrilling game between the upstart Jaguars and continuously dominant Patriots. Jacksonville led for a majority of the game before New England willed themselves to victory.
In the game, the biggest difference was the quarterback position. The Jaguars unwillingness to open up their offense with Blake Bortles was ultimately their downfall. The conservative gameplan ended up being their undoing, as they played timidly on offense as the Patriots kept their foot on the gas.
This time around, injuries will play a major part. Both teams are going to be missing important parts of their...