Patriots vs. Jaguars: 3 things fans need to know about Week 2's game
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By Jay Johnson

It goes without saying that the Jacksonville Jaguars and their fan base have had their upcoming game against the New England Patriots circled for quite some time now. Of course, much of that is due to how the AFC Championship game went as the Cardiac Cats were roughly five minutes away from going to the Super Bowl. However, even before that game, the Jags weren’t all that successful against the Pats. That said, here are three tidbits that are worth knowing about the Jags’ and Pats’ history before we get to Sunday’s battle:

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Simply put, the Patriots have owned the Jags in this series with an 11-1 record against them. That includes a home record of 1-3, an away record of 0-8 and a playoff record of 1-4 with the Jags only win against the Patriots coming in the AFC Wild-Card game of 1999.

All that said, the current Jags roster aren’t the average bunch as we’ve already said earlier. They’ve already taken the Pats to the limit and may be a better overall team than they were in January. On top of that, the Patriots’ current roster isn’t exactly the best they’ve faced when looking back in history. If their ever was a time the Jags could begin re-writing history, it would be against this group of Patriots, who will be dealing with a more hostile crowd than they’re used to seeing at TIAA Bank...



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