Jaguars' Jalen Ramsey guarantees followers in Jacksonville a Tremendous Bowl victory

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The Jacksonville Jaguars, on the other hand, have been unquestionably frightful.

The New Orleans Saints were stunned by Keenum and Diggs' last-second heroics, as were the rest of the football world by the play.

Thirteen NFL franchises have never won the Super Bowl and three of them are playing in the league's semifinals this weekend. They can be had, no matter what their 14-3 record indicates.

The Patriots quarterback was listed as a limited participant on the injury report today with a right hand injury. When considering special teams could be the X-factor of the game, it wouldn't surprise me to see DeCamillis dial up some trick plays to give them some extra points for the long-run. But when you look at this Belichick team, there's no aura of invincibility attached to them. The Jags can win if their defense can pressure Tom Brady can keep all his weapons in check. Coaches do, players do - we do what works for us, other players do what works for them. In the end, the victor of the game is going to be the New England Patriots, but the bet is going to bet the Jacksonville Jaguars. The '98 Vikings went 15-1 - one of only seven teams to win that many games in a regular season - but lost the NFC Championship in overtime to Atlanta.

In both cases, their best offensive player was a first-year running back. Belichick and Brady's defense was ranked 29th (out of 32 teams) this season. It's just that the tried-and-true path to eliminating the Patriots is making Brady, who is 7-0 against the Jaguars, feel like he's under siege.

The Jaguars stymied much of their opposition on the defensive side of the ball, ranking second in points allowed per game (16.8) and yards allowed per game (286.1).

My NFL playoff picks have been abysmal.

Putting off Brady's scheduled pressers hasn't been an uncommon occurrence this season due to the treatments he's received. Unless you can get open quickly, it's been a lot of sacks and the sacks turn into long yardage and long yardage turns into punts.

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Let's not forget Brady was sacked 35 times this year.

Jacksonville utilises a blend of power and speed on their defense, something Belichick noticed. "It's not a one-man band. They're good at everything". Yes, it surrendered 42 points last week at Pittsburgh, but it also had an eighth takeaway for a touchdown and an interception that led to another TD, plus two critical fourth-down stops.

Before the AFC Divisional Round playoffs setback, the Steelers made several references to facing the Patriots in the postseason.

"I am more concerned about how he plays", said Brady, adding that the Patriots will be ready to score points against Ramsey.

The struggles of the Jaguars' offense, especially in the AFC wild card win over the Bills, when Bortles had more rushing than passing yards, prompted some to think Eli Manning would take over for the Jags in 2018.

"You can do all the talking you want on Twitter, to the media, all of that", Ramsey said after Sunday's game. Who's going to be more tough in the final moments?

Brady's compliments heading into the championship tilt are warranted.

But the visiting Jaguars came to cause an upset. They take chances, they get a lot of turnovers, they've got a really good scheme.

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