Blake Bortles Headlines

  • Jaguars must decide soon if Blake Bortles is a keeper

    Blake Bortles is a keeper. Blake Bortles is garbage. Discuss. The Sports Interwebs will no doubt make Bortles — the hometown kid who made good — a polarizing offseason topic. He has risen from Oviedo to UCF to the NFL as a starting quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Whether he is a keeper...

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  • Analysis: Jaguars just not on same level as Brady, Belichick

    The Jacksonville Jaguars frittered away a 10-point fourth-quarter lead in losing 24-20 to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game, yet their unraveling really began in the final 2? minutes of the first half. As Jacksonville threatened to expand a 14-3 lead, New...

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  • AFC Championship Game 2018 Final Score, Highlights from Jaguars vs. Patriots

    In a spectacular finish, the New England Patriots concluded the AFC Championship Game with 14 unanswered points and a 24-20 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Quarterback Tom Brady rose to the occasion in the clutch to lead his team back to the Super Bowl. Jacksonville put New England to the ultimate test with highlight plays on both sides of the ball, but the defending champions did what they do better than any NFL team when trailing in the fourth quarter, per ESPN Stats & Info: In...

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  • Despite Playoff Heroics, Blake Bortles Is Still Just Fool's Gold

    Imagine for a second the Jacksonville Jaguars offense led by Alex Smith. Or Kirk Cousins. Case Keenum can be thrown into the mix, too.   Any of those quarterbacks could have led the Jaguars to the franchise's first Super Bowl. Instead, the team and the offense came up small in the biggest moments with Blake Bortles leading the way. Bortles gave the Jaguars everything he could during the team's recent playoff run, and it wasn't enough.  Yet the organization is prepared to pay the 25-year-old...

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  • Where Did Each of the Losing NFL Playoff Teams Go Wrong?

    There is a maddeningly thin margin for error in the NFL playoffs. All the work a team has done since April—every route run in practice, every bench press in the gym and every hour in the film room—comes down to one game.  There's extra intensity attached to each play and decision in the pressure-packed moments. And that heightened focus gives us plenty to choose from when looking back with the benefit of hindsight and assessing where each losing team went wrong. In some instances, those missteps...

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  • Feisty Jaguars ‘got Tom Bradyed again’

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Jacksonville linebacker Myles Jack put his thumb and forefinger about an inch apart as it sank in for him that the Jaguars had fallen just short - just like the Falcons and the Seahawks and the Rams and so many other New England opponents had before. "Close, man. We were almost there," he said after the Patriots came back to beat Jacksonville 24-20 on Sunday for the franchise's 10th AFC championship. "On the one hand, we could have won the...

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  • The Patriots and Eagles will square off in Super Bowl 52

    Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are going back to the Super Bowl in search of a sixth title. They'll face a Philadelphia Eagles team looking for their first Lombardi Trophy. Brady led the Patriots (15-3) back from a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Jacksonville...

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  • Patriots' defense key to another postseason comeback

    So many times during the Patriots' run of success over the past two decades, the defense was watching as Tom Brady sealed another victory. In Sunday's 24-20 AFC championship victory over the Jacksonville the Patriots' defense got their chance to secure the Patriots' record 10th...

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  • Is Another Super Bowl Win Really a Slam Dunk for Patriots?

    In a fortnight, the New England Patriots will take part in their eighth Super Bowl in a 17-year span. They'll be favored in that game, for obvious Tom Brady- and Bill Belichick-related reasons. But the Pats emerged from their 24-20 AFC championship victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars as a team that might be running low on four-leaf clovers, rabbit feet and whatever else has allowed them to remain dominant during an era in which nobody is supposed to continually succeed.  Sure, the Patriots...

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  • Jaguars collapse seals Patriots' 10th trip to Super Bowl

    Jacksonville linebacker Myles Jack put his thumb and forefinger about an inch apart as it sank in for him that the Jaguars had fallen just short — just like the Falcons and the Seahawks and the Rams and so many other Patriots opponents had before. "Close, man. We were almost there," he said...

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  • Brady, Belichick headed to 8th Super Bowl with Patriots

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Give 'em a hand: Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are heading back to the Super Bowl. Brady shook off a hand injury and threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Danny Amendola with 2:48 remaining, rallying the Patriots to a 24-20 comeback victory over Jacksonville in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday. Brady, wearing a black bandage on his right hand after needing stitches to close a cut that happened on a play at practice last week, showed...

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  • The NFL world is questioning a baffling first-half decision by the Jaguars that may have come back to haunt them

    Kevin C. Cox/Getty The Jacksonville Jaguars blew a 10-point fourth-quarter lead against the New England Patriots on Sunday. The Jaguars' decision to kneel the ball twice with 55 seconds remaining in the first half came back to haunt them. When the Jaguars trailed the Patriots by four with two minutes remaining, they had to score a touchdown, a circumstance that may have been different if they tried to score to end the first half. The New England Patriots overcame a 10-point fourth-quarter...

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  • New England Patriots Top Jacksonville Jaguars 24-20 in AFC Championship

    The quarterback many call the Greatest of All-Time did it again. New England’s Tom Brady rallied his team from a three-point deficit with under three minutes left to send New England to Super Bowl 52 by beating the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-20. CBS play-by-play man Jim Nantz called it a “David vs. Goliath matchup,” and for most of the game, David was winning, as Jacksonville, behind quarterback Blake Bortles and the hard running of Leonard Fournette, kept a lead over the…

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  • AFC Championship Game 2018: Live Stream, Odds Guide for Jaguars vs. Patriots

    The game sure to give would-be bettors the hardest time during these NFL playoffs is far and away the AFC Championship Game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and New England Patriots.  Thank Tom Brady's hand.  Brady suffered a gashed hand injury in practice during the week leading up to the game, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. The uncertainty of the injury has since axed a double-digit line favoring the Patriots at home and moved it closer to a touchdown margin.  After all, the red-hot...

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  • Patriots storm back to knock off Jaguars 24-20, advance to 8th Super Bowl in 17 seasons

    Give 'em a hand: Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are heading back to the Super Bowl. Brady shook off a hand injury and threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Danny Amendola with 2:48 remaining , rallying the Patriots to a 24-20 comeback victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC championship...

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  • Patriots storm back to knock off Jaguars 24-20, advance to 8th Super Bowl in 17 seasons

    Give 'em a hand: Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are heading back to the Super Bowl. Brady shook off a hand injury and threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Danny Amendola with 2:48 remaining , rallying the Patriots to a 24-20 comeback victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC championship...

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  • Jaguars don’t fear Patriots’ history in AFC title matchup

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The week started with a little trash talk from the underdog. The rest of it was dominated by speculation about a certain 40-year-old quarterback's injured throwing hand. Lots of intrigue for the Jaguars and Patriots in Sunday's AFC championship game? New England, the defending Super Bowl champion, is favored heading into its seventh straight conference title game. But the polished veneer it normally displays at this time of year is showing...

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  • AFC Championship Game 2018: Jaguars vs. Patriots Comments and Stat Predictions

    There isn't a word to best classify the AFC Championship Game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and New England Patriots, though "intriguing" is perhaps one of the first that springs to mind for most.  It's not hard to see why. These Jaguars and quarterback Blake Bortles just took down the 13-win Pittsburgh Steelers, spoiling the AFC title game most thought they'd see, all while talking boatloads of trash in the process.  The Patriots are still the Patriots, though an injury Tom Brady suffered in...

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  • Super Bowl 2018: Matchup Predictions and Odds Ahead of Championship Round

    The AFC and NFC conference championships are now just 24 hours away. The Jacksonville Jaguars travel to Foxborough to take on the New England Patriots, while the Philadelphia Eagles play host to the Minnesota Vikings.  A trip to the Super Bowl is on the line for each team this Sunday, as it's win or go home. Before we get into any game analysis and preview, let's take a look at tomorrow's schedule and latest odds for each conference championship game, courtesy of OddsShark. Conference...

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  • Jaguars vs. Patriots: Top Fantasy Bets, Predictions for 2018 AFC Championship

    Neither the New England Patriots nor the Jacksonville Jaguars should expect to light up the scoreboard in Sunday's AFC Championship Game. Both teams advanced past the divisional round by piling on the points. While the Patriots pummeled the Tennessee Titans' helpless secondary, the Jaguars surprisingly won a 45-42 thriller over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Despite those divisional-round results, Jacksonville's suffocating defense should avoid another meltdown. New England, conversely, should adjust...

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  • Jaguars don't fear Patriots' history in AFC title matchup

    The week started with a little trash talk from the underdog . The rest of it was dominated by speculation about a certain 40-year-old quarterback's injured throwing hand . Plenty of intrigue for when the Jaguars and Patriots meet in Sunday's AFC championship game? New...

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  • Jaguars vs. Patriots: Updated Odds, Predictions for AFC Championship Game 2018

    Back in early September it would have sounded comical to predict an AFC Championship Game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and New England Patriots, but here we are.  Tom Brady and Bill Belichick have reached the final round of the AFC playoff bracket for the seventh consecutive season. Meanwhile, the Jaguars reached the postseason this year for the first time since 2007, and are in the AFC Championship Game for the first time since quarterback Mark Brunell led them to the game following the...

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  • Will These Playoffs Change the Way NFL Teams Approach the QB Position?

    Choker. Subpar. Trash. All of that has been publicly said about Blake Bortles this season. Others privately are no kinder, painting the Jaguars quarterback as the NFL version of a dumpster fire. Case Keenum and Nick Foles haven't received a ton of verbal bouquets from players, either. That sets up a nightmare possibility for the NFL: Bortles versus Keenum or Foles in the Super Bowl. When the NFL sees those names, the football equivalent of Javanka, league executives are likely to get sick to...

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  • Jags' Fournette feels fine after ankle injury, fender-bender

    Leonard Fournette was sitting in his wrecked Mercedes-Benz on Interstate-295 earlier this week, waiting for the police to arrive, when he got an unusual request. One of the first responders wanted Jacksonville's rookie running back to sign something. It wasn't a hat, a jersey or a...

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