2) PATRIOTS @ JAGUARS
The Patriots will pay a visit to the Jaguars home-field in their first meeting since New England defeated Jacksonville in the AFC championship game.
The game lived up to the hype with the Jaguars giving the Patriots a run for their money. The vaunted Jacksonville defense kept the game in doubt until deep into the fourth quarter.
Trash talk and intensity were in abundance. Jalen Ramsey was mouthing off to any and every Patriot player he came in contact with, including Brady during pre-game warm-ups, further fueling his teammates to not fear New England.
Despite their bravado, Brady once again worked his magic in the final three minutes of the game with a clutch touchdown throw to Danny Amendola.
After surrendering the lead, the Jaguars had one last chance to win the game but Blake Bortles could not make enough plays to drive his offense down the field.
Nevertheless, Jacksonville proved that they are a worthy foe in the AFC with a defense to be reckoned with now and in the future.
This game will be a litmus test for what to expect later in the playoffs if these two contenders meet once again.