New England Patriots vs Jacksonville Jaguars [PREVIEW]
Sunday, December 23 – Pre-game starts @ 10:00am LIVE on B98.5. You can also hear the pre-game and post game live on your smartphone or computer.
Spread: New England by 14.5
Forecast: Temperatures in the 60s
Records: Patriots (Overall: 10-4; AFC East 5-0); Jaguars (Overall: 2-12; AFC South: 0-5)
Past results: Two most recent meetings — Dec. 12, 2009: Patriots 35, Jaguars 7. Jan. 12, 2008: Patriots 31, Jaguars 20. Series record: Patriots hold an 8-1 edge.
New England Patriots at Jacksonville Jaguars — 1 P.M.
EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Fla.
New England is still in the hunt for a first-round playoff bye, but they’ll need help. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been nearly flawless while guiding the NFL’s highest-scoring offense to a 36.1 points per game average. The Jaguars yield 394.1 total yards per game, the most in the AFC. Jacksonville has been more consistent with Chad Henne at quarterback, but the Jaguars still average just 15.6 points and 284.1 total yards per game, both totals rank next-to-last in the NFL. The Patriots run defense ranks 11th in the league, but its pass defense is the AFC’s worst, yielding 270.4 yards per game.