Blake Bortles and the Jaguars shocked the NFL world Sunday afternoon with a definitive victory over the New England Patriots and Tom Brady.
Bortles threw for 377 yards and four touchdowns in the 31-20 game even without running back Leonard Fournette towing the team score. It was undoubtedly one of the best of his pro career.
In the 2017 postseason, the Jaguars hosted New England in the AFC Title game and had their #Duuuval hype machine shut down after Brady edged a 24-20 score.
Brady threw a 24/35 completion rating for 234 yards and two touchdowns Sunday with trouble connecting on line drives down the field thanks to the Jacksonville defense. While only recording two sacks and three tackles, the Jaguars’ secondary pressured the Super Bowl champion throughout the matchup.
The Jaguars made it to their first postseason birth in more than ten years in 2017 and had a fighting chance at making it to their first-ever Super Bowl. Only one score away in the AFC Championship (already with a win against New England that August), the new AFC-favorite just might claim round two.
Jacksonville (2-0 regular season) hosts the Titans Sunday at 1 p.m.