A visit to Super Bowl LII was proper there for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
But as he’d accomplished so many instances earlier than, Tom Brady turned in some late-game heroics because the New England Patriots erased a 10-point fourth quarter deficit to earn an exhilarating 24-20 AFC Championship Game win over the Jags.
While over-aggressiveness typically results in expensive errors, Jacksonville was noticeably conservative with its playcalling within the latter phases of the sport, which opened the door for the Patriots to mount their comeback. Looking again on what transpired, Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey needs his staff would have allowed quarterback Blake Bortles to let it fly a little bit more.
“I think in crunch time moments, like last year’s playoff game — not as a team, because we would have trusted him — but I think as an organization, we should have trusted him more to keep throwing it,” Ramsey mentioned in an interview with GQ. “We kinda got complacent and conservative. And I think that’s why we lost. We started running it on first and second down, throwing it on third down, every single time we were out there. (The Patriots) caught on to that.”
Bortles turned in a positive efficiency, finishing 23-of-36 passes for 293 yards with one landing. But who is aware of, possibly a number of extra cross performs might have lifted the Jaguars to their first Super Bowl look in franchise historical past.
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