The New England Patriots will host the Jacksonville Jaguars in an AFC Conference Vegas odds matchup at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro MA on January 21st 3:05pm ET. The Patriots (-480) plowed over the Tennessee Titans in a 35-14 victory. Now New England his headed for their seventh straight AFC championship game and twelfth of all time as the Vegas odds betting favorite.
The New England Patriots QB Tom Brady broke yet another record. He is now the oldest quarterback to ever win a postseason game. Brady with 35 of 53 complete passes for 337 yards and 3 touchdowns showed up some remarkable playing. RB Dion Lewis rushed for 62 yards and finished with another 79 passing yards. TE Rob Gronkowski had 81 receiving yards and a touchdowns. RB Brandon Bolden was back rushing untouched into the end zone for 6. The NFL betting stats clearly showed the Patriots defense played like a championship team. They held Mariota and the Titans to 254 passing yards and 2 touchdowns with the rushing side of the game seeing similar NFL stats. Mariota could not get away from the defense as they sacked him time after time pushing the Titans further and further back. The Patriots now have to win against the Jaguars to gain the right to play in the 2018 Super Bowl in Minnesota on February 4th. The Vegas odds makers listed the favorite as New England Patriots at -9 (-120) and the Jacksonville Jaguars as the road dogs at +9(EVEN). For the over/under bettor the game total is 46 1/2(-110).
The Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles showed us that he is ready for the playoffs in their win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bortles relied on the ground game and passed for 214 yards and 1 touchdown with an additional 35 rushing yards. Leonard Fournette led the game play with a diving score that set the pace. Jaguars linebacker Myles Jack picked off Roethlisberger which led to another Fournette score. Ben was strip sacked and linebacker Telvin Smith ran it in for another score. After the half, Roethlisberger and the Steelers came out with a vengeance but it was a little too late. Roethlisberger threw for 469 yards but couldn't seal the deal. RB Fournette put 109 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns on the books. Tommy Bohanon added a receiving touchdown on his one reception of the day. The Jaguars (+340) might just be a team to watch out for when the come to Foxboro. Patriots fans don't worry because they know their team is ready for any team.
What do you think will happen? Will Brady and the Patriots go to Minnesota or will Bortles and the Jaguars run over the Patriots like they did the Steelers?