Patriots RB Rex Burkhead expected to play vs. Jaguars


Up Next: There is only one more victory needed for the New England Patriots to return to the Super Bowl, but it will have to come in the AFC Championship over the Jacksonville Jaguars or Pittsburgh Steelers. They barely managed sixty yards on the ground against the Bills.

"The reality of the National Football League is what we did this week will have nothing to do with what happens next week", he added. Still, I'm crossing my fingers and toes and taking the Steelers in a solid performance, 27-17. If Jacksonville can keep the Steelers offense in check twice and force miracle touchdown catches, I'm sure they can give a Pats offense that doesn't have almost the same explosive weapons an issue. They have lots of incentive to leave it all on the field today without looking forward to the possible matchup next week in Foxboro.

Both games are on Sunday. Sure, the offense racked up a lot of points, but it was the defense that took control of this game and earned the victory.

Jacksonville went up 21-0 before the Steelers began their comeback, although Bortles wouldn't let his team give up its lead. Minnesota has every reason in the world to be confident.

Jaguars at Patriots, 3:05 pm EST. They are 6-1 in AFC title tilts at home. Their D is nearly impossible to rush against for many yards and their secondary has kept most red zone attempts from scoring a TD. New Orleans, in case you didn't notice, has been punching well above their weight class lately. "But if they do, their offense is great".

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Corey Clement led everybody with a career-high five catches, and Alshon Jeffery was the leading receiver with 61 yards. But they were confident in their game plan even without star quarterback Carson Wentz .

"I think it's going to be whoever scores the most", Davis said.

On the other hand, the Patriots have a lot of experience and plenty of talent that goes beyond just Brady.

The Patriots are also 4-0 against the spread in their last four playoff games and are a flawless 5-0 against the number in their last five home playoff games, which includes Saturday night's 13.5-point cover versus Tennessee. Minnesota held the high-flying Rams to seven points in US Bank Stadium. The Jaguars are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 meetings in New England, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings and the home team is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 meetings.

The versatile James White, who missed the final two games of the regular season because of an ankle injury, returned Saturday and scored two touchdowns.

Next Sunday, the Eagles will host either Minnesota or New Orleans for the conference crown.