They've got good players.
Cole had the key block on Westbrook's big play that sealed the victory and is proving to be the team's go-to receiver.
New England running backs were largely shut down in the teams' last meeting in the AFC championship game. The Jaguars outplayed and outcoached the Bill Belichick and Tom Brady Patriots. While Gronk wasn't matched up against Ramsey primarily - it was Jaguars safety Tashaun Gipson who took the tight end out of the game - Gronk gave the Jaguars defense their credit, and vowed to play better. Lined up for a punt midway through the fourth quarter, on fourth and one at their own 18, Telvin Smith jumped offside, but the left end failed to touch him while offside and thus denying the Patriots a gift first down down 24-13 and rallying. Cole had 116 yards receiving to go along with the sick one-handed catch he made. Still, even with Fournette sidelined, expect New England to stack the box and dare Bortles to beat them. I seem to recall the last time the Patriots played at Jacksonville, the Patriots barely held on to beat a Chad Henne led Jags team.
The last time the Patriots didn't win at least 12 games in a season was 2009, where they went 10-6. The Lions are having problems getting used to his coaching style and have dropped their first two games, including a 48-24 home loss to the Jets in the season opener.
Excuse the Jaguars if they don't enjoy the win a little longer than the normal 24-hour period that is allotted to wins before putting the game behind them and focusing on the next opponent.
If Campbell doesn't play, rookie and first-round draft pick Taven Bryan likely would make his first career start. He was replaced by T.J. Yeldon, who tallied 51 rushing yards. Flowers was injured in the first quarter when he collided with teammate Keionta Davis.
Despite the loss of our left tackle, Cam Robinson, the offensive line played well together.
Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette will not play against the Patriots on Sunday due to a hamstring injury, ESPN's Jeff Darlington reports. James White was the leading receiver for the Patriots with seven catches for 73 yards.
Patriots: Play at Detroit, where former New England defensive coordinator Matt Patricia is now the head coach.