FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Patriots fans can bask in the glory of Tom Brady's nearly perfect performance. They can revel in their team's continued march to perfection as New England improved to 17-0 on Saturday night with a victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
What they can't take pleasure in was the awful pass defense displayed by the home team during a 31-20 victory at Gillette Stadium.
If Saturday night was any indication, the Indianapolis Colts better fall to the San Diego Chargers on Sunday or a serious snowstorm needs to wreak havoc on next Sunday's AFC Championship game to slow down Peyton Manning and his offense. If not, the game could come down to who gets the ball last.
The Patriots defense was out of sorts against a team that wasn't strong in the passing game (ranked 20th in the regular season). New England allowed Jacksonville quarterback David Garrard to complete 22 of 33 passes for 278 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.Read More »from Pats' pass defense spotty