January 13, 2008

LIKE NOT NUKING MOSCOW:

Patriots ride Brady into AFC title game (Christopher L. Gasper, January 12, 2008, Boston Globe)

The Jaguars had the game plan and followed it with almost flawless precision. Jacksonville limited big plays, took Randy Moss out of the game, and put together long scoring drives.

But almost doesn't get it done against the Patriots because for the 17th straight time this season they found a way to win.

This time, it was a patient and precise Tom Brady picking Jacksonville apart, an inspired Laurence Maroney, who had the first 100-yard rushing game of his playoff career (22 carries, 122 yards), running through them, and a fired-up Patriots defense that contained Maurice Jones-Drew and Fred Taylor.


Actually, it was Jack Del Rio who contained Jones-Drew, for which all of New England thanks him.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 13, 2008 9:11 AM
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