The real X factor of this postseason is going to come in the Super Bowl. The Jaguars hadn't qualified for the postseason since 2007 and had finished with a non-losing record just once (8-8 in 2010) in the meantime. New England has won three of the previous four meetings, including the 1996 AFC Championship Game which the Patriots won 20-6.
New England will need to expose those holes in the line and pressure Bortles into making mistakes. Lone Jacksonville win was 25-10 in 1998 wild-card round when Tom Coughlin was Jacksonville's coach and Pete Carroll coached New England. The teams last played in Week 3, 2015 (September 27) with the Patriots winning 51-17.
Meanwhile, Philadelphia is playing for the NFC title for the 11th time, but hasn't won it since the 2004 season - when the Eagles went on to lose to the Patriots in the Super Bowl.
Bookmakers Neds still consider New England as $1.25 favourites to take out second consecutive AFC Championship game, with the Jaguars at $4.15.
The 40-year-old has never missed a playoff start during his 18-year career.
Leonard Fournette led the way for the Jaguars on offense with 109 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns. He has 3 1/2 sacks in past two playoff games.
"We'll be ready for next week", defensive tackle Fletcher Cox said. BOUYE and JALEN RAMSEY, defensive end Campbell and defensive tackle MALIK JACKSON.
Brady's name appeared on the injury report as a limited participant in Wednesday's practice because of the injury. The small-market franchise is winless in seven games in Foxborough, Massachusetts, and 1-10 all-time against the Patriots (14-3).
The New England Patriots like to do the same thing every year. To put that in perspective, the Cowboys gave up nearly 21 points a game, and finished No. 13 in the NFL. Coughlin is more or less the GM of the team, while the head coach is Doug Marrone. The Vikings are 4-5 in the club's previous nine appearances. Nearly no one expected them to get this far - and judging by the betting line, few people expect them to get any farther - but they are one of four teams left competing for the two spots in Super Bowl LII, and they will need to get through the five-time champion Patriots to get there. That is tied with Tony Gonzalez and Jason Witten for most among tight ends in National Football League history. Meanwhile, Case Keenum will continue his dream season with the help of Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs, two stud receivers who have combined for over 2,000 yards on the year. No team had more yards on the ground in the regular season than the Jaguars, and only the Los Angeles Chargers allowed more yards per carry than the Patriots.