Five minutes remaining in the game, the Patriots down by three, and they had the ball. This just seemed like a moment made for Tom Brady and like he always does, he marched his team down the field and found Danny Amendola in the back of the end zone for an acrobatic touchdown.

The Patriots took the lead 24-20. Blake Bortles and the Jacksonville offense took their shot maneuvering their way down the field and pushed the ball to the New England 38 yard line.

Unfortunately for the Jaguars, Bortles was pressured, sacked, fumbled, recovered by the Jags, and left them behind the eight ball.

3rd and 19, Bortles picks up five yards and was faced with a 4th and 14. Game on the line.

Bortles steps up to avoid the rush and throws a pretty good ball to Dede Westbrook but Stephon Gilmore reaches out and knocks the ball harmlessly to the ground.

From there the Patriots got the ball back and were able to pick up a first down and salt away the rest of the clock. That 1st down solidified their spot in Super Bowl LII as they defeat the Jaguars, 24-20.

The Jaguars competed, Blake Bortles played about as good a three quarters you could have asked, and the defense was able to pressure Brady a bit. The Jags were even able to hold the lead for the majority of this game.

However, when it was all said and done, the team that we're most used to being successful when the game is on the line was able to find a way to do it again.


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