LaDainian Tomlinson thinks Jaguars could beat the Patriots in playoffs
Troy Taormina / USA Today Sports
The Patriots have been the class of the NFL since the turn of the millennium. This year, their offense is dominant (as usual) and the defense has rounded into form as one of the league's best. The Jacksonville Jaguars, on the other hand, haven't finished above .500 or made the playoffs since 2007. Yet despite their poor quarterback situation and lack of playoff experience, NFL Network analyst LaDainian Tomlinson thinks they could beat the Patriots in the postseason.
“Well, a sleeper team … I can’t believe I’m saying this, but Jacksonville. Just because the way that defense plays and they’re a real physical team.”
Even the show's co-hosts were shocked by his suggestion. Deion Sanders immediately chided Tomlinson to "just stop, man!". Honestly speaking, Primtime is absolutely right. The Jaguars have a top-tier defense, but there's simply no way a team led by Blake Bortles (that just lost to the Cardinals and squeaked by the Browns) can go to Foxborough and beat Tom Brady in the playoffs. Better luck next take, LT.