Myles Jack wins "most important game of his life" as Jags defeat Patriots in Super Bowl LIII
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Myles Jack won the game of his life, and the Jacksonville Jaguars won Super Bowl LIII over the New England Patriots 31-20.
Tons of mental errors and the Patriots inability to stop the Jaguars on crossing patterns made for a long day, and it felt like it was over before it began. New England went down 14-0 early and were down 21-3 at halftime.
Tom Brady and company showed a little life in the second half, getting to within 11 points and a short field after a Kyle Van Noy interception, but Dante Fowler stripped Brady and ended any momentum the Pats had.
Meanwhile, Blake Bortles deserves a ton of credit. The much maligned Jaguars quarterback was 27-of-44 for 367 yards, four touchdowns and an interception. The Jaguars defense did an excellent job of shutting down Rob Gronkowski, limiting him to two catches for 15 yards.
To make matters worse, the Patriots lost Patrick Chung and Trey Flowers to concussions and also lost Deatrich Wise Jr. late in the fourth quarter.
The win for the Jaguars also marked their first regular season victory against New England in their history.
Thankfully, a Week 2 Super Bowl loss can be rectified quickly, as the Pats will travel to Detroit to face old friends Matt Patricia, LeGarrette Blount and a reeling Lions squad on Sunday night in what is probably the biggest game of their lives.