The Jacksonville Jaguars' incredible 2017 season was brought to an end last weekend when they lost 24-20 to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough.
It was the first time the Jaguars have made an AFC title game appearance since 1999, but unfortunately for them, it didn't have a happy ending. At one point in the game though, it looked like it would be a great day for the AFC South team.
At one point in the fourth quarter, Jacksonville was ahead 20-10 in the game, but then they blew their opportunity to make it to the Super Bowl when Tom Brady turned up for New England's offense late in the game.
Despite facing one of the best defenses in the NFL, the Patriots quarterback finished with 26-of-38 passing attempts completed for 290 yards and two touchdowns, helping the Patriots achieve a 24-20 come-from-behind victory.
Considering Brady is one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, the Jaguars should have seen a New England comeback coming, but only one of their players tried to warn the others about this possibility. Jalen Ramsey.
NFL Films’ Sound FX picked up Ramsey's first-half conversation on the bench with Tashaun Gipson as he told his teammate that they can’t let the Patriots come back. The conversation took place at the 1:48 mark in the video further down in this article.
He said: “When they score, one thing we gotta do that we ain’t been doing well is keep going out there pressuring. Keep putting that pressure on them. We get up and we let them come back, bro. We let them come back, bro … WE let them.”
He would repeat that sentiment at the 3:44 mark as well, saying: “Every time, it happens." Sure enough, the final score of the game reflected what Ramsey thought would happen, as the Patriots achieve a 24-20 come-from-behind win over the Jaguars.
New England will now play in the Super Bowl for the eighth time in the Brady era against the Philadelphia Eagles at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota on February 4. Jacksonville, on the other hand, will have a long off-season to think about the 'what if's' but their defense shows there's a lot of promise for this franchise in the future.News Now - Sport News