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The “Biggest Gut-Punch Loss” in Jaguars History? SI Goes Back To 2008 for Their Pick

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Sports Illustrated has put out a piece on the “Biggest gut-punch loss” for each and every franchise, the Jags included.

The game that the author the piece, Doug Farrar, picked is an interesting one – the teams 2008 playoff loss to the Patriots, a game that saw the undefeated Pats top the Jags led by Byron Leftwich.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Jan. 12, 2008, AFC divisional round—Patriots 31, Jaguars 20

Outside of the Giants, who played them close in the regular season and beat them in Super Bowl XLII, the 2007 Patriots may have found their most serious challenge in the divisional round of their 18–1 season when they faced the Jaguars. Jacksonville kept the game close until the third quarter, when Tom Brady faked that a snap went directly to running back Kevin Faulk and instead threw a six-yard touchdown pass to Wes Welker for the go-ahead score. Brady was at his most efficient, completing 26 of 28 passes for 262 yards and three touchdowns on short passes while the Jags put half their defense on Randy Moss. That was the last time the Jaguars made the postseason.

While this was a tough loss, most would pick to the loss to the Titans in the AFC Title Game in 1999, a loss that was the 3rd of the season to Tennessee, and their only 3 losses of the season.

 


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One Response to “The “Biggest Gut-Punch Loss” in Jaguars History? SI Goes Back To 2008 for Their Pick”

  1. Berdj J. Rassam says:

    Yes, that was a tough loss for the Jags.

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