New England vs Jacksonville Wrap - New England Wins 23-16
|New England vs Jacksonville Wrap - New England Wins 23-16|
New England got 2 scoring strikes from Tom Brady en route to a 23-16 victory over Jacksonville on Sunday in Week 16 action at EverBank Field.
New England did not, however, defeat the Jaguars against the spread, which closed at 14 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 51.5.
Stevan Ridley rushed for 84 yards, while Wes Welker added 9 yards in the win. Wes Welker and Brandon Lloyd added 88 and 62 receiving yards respectively.
Montell Owens rushed for 42 yards for Jacksonville, while Richard Murphy added 29 yards. Chad Henne threw for 348 yards for the Jaguars, while receivers Jordan Shipley and Justin Blackmon had 82 and 79 yards respectively.
Jacksonville outgained New England 436-349 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 23-22 by the Patriots.
New England lost the time of possession battle 32:35/27:25, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
New England looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Dolphins. The Jaguars will aim to get back on the winning track at Tennessee.