PATRIOTS HAVE HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO WIN AFC EAST TITLE
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Patriots' defence was alive when Defensiveend Jarvis Green's sack forced Jax Quarterback David Garrard's fumble into patriots' recover at 1:55 to end when New England Patriots edged out Jacksonvill Jaguards on week 16 of NFL to earn the division title with eleven wins. On Christmas Eve, Jaguards stood on the difficult way to the wild card births.
Both teams were known as good defensive team to allow few points per game. Impessive for me, the fact showed their strength to defend well that Patriots QB Tom Brady rushed ten attempts for 31 yards while he had done 17 yds of 38 att. this season. But Brady and Garrard were good enough to complete passes to extend the lead. Brady shotguned twice to Tightend David Thomas for long gains in 3Q, while after that both team kickers failed long yard field goal attempts, Garrard made a deep pass to Widereceiver Ernest Wilford towards touchdown in the same quarter.
Remaining just one game, Jax, eight wins, is trailing Denver and New York Jets both of nine wins with Cincinnati, Tennessee and Kansas City. When I'll listen to the bell for a New Year, Jaguards will find the way clear, I expect.
New England 24-21 Jacksonville (24 Dec)
(03-00)2Q FG Gostkowski 48 yd
(03-07)2Q TD Jones-Drew 74 yd run with e.p. made
(10-07)2Q TD Dillon 1 yd run with e.p. made
(17-07)3Q TD Thomas 22 yd catch with e.p. made
(17-14)3Q TD Jones-Drew 1 yd run with e.p. made
(24-14)4Q TD Maroney 27 yd run with e.p. made
(24-21)4Q TD Jones 33 yd catch with e. p. made