Fanteractive Game Breakdown for Jacksonville @ New England by JimConnelly

National Football League

Jacksonville (V) vs. New England (H)

Gillette Stadium
Foxboro


Sunday Jan 21,2018 03:05 PM ET

Post Game Analysis by JimConnelly for New England

Post Game Report Card

Overall Team Grades
Overall Team Grade
B+
Overall Offense Grade
A-
Overall Defense Grade
B+
Overall Special Teams
No opinion
Overall Coaching
No opinion
My Player of the Game
Danny Amendola
Game Notes
Patriots fans had to sweat this one out! Closer than we hoped and definitely have to hand it to Jacksonville - they were the real deal! But, in the end, champions find a way to win and the Patriots did just that. They wore down the Jaguars and bottled up the run game late to force the Jags to throw. Then the pressure took over. On offense, it was just classic Patriots!
Player Grades
Player
Pos
Grade
Devin McCourty (32)
SS 
James White (28)
RB 
Matthew Slater (18)
WR 
This kid is still unbelievable on special teams.
Rex Burkhead (34)
RB 
Not much of a factor as a runner
Ryan Allen (6)
Tom Brady (12)
QB 
A- 
Not the sharpest, but he just knows how to just pick you apart!
Advanced Team Grades
Offense
Run Offense (Overall)
C
Passing Offense (Overall)
A-
Moving the Chains
B
Protection
B+
Big Plays
A-
Mistakes
B+
Overall QB Play
A
Game Notes on Offense
Patriots could not run in this game and they gave up on it pretty early. But, with Brady and the short passing game, it is as good as a run game.
Quarterback
A
Running Backs
C
Protection & Blocking
B
Receiving
A-
Analysis Notes
Defense
Passing Game Defense
B
Stopping the Run
A-
Controlling the Line of Scrimmage
B
Forcing Turnovers
B
Big Plays
B+
Mistakes
B+
Game Notes on Defense
Defensive Line
B
Linebackers
A-
Defensive Backs
B
Notes
SPECIAL Teams
Kickoff/Punt Coverage
A
Kicking
A
Punting
A
Special Teams Comments
Easy day for Gostowski. Pats' punter did great and had more work than usual! Slater is still a beast on special teams!
Play of the Game
Coaching Grades
Game Plan
A-
Execution
A-
Game Management
A
Key Decisions
A
Play-Calling
A
Creativity
A-
Comments on Coaching