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Boston TV Station Tweets Out About The Patriots Win to Advance to Super Bowl LII – Using a Picture of Aaron Hernandez

In the ‘HOLY CRAP’ department after the Pats AFC Title win over the Jaguars, one Boston TV station might be looking for a new social media person after the tweet they sent out following the game.

WCVB-TV in Boston tweeted out a simple headline promoting that the Pats had beaten the Jags and were headed to the Super Bowl.

All good – right?

Not so fast, as for some wild reason, the picture they used to support their headline featured late Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who hung himself in April as he was serving a life sentence for a murder conviction.

Yes the tweet was deleted by the TV station, but not before it went viral on the net and was screenshot by a number of people.

It’s the Patriots and Eagles in Super Bowl LII; Pats Open as Early Favorites to Win a 6th Title

The Patriots opponent for Super Bowl LII in Minnesota in two weeks is set – as the fellow number one seed Philadelphia Eagles took care of business Sunday night in Philly, pounding the Minnesota Vikings 38-7.

It’s a rematch of Super Bowl XXXIX back on February 6, 2005, a game that saw the Patriots beat the Eagles 24-21 for their second straight title.

Oddly enough that day was also the last game for Patriots DC Romeo Crennel, and OC Charlie Weiss, much like Super Bowl LII will be the last game for DC Matt Patrica and OC Josh McDaniels as they will leave the team to coach the Lions and Colts right after.

The early sports book lines have the Patriots opening as little as 5.5 point favorites, and up to as much as seven point favorites.

Backs Against the Wall; Patriots Do What They Do Best, Punch Their Ticket to Super Bowl LII with 24-20 Win Over Jaguars

It didn’t go exactly as planned, but the Patriots, as they normally do, did enough to pull out a 24-20 win Sunday afternoon over the very game Jacksonville Jaguars to punch yet another ticket to the Super Bowl.

The Pats will take on the NFC Champion Philadelphia Eagles, a rematch of their third Super Bowl win back in the 2004 season – a game that oddly enough was played in Jacksonville.

The 24-20 win couldn’t have been possible without the play of – who else – Tom Brady, who anchored two huge drives in the fourth quarter after the Pats trailed the Jags 20-10.

The talk all week was about Brady’s hand, which you could see was bothering him, but at the end of the day he made the throws, and after the game coach Bill Belichick said that Brady’s hand will be just fine for the Title game in two weeks.

“I mean, look, Tom did a great job and he’s a tough guy,” Belichick said. “We all know that, alright? But, we’re not talking about open-heart surgery here.”

Brady finished Sunday’s game 26 of 38 for 290 yards and two touchdowns, both of which came in the fourth quarter to Danny Amendola, the second of which was the game-winner.

“I think it kind of sounds arrogant to say, ‘Oh, yeah, it bothered me,’ when you have a pretty good game. So I won’t say it,” Brady said of the hand, smiling.

Before that there was plenty of tension in the stadium, as the Jags outplayed the Pats in every way, and after the Pats lost tight end Rob Gronkowski with a concussion in the first half, and facing the league’s number two defense overall, number one against the pass, it looked bleak.

But per usual that’s when Brady is at his best, with his back against the wall, and as he normally does – he stepped up and delivered.

The first TD pass to Amendola came with 8:53 left, and then after another quick and effective drive downfield, the pair did it again, this time with 2:56 left.

That was enough for the Pats D, as they stopped Jaguars QB Blake Bortles, and for the 54th time in his career, the Pats had another comeback under Brady, and another trip to the Super Bowl.

Of those 54 winning drives by Brady, 11 have come in the playoffs, an amazing feat that surely will never be outdone or seen again in our lifetime.

Report: Brady Can’t Take Center Snaps, Doesn’t Know How Far or Well He Can Throw

Everyone wants to talk about the situation with the hand of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady – and if it’s going to impact him on Sunday during the AFC Title Game against the Jaguars.

From the report below, things do not sound good for the quarterback, as this latest report says that Brady can’t take snaps from center, or throw the ball with much zip.

The New England Patriots have been actively downplaying the ?hand injury suffered by quarterback Tom Brady this past Wednesday.

However, it may be panic time for the Pats.

Tom E. Curran of NBC Sports Boston reports that it was not just a cut suffered by a teammates helmet with required four stitches that’s nagging TB12. In that same practice, Brady’s right thumb reportedly “bent back badly” during a handoff. The ball then got caught between the webbing between the quarterback’s index finger and thumb, which resulted in the cut.

As a result, Brady did not take any snaps under center during practice reps on Friday.?

While Brady did not take snaps, he did throw the ball. Yet, Curran states, he “[has] no idea how hard, how far or how accurately” Brady can throw.

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Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey Says Pats TE Rob Gronkowski “Hasn’t Played a Corner Like Me Before”

In Sunday’s AFC Championship Game, Jaguars All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey will have to back up his fighting words against perhaps his toughest matchup this season: New England Patriots superhuman Rob Gronkowski.

Ramsey, to no one’s surprise, is not intimidated in the slightest, Jeremy Bergman of NFL.com reports.

“He hasn’t played a corner like me before,” he told reporters Friday. When asked exactly what he meant by the statement, Ramsey quickly replied, “Everything.”

This bold claim comes on the heels of Ramsey proclaiming to a sympathetic crowd in Jacksonville last Sunday that the Jags were “going to the Super Bowl. And we gonna win that b—-. We gonna win that b—-,” adding “Duuuuuuuuvalllll” for needed emphasis.

Wednesday AFC Championship Game Injury Report – Jacksonville Jaguars vs New England Patriots

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS at NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday S Tashaun Gipson (foot), G Patrick Omameh (illness)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday S Barry Church (shoulder), RB Leonard Fournette (ankle), DT Malik Jackson (ankle)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday QB Blake Bortles (right wrist), LB Paul Posluszny (abdomen)
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Practice Report
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday QB Tom Brady (right hand), DT Alan Branch (knee), RB Rex Burkhead (knee), RB Mike Gillislee (knee), LaAdrian Waddle (knee)

Patriots Don’t Seem to Care About Jaguars Jalen Ramsey’s Super Bowl Guarantee

As they normally do when the opposition says something you might post on a bulletin board, the Patriots reacted diplomatically Monday to Jacksonville’s Jalen Ramsey guaranteeing his team is “going to the Super Bowl and we gonna win that b—-,” the Associated Press reports.

“Man, that guy’s really good,” said a smiling Pro Bowl special teamer Matthew Slater, asked to react to Ramsey. “He should be confident, because he’s very, very good.

“The good lord made that guy and he said, ‘let there be corner’ and there he is, so I’d be confident if I were him as well.”

That’s just the way the Patriots, who never say anything negative about their opponents, handle these things.

Safety Duron Harmon, asked the same question, said, “Hey, man, Jalen Ramsey’s a good player. He talks a lot of trash, that’s part of his game and you can’t take it away from him. He’s confident — he should be confident in his team. He has a really good football team.

“The top two AFC teams are left and he’s a part of one of them, so his approach to the game is different than ours, but we can’t knock him for it,” Harmon said. “We know they’re going to come ready to play and we just gotta match their type of physicality, and also just their emotion and their readiness to get ready to play.”