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Who would the Patriots rather Face Pitt or Jacksonville?

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  1. 1. Who would the Patriots rather Face in the AFC Championship?

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    • Jaguars
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I think they would rather face Pitt more than the Jags 

Patriots have had the Steelers number for a long time now. 

Jacksonville has one of the best defenses Brady has seen in a long time.

Probably since Denver Broncos the year they won it. 

Edited by mdonnelly21

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Just now, DirtyDez said:

They would rather face Blake Bortles.  Next question.

Yeah, I don't think Bortles stands much of a chance against 11 men.

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The Jaguars, Bellicheck would make Bortles look like....Normal Bortles? It wouldn't be pretty

 

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I thought about this directly after I had made it. 

But yeah, being that Bortles can single handily make a SB type of team which this Jags team is get blown out, I suppose I could understand why people would say they would rather face Jags.

However, Brady just doesn't have great success rate against historically elite defenses. Bortles would have to play at least average and no TO's though which is a big if. 

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I think the steelers offense is capable of outscoring the pats while the jags are capable of smothering brady and the pats offense

its a toss up

wish we could join into one team and face them together .. still keep the steeler name and uniforms tho

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Just now, August4th said:

I think the steelers offense is capable of outscoring the pats

Not if the same Roethlisberger shows up for these playoffs that's been showing up for every postseason since their last Super Bowl win.

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Jaguars imo. I really think that the Patriots would have still beat the 2015 Broncos at home. Hell I think the Patriots would have beat the Broncos in that game had they not missed that PAT because the defense was gassing and would not have survived overtime even in their home stadium. Also I think Bortles can be goaded into mistakes and be rendered into a no factor. 

The Steelers at full health have too many x factors with Brown and Bell. The Patriots haven't played a Steelers squad with Ben/Brown/Bell since 2013 which was Bell's rookie year and worst year. In 2015 Bell was suspended in the season opener, in 2016 Ben was injured during the regular season, Bell was injured in the post season. In 2017 Brown got injured during the game. If all 3 are on the field it could be a lot for the Patriots defense to handle. 

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I’ll repost what I said in our forum. 

Even though it’s burned me in the past, I’ll say that I trust Brady and the offense more than I trust this defense - give me the weaker offensive team. 

I like Brady’s ability to score 14 points against Jacksonville more than I like our defense holding Pittsburgh’s offense in check (even though we’ve done it before). 

Both teams could beat New England. I’d just feel better about the Jags than the Steelers. Plus, even if NE loses to Jacksonville, I can finally root for another AFC team in the SB that isn’t Ben, Flacco, or Manning.

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5 minutes ago, candyman93 said:

One has a future HOF QB and the other team has Blake Bortles.

Playoff Roethlisberger is not good.

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I'll trust the team that has an actual  QB, plus sooner than later Big Ben has to have a good playoff game?

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It's a QB league.  Unless Bortles channels his inner 2007/2011 Eli or 2012 Flacco, the Steelers are the obvious choice.  Now, if he could do that, the Jags become my choice because I think their D is that much better than the Steelers.

It is too difficult for defenses to shut down top-notch offenses for consecutive weeks unless they can put up a reasonable amount of points.  And no one trusts Bortles to do that.

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