If Twitter were any indication, the Jaguars have been playing with a first-grader at quarterback all season. Now they’re getting help from actual children.
Leading up to Sunday’s AFC Championship Game against the favored Patriots, a first-grade classroom from nearby Bolles School sent Marrone a game plan on how to beat the Patriots. The booklet had a drawing of Blake Bortles on the cover along with the weirdly cocky message: Dear Jags, Want to beat the Patriots? Here’s how……… Advice from your #1 fans in Bolles First Grade!!
Here’s my question: Did the NFL know Triplette was retiring before this game? And did Triplette get a playoff game BECAUSE he was retiring? Triplette had not been assigned a playoff game since the 2013 season, according to Pro-Football-Reference.
It seems extremely coincidental that Triplette would get a playoff game for his final assignment after failing to grade well enough during the previous three seasons to earn one. If you’re a Chiefs fan, you should be upset at the way Andy Reid handled play calling down the stretch, but you should also be asking a lot of questions about the NFL’s decision to give Triplette a playoff game.
Minkah Fitzpatrick, CB, Alabama. The Colts are the wild card of the early selections in this draft, and they go secondary to fortify their defense. With Fitzpatick and Malik Hooker, Indianapolis will have two young and dynamic defensive backs to counter Deshaun Watson and Marcus Mariota.
The NFC and AFC Championship Games in the NFL playoffs on Sunday will attract bets from average Joes to professional bettors. The Patriots are 7.5-point favorites over the Jaguars after the line opened at 8.5, and the Vikings are three-point favorites over the Eagles. The Over-Under, or total number of points Vegas think will be scored, is 39 for Vikings-Eagles and 45.5 for Jaguars-Patriots.
With two eye-popping games and NFL odds already on the move, you need to know what SportsLine’s advanced computer model is picking.
With a 181-83 record, SportsLine is beating nearly every expert tracked on NFLPickWatch for the second straight season.