Final: Patrick Chung picked off two passes, including one as time was expiring in the end zone, to preserve a 23-16 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Tom Brady was 24 of 41 on the day with 267 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions. His two interceptions both came in the first quarter, allowing the Jaguars to build a 13-3 lead before the Patriots scored 20 unanswered points.
Wes Welker caught 10 passes for 88 yards and a touchdown and Stevan Ridley had 18 carries for 84 yards. Danny Woodhead had two catches for 38 yards and a touchdown.
1:09 4th quarter: Patriots 23, Jaguars 16—Tom Brady was sacked on third down by the Jaguars’ Tyson Alualu, forcing a Patriots punt with a little more than a minute remaining in the game.
Jacksonville has no timeouts remaining.
3:14 4th quarter: Patriots 23, Jaguars 16—On fourth down at the Patriots’ 10-yard line, Chandler Jones hit Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne as he was throwing the ball, affecting his throw enough for Patrick Chung to intercept and return the pass for 27 yards.
The interception killed an 11-play drive by the Jaguars to help the Patriots seal the game.
7:48 4th quarter: Patriots 23, Jaguars 16—The Patriots went three-and-out, giving the Jaguars an opportunity to tie the game.
A first down pass to Brandon Lloyd looked like a catch, but was bobbled when Lloyd went to the ground and ruled incomplete. On 3d-and-6, Tom Brady couldn’t hit Aaron Hernandez as he was making his way toward the sideline.
8:42 4th quarter: Patriots 23, Jaguars 16—The Jaguars cut the Patriots’ lead down to a touchdown with a 42-yard field goal by Josh Scobee, his third field goal of the game.
The Patriots can seal the game with a lengthy touchdown drive to follow.
14:15 4th quarter: Patriots 23, Jaguars 13—Wes Welker caught a magnificent 25-yard pass from Tom Brady over the middle of the field. Brady led him enough where he had to practically dive for it even though he was wide open. Brady came back to Welker for a 2-yard touchdown as the Patriots opened a 10-point lead on the Jaguars in the fourth quarter.
It was a 9-play, 59-yard drive where Welker touched the ball three times, including a 9-yard reverse.
3:42 3d quarter: Patriots 16, Jaguars 13—Brandon Deaderick deflected a Chad Henne pass on third down as the Patriots forced the Jaguars punt after three plays.
5:04 3d quarter: Patriots 16, Jaguars 13—Tom Brady was sacked twice in a row, the first of which was a 15-yard helmet-to-helmet penalty on Jeremy Mincey. But the 7-yard loss on the next play proved to be too much for the Patriots to salvage the drive. Brady couldn’t connect with Wes Welker on a 3d-and-10 after a toss to Brandon Lloyd to get back to the original line of scrimmage.
Russell Allen and C.J. Mosley were credited with the other sack on Brady.
6:45 3d quarter: Patriots 16, Jaguars 13—Sitting back in zone coverage, Patriots cornerback Marquice Cole was able to step in front of a Jaguars receiver for a an interception.
8:51 3d quarter: Patriots 16, Jaguars 13—The Jaguars just held the Patriots to their second three-and-out of the game. Tom Brady was pressured on third down and threw an incomplete pass to Deion Branch.
9:40 3d quarter: Patriots 16, Jaguars 13—Trevor Scott and Rob Ninkovich got pressure on Chad Henne to force another Jacksonville punt in the third quarter and give the Patriots a chance to extend their lead.
Kyle Arrington was flagged for pass interference on the drive, giving the Jaguars five yards on a third down.
11:44 3d quarter: Patriots 16, Jaguars 13—Stephen Gostkowski kicked his third field goal of the day, a 38-yard attempt, as the Patriots took the lead over the Jaguars. Tom Brady completed three passes to Brandon Lloyd for 39 yards on the drive. A tipped pass attempt to Danny Woodhead by the Jaguars’ Jeremy Mincey prevented a Patriots touchdown on third down.
End of the 2d quarter: Patriots 13, Jaguars 13—The first half comes to a close with the game knotted after four field goals and a couple of touchdowns.
The Patriots’ two turnovers, both Tom Brady interceptions, turned into two Josh Scobee field goals for the Jaguars. Chad Henne threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to rookie wide receiver Justin Blackmon to start the game and Tom Brady tied it up with a 14-yard TD pass to Danny Woodhead.
Brady is 14 of 24 for 124 yards and a touchdown. He has a 58.0 quarterback rating right now. Henne is 15 of 24 for 210 yards and a touchdown. He has a 104.5 quarterback rating. Continued...