* David Givens has now scored a touchdown in six straight playoff games, the second longest streak in NFL history (John Stallworth, 8).
* With two touchdown passes tonight, quarterback Tom Brady has now thrown 13 career playoff TD passes, against just three interceptions. As of halftime, Brady had thrown just three career playoff interceptions while attempting 321 postseason passes. His playoff rate of one interception per 107 attempts (as of halftime) is an NFL record.
* Eugene Wilson forced a fumble with a big hit on Jacksonville running back Alvin Pearman in the second quarter, and Richard Seymour pounced on the loose ball to give the Patriots possession. The takeaway was the fourth for Wilson in his last three playoff games, including tonight. He also recorded two interceptions in the 2004 AFC Championship Game and forced a fumble (that was recovered by Randall Gay) in Super Bowl XXXIX.
* Wide receiver Troy Brown recorded his second career playoff touchdown reception on an 11-yard grab from Tom Brady in the second quarter to give the Patriots a 7-0 lead.
* The Patriots led the Jaguars at halftime, 7-3. New England is 41-1 in its last 42 regular-season and playoff games when leading at the half.