Everything you need to know before the Patriots-Jaguars game

The Pats are in Jacksonville this Sunday for Week 2.

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Patriots wide receivers Danny Amendola (80) and Chris Hogan (15) celebrate Amendola's game-winning reception in the 2018 AFC Championship against the Jacksonvile Jaguars. Barry Chin/Globe Staff

Patriots (1-0) at Jaguars (1-0)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS

Opening line – Pick-em

Record vs. spread – Patriots 1-0, Jaguars 1-0

Series record – Patriots lead 11-1

Last meeting – Patriots beat Jaguars 24-20 in AFC championship game, Jan. 21, 2018

Last week – Patriots beat Texans 27-20; Jaguars beat Giants 20-15

AP Pro32 ranking – Patriots No. 1, Jaguars No. 5

Patriots offense – Overall (8), Rush (12), Pass (10)

Patriots defense – Overall (11), Rush (29), Pass (8)

Jaguars offense – Overall (25), Rush (10), Pass (24)

Jaguars defense– Overall (10), Rush (16), Pass (11)

Streaks, stats and notes

– Rematch of the AFC title game in January. Patriots rallied from 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter.


– Patriots have won all seven regular-season meetings and eight straight overall in series.


– Tom Brady is 8-0 vs Jaguars, who are the only AFC team without a win against the five-time Super Bowl champion and three-time league MVP.

– Brady has 19 touchdown passes and two interceptions against Jacksonville while completing more than 70 percent of passes for more than 1,800 yards.

– Brady has 224 career wins, one shy of NFL record set by Adam Vinatieri.

– Brady also has touchdown passes to 69 players, one shy of NFL record held by journeyman Vinny Testaverde.

– Patriots owner Robert Kraft looking for 300th career win.

– Patriots running back James White has 13 touchdown receptions since 2015, more than any other NFL back.


– Jaguars are 11-12 in home openers and haven’t won one since 2011.

– Jaguars have won six consecutive home games, their third-longest streak in franchise history and tied with the Panthers for league’s third-longest current streak. Only the Vikings (seven) and the Patriots (eight) have longer ones.

– Quarterback Blake Bortles has thrown for 903 yards, with seven touchdowns and no interceptions, in last three regular-season games at home.

– Jaguars scored nine defensive touchdowns, including postseason, in last 20 games (2017-18) — most in NFL. Patriots, meanwhile, haven’t scored defensive touchdown since 2015.

– Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler returns from one-game suspension. Fowler sacked Brady twice in the AFC title game.


– Running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring) missed practice this week. If he doesn’t play, T.J. Yeldon would get bulk of work.

Fantasy Tip

– Expect better performances from Patriots WR Chris Hogan and Jaguars WR Donte Moncrief. Each managed one catch on five targets in his opener.