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Limited Duron Harmon Jersey , the Jacksonville Jaguars found a way to close out Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.The significance of it might not be known for some time.Not even the bold, brash Jaguars would acknowledge it was anything more than a Week 2 win. Others would disagree.Blake Bortles threw four touchdown passes, three in the first half, and the Jaguars beat Brady and the Patriots 31-20 Sunday in a rematch of last season's AFC championship game.The victory — Jacksonville's first in nine tries against Brady — could signal a new favorite in the AFC."Every week is about us," Jaguars All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey said. "We feel like if we're at the top of our game, we can't be beat. They were our opponents, so that's what we prepared for."Bortles threw for 377 yards in the best game of his five-year career.He threw perfect TD passes to Donte Moncrief, Keelan Cole and Austin Seferian-Jenkins in the first half, the second time Bortles has accomplished that feat. Bortles sealed the victory with a 61-yard pass to Dede Westbrook in the fourth quarter.Westbrook took a short pass on a crossing route, made one defender miss and outran another down the sideline and into the end zone. Cole delivered the key block.Cole finished with seven receptions for 116 yards and a score. He made a spectacular, one-handed catch on Jacksonville's second drive and beat Eric Rowe for a 24-yard touchdown three plays later. Rowe was benched.Westbrook's catch-and-run put the Jaguars (2-0) ahead 31-13, allowing them to start celebrating their second victory in franchise history against New England (1-1) and first in the regular season. They hadn't beaten the Pats since January 1999."You have a bad day against a good team, it's a recipe for losing," Brady said. "And we certainly had a bad day."Brady completed 24 of 35 passes for 235 yards and two touchdowns, both to Chris Hogan. He was sacked twice.Brady pleaded with teammates on the bench early. Offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels appeared to deliver stern words, too.Just when the Patriots started showing signs of life — they were down 11 and in field-goal range early in the fourth quarter — Dante Fowler stripped Brady. Fowler was making his season debut after being suspended for the season opener."We just obviously didn't do anything well enough or close to well enough to be able to take a win today," Pats coach Bill Belichick said. "It's disappointing to have the kind of day that we had today, but that's what it was, so we'll live with it, own it and move on."STAYING AGGRESSIVEUnlike the previous meeting, Jaguars coach Doug Marrone didn't sit on the lead late.Jacksonville kept throwing, even in the final minutes, and put it on the offense to close out the game.Marrone was widely criticized for getting conservative in the title game. The Patriots trailed 20-10 in the fourth quarter of that one before rallying to win 24-20 and advancing to the Super Bowl.RECORD HEATThe teams played in the hottest game in Jaguars history. Temperature at kickoff was 97 degrees, with a heat index of 107 degrees. According to the NFL Lawrence Guy Jersey , it was the warmest game since Green Bay played at Arizona in 2003.NO FOURNETTEThe Jaguars improved to 4-0 in two seasons without running back Leonard Fournette. Fournette sat out while recovering from a sore right hamstring he tweaked in the season opener at the New York Giants.T.J. Yeldon started in his place and ran 10 times for 58 yards.GROUND GAINSPatriots rookie Sony Michel, a first-round draft pick from Georgia, carried 10 times for 34 yards in his NFL debut. Michel is expected to give New England some much-needed help in its running attack.KEY INJURIESPatriots: Defensive end Trey Flowers and safety Patrick Chung, two of the team's top defenders, were ruled out with concussions. Flowers was injured in the first quarter when he collided with teammate Keionta Davis. Chung was injured in the second half.Jaguars: Left tackle Cam Robinson left in the first quarter after injuring his left knee and was later ruled out. Receiver Donte Moncrief, who caught a touchdown pass on Jacksonville's opening drive, left with a knee injury in the third quarter. Defensive end Calais Campbell, questionable to play because of a sore right knee, left after getting poked in his right eye. He later returned.UP NEXTPatriots: Play at Detroit, where former New England defensive coordinator Matt Patricia is now the head coach.Jaguars: Host AFC South rival Tennessee in the second of three straight home games.Bill Belichick knows how a shortlist – and anticipation – can influence NFL’s roster deadline The 53-man roster cutdown carries the same intentions as the back end of the NFL draft’s seventh round.The playing field is where things differ.Teams aren’t directly calling non-vested players around the league in the days prior to their exit from a locker room of 90, expressing interest or discussing numbers in the event that such a transaction is filed with 345 Park Avenue. That would be tampering, right?The recruitment of undrafted free agency is the apple to the waiver wire’s orange, in that sense. Meetings along the lines of, ‘We hope to have you back here on the practice squad tomorrow afternoon,’ strike a similar tone as those calls from war rooms telling prospects, ‘We’re thinking of drafting you with our last pick, but if we trade out, we’d love to sign you as a priority free agent.’A waiting period comes along with the former.New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick discussed the process Monday on WEEI’s Ordway, Merloni & Fauria.“There’s a claiming procedure in place here,” Belichick said. “So, all the players that are released go on the waiver wire, and depending on where you are in the claiming ladder – if you’re behind a bunch of teams and you claim a guy – you might not get him anyways.”That much is known. But the Patriots experienced that like few others did on Labor Day weekend 2017. New England was not awarded a single waiver claim that Sunday. No roster, meanwhile, had seen more players claimed off of waivers than the Super Bowl LI champions Authentic David Andrews Jersey Salute to Service , with four in all between wide receiver Austin Carr becoming a New Orleans Saint, tight end James O’Shaughnessy a Jacksonville Jaguar, offensive tackle Conor McDermott a Buffalo Bill and cornerback Kenny Moore an Indianapolis Colt.It’s part of the deal. The Patriots’ pro scouting department, as do all, have an idea of just whom they have a flier’s chance to lose – or to get. The preseason is as much about a team evaluating another team’s players as it is their own, and not only on the grounds of ability but availability. There is hiding. There is anticipation.“I would say of the players that are going to be released, let’s call it 80 to 85 percent of them, I’d say we probably could tell who those guys are,” Belichick added. “And then there’s another group of players that it’s down to this guy or that guy, or here’s five guys – two of them are going to make it, three of them probably won’t be on the roster. There might be a surprise here or there that we don’t anticipate, but for the most part, we can usually have a pretty good idea of where the roster decisions are coming.”Perhaps that good idea played a part in the Patriots preemptively striking a handful of trades during the week leading up to 4 p.m. ET on the first Saturday of September.In a span five days last year, the Patriots acquired linebacker Marquis Flowers from the Cincinnati Bengals in exchange for pick No. 249 overall in the 2018 draft, sent cornerback Justin Coleman to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for No. 250 overall, added cornerback Johnson Bademosi from the Detroit Lions in exchange for a 2019 sixth-rounder, swapped quarterback Jacoby Brissett with Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Phillip Dorsett, and then capped it off with defensive end Cassius Marsh from Seattle for No. 168 overall along with the same capital that’d been obtained in the Coleman trade.The likes of Flowers, Bademosi, Dorsett and Marsh were on a list far shorter than the thousand-plus who were part of other 31 rosters trimming to 53 apiece. They were New England’s de-facto waiver claims.But countless others were placed on injured reserve, physically unable to perform, non-football injury or non-football illness. And countless more were waived-injured, waived or – in the case of accrued NFL veterans who could be back after Week 1 with non-guaranteed salaries – let go outright.“We’re not looking at every single player that gets released,” said Belichick. “There are a lot of players that’ll be released that probably won’t play much football after this year. But there’ll be a chunk of players that are and they’ll go to practice squads Limited Steve Grogan Jersey , and there’ll be some other players like, I don’t know, usually in the range of 30 to 35 players that’ll be claimed by another team. So, let’s call it about one a team, even though some teams will have two, some will have none. But it’ll be something in the range of 30 players that’ll be claimed on the final cut, and then there’ll be another group of players that will either go to a practice squad or, if they’re not practice squad-eligible, will be available.”New England signed nine players to its 10-man practice squad who slipped through unclaimed on Sept. 3, 2017. All nine were with New England for that preseason in running back D.J. Foster, wideout Cody Hollister, offensive linemen Ted Karras and James Ferentz, defensive tackle Darius Kilgo, defensive end Geneo Grissom, linebacker Trevor Bates, and safeties Damarius Travis and David Jones.A day later, receiver Demarcus Ayers and defensive lineman Angelo Blackson were in, and Kilgo was out.The final churn goes well beyond the fourth preseason game. But having an understanding of who will be cut and who will be of interest are not one in the same.It takes a fine-tooth comb.“It’s not 1,300 that we’re looking at,” Belichick said. “It’s probably 50 to 100 that are realistic in some capacity.”

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