FOXBORO — Maligned earlier this season, the Patriots’ improved run defense has hit the brakes on opponents of late. Now, that unit needs to turn in its best performance of the year against Jaguars runaway train Leonard Fournette, the fourth overall pick who carried their offense throughout his rookie season. If the Pats can’t stymie Fournette Sunday in the AFC Championship Game, they know it’ll be a long day at Gillette Stadium. “That’s the biggest thing,” defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois said.
FOXBORO — Wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell won’t provide a depth charge this season after all. The Patriots didn’t activate Mitchell from injured reserve by yesterday’s deadline, so his season has officially ended. The wide receiver was designated to return three weeks earlier, but it didn’t ever really appear that it was something the team counted on to happen.
Why the Patriots have the advantage:The Patriots’ run defense was ranked 20th this season, but the majority of the damage was done by elusive backs who could stress their edges. Power backs haven’t had as much success, and the Pats have limited their last three opponents to an average of 63 yards per game. That’s not ideal for Fournette, who is dealing with a lingering ankle injury.
Four days out, sources say Tom Brady’s performance against the Jaguars shouldn’t be an issue due to his hand getting jammed at practice. But of course, that’s as long as the treatment goes according to plan, especially in the initial 24 hours.
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