- Associated Press - Thursday, September 24, 2015

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (1-1) at NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (2-0)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE - Patriots by 13 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Patriots 1-0-1, Jaguars 1-1

SERIES RECORD - Patriots lead 9-1

LAST MEETING - Patriots beat Jaguars 23-16,n Dec. 23, 2012

LAST WEEK - Patriots beat Bills 40-32; Jaguars beat Dolphins 23-20

AP PRO32 RANKING - Jaguars No. 28, Patriots No. 1

JAGUARS OFFENSE - OVERALL (21), RUSH (17), PASS (18).

JAGUARS DEFENSE - OVERALL (9), RUSH (5), PASS (20).

PATRIOTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (28), PASS (1).

PATRIOTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (29), RUSH (T28), PASS (22).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Jaguars QB Blake Bortles had been sacked four or more times for eight straight games before avoiding a sack entirely against Miami in Week 2. … Jacksonville’s only victory over New England was in the 1998 wild-card playoffs. It has never beaten QB Tom Brady. … Bortles leads all NFL QBs in rushing average, gaining 8.8 yards an attempt. … Jaguars WR Allen Robinson is looking to build on his breakout performance. Second-year pro caught six passes for 155 yards and two touchdowns against Miami. … Jaguars will have new punt returner this week, after putting rookie WR Rashad Greene (thumb) on injured reserve/eligible to return. Either CB Nick Marshall, RB Corey Grant or WR Bryan Walters will return punts. … Patriots have won five in row, including last year’s postseason. Their last loss was meaningless game against Buffalo at end of 2014 regular season. … Brady is one TD pass away from becoming fourth player in NFL history to throw for 400 in career. … Patriots are 87-47-1 against teams that make up current AFC South. They own winning record against each team. … Fantasy Tip: Jaguars WR Marqise Lee, who returned from hamstring injury and was limited to about 25 snaps last week, is expected to see increased workload. Jaguars rookie RB T.J. Yeldon should be good start against Patriots, who are giving up NFL-worst 5.7 yards a carry. Jacksonville is one of two NFL teams without tight end reception; Jets are other team.

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