New England Patriots: 5 Jaguars to fear in AFC Championship matchup

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4. Calais Campbell

The Patriots offensive line will have their hands full with the entire Jacksonville Jaguars defensive line, especially defensive end Calais Campbell.

With 14.5 sacks in the regular season, this big man knows how to get to the quarterback and could make life miserable for Tom Brady.

Named first-team All-Pro, Campbell is one of the prime reasons the Jaguars defense is big time.  His high motor and power will challenge a Patriots offensive line that did a good job against the Titans.  They cannot, absolutely cannot allow Campbell and Jacksonville’s front seven dominant the line of scrimmage.

If they do, it could be a long day for Brady and the offense.  Very well aware of the challenge the Jaguars’ defense presents, don’t be surprised if Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and Brady start the game with an up-tempo approach.

By going no huddle, the Patriots offense can tire out that line, especially since they are a team that does not substitute often.