5 keys for the Patriots to take down the Jaguars on Sunday

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3. Find Rob Gronkowski in the red zone

There’s still no consensus across the media or football analysts as to who the Jaguars will cover Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski with. Really, there’s no defender in football that is the perfect fit for that matchup. Gronk is simply one of the best tight ends to ever play in the NFL, and he creates a ton of matchup problems. Many think Jalen Ramsey could cover Gronk, but that would just help to open up the other New England receivers. He could lock on in the red zone though. Even if Ramsey is on Gronk within the 20, Tom Brady should look to get the ball to him.

Gronkowski has the ability to get up and go after the ball against any defender. Toss the ball up in the back of the end zone, and let the beast go up and get it. At worst, the ball will go out of bounds if it’s placed just right, and in the best case scenario, you have scored a touchdown. Play action to any of the Patriots versatile running backs will help to open this up for Gronk, and if any of those running backs actually scores a rushing TD, watch out!