Patriots-Jaguars Live: LeGarrette Blount’s Three TDs Lead New England To 51-17 Win


Final, Patriots 51-17: Jimmy Garoppolo replaces Tom Brady, takes a knee and that’ll do it.

Fourth quarter, 1:22, Patriots 51-17: Garbage time TD alert.

Blake Bortles delivered a 6-yard touchdown pass to Clay Harbor. It put the finishing touches on a seven-play, 80-yard drive that lasted two minutes, nine seconds.

Allen Robinson hauled in a couple of big passes on the drive, which should appease some fantasy football owners out there.

Fourth quarter, 3:31, Patriots 51-10: The Patriots continued their beatdown with a very impressive and very methodical march down the field.

LeGarrette Blount capped a 17-play, 58-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown plunge. The drive lasted nine minutes, 47 seconds.

The touchdown is Blount’s third of the game. He’s rushed for 78 yards on 18 carries.

The Patriots have 35 first downs in this game, which ties a franchise record.

Tom Brady continued to deliver short throws on the most recent drive, with running back James White seeing extensive work, though it ultimately was Blount who punched in the score.

Fourth quarter, 13:18, Patriots 44-10: The Patriots’ defense forced a three-and-out.

Fourth quarter, 14:57, Patriots 44-10: Well, that didn’t take long. Blount scored a 1-yard touchdown, and the Patriots are up by 34 points.

End third quarter, Patriots 37-10: The Patriots have the ball on the Jaguars’ 1-yard line after a 1-yard run by LeGarrette Blount, a 5-yard catch by Aaron Dobson and a 17-yard reception by Scott Chandler.

Third quarter, 1:56, Patriots 37-10: The Jaguars tried a fake punt. It didn’t work.

The Patriots have the ball on the Jags’ 24-yard line after Matthew Slater sniffed out the trick play and forced a turnover on downs.

Third quarter, 3:18, Patriots 37-10: This Patriots team is too good.

Brady evaded pressure to hit Keshawn Martin for a touchdown. Martin has been sharing X receiver responsibilities with Aaron Dobson.

Blount now leads the Patriots in rushing with 58 yards on eight carries. He had a 22-yarder on this drive.

Edelman has eight catches for 85 yards. He’s two catches away from being the first receiver in NFL history to start a season with three consecutive 10-reception games.

Third quarter, 6:15, Patriots 30-10: Malcolm Butler let up his first catch of the game, and it was a big one. He went for the pass breakup and whiffed, allowing a 59-yard touchdown to Allen Hurns. Safety Duron Harmon then missed a tackle in the open field.

Third quarter, 9:04, Patriots 30-3: The Patriots went 67 yards down the field on one official play. Rob Gronkowski was flagged for offensive pass interference on the first play of the drive, then Aaron Dobson drew a 52-yard pass-interference penalty on the second play. Brady then threw an interception, but it was called back for a 14-yard pass interference penalty. LeGarrette Blount ran the ball in from the 1-yard line for the touchdown.

Third quarter, 10:02, Patriots 23-3: That was a short drive.

Malcolm Butler broke up his third pass of the game and has yet to allow a catch on the afternoon. The Patriots have the ball at their own 33-yard line after forcing a punt.

Third quarter, 10:50, Patriots 23-3: It’s a good day to own Stephen Gostkowski in fantasy football, but really, what day isn’t?

The Patriots lead by 20 after Gostkowski booted through a 46-yard field goal. Rob Gronkowski has four catches for 101 yards after that series. Julian Edelman now has six grabs for 70 yards.

End half, Patriots 20-3: The teams have headed to the locker room after Blake Bortles finished the half with a completion for a 3-yard loss.

Brady is 17 of 23 for 202 yards with a touchdown. Bortles is 8 of 17 for 90 yards with an interception.

Dion Lewis leads the Patriots with 37 yards rushing on eight carries. Gronkowski has three receptions for 80 yards. Jamie Collins and Malcolm Butler each have three tackles. Jabaal Sheard and Jamie Collins each have a sack, while Devin McCourty has the Patriots’ lone interception.

The Patriots are allowing just 2.7 yards per carry — far below their 5.7 season average.

Second quarter, 0:18, Patriots 20-3: Tom Brady has 400 career touchdown passes.

Brady’s 400th was thrown to wide receiver Danny Amendola to put the Patriots up 20-3. The Patriots flashed a graphic on the Gillette Stadium video screen, but there was no special celebration for Brady.

Second quarter, 1:47, Patriots 13-3: It was only a matter of time before the Patriots got an interception. Blake Bortles overthrew Marcedes Lewis, and McCourty was there to pluck it out of the air.

The Patriots have the ball on their own 43-yard line.

Second quarter, 3:42, Patriots 13-3: It’s a 10-point game again here in Foxboro as Stephen Gostkowski knocked through a 20-yard field goal.

Brady threw two consecutive incompletions to end the drive, including one that was broken up by former Patriots safety Sergio Brown. The Patriots got close to the goal line on a 22-yard run by LeGarrette Blount. Wide receiver Keshawn Martin got into the game and almost immediately caught a first down from Brady, who’s now 13 of 18 for 157 yards. He’s still looking for his 400th career touchdown pass.

Second quarter, 9:32, Patriots 10-3: The Jaguars’ epically long 8:24 drive is finally over. Jason Myers hit a 40-yard field goal to cut New England’s lead to 10-3.

The drive would have ended earlier, but a Blake Bortles incomplete pass was ruled a fumble. The Jaguars recovered the “fumble” for a first down. Bill Belichick challenged the ruling on the field, but it stood.

End first quarter, Patriots 10-0: The Jaguars have the ball on their own 40-yard line. They picked up one first down on a Logan Ryan illegal contact penalty. Blake Bortles also picked up a first down on a quarterback keeper on third and 1.

First quarter, 2:56, Patriots 10-0: The Patriots were moving down the field with ease again before Rob Gronkowski was flagged for offensive pass interference. New England settled for a field goal by Stephen Gostkowski to go up by two scores.

Edelman caught three passes for 41 yards on the series. Tom Brady is 8 of 10 for 112 yards so far.

First quarter, 7:19, Patriots 7-0: The Patriots have the ball on their own 10-yard line after forcing another punt. The Jaguars picked up two first downs, but a holding penalty by right guard Brandon Linder set them up for second and 10. Jabaal Sheard finished the series with a sack.

First quarter, 11:55, Patriots 7-0: The Patriots are making it look easy on offense, as well. The Patriots made their way down the field with a huge hat tip to tight end Rob Gronkowski, who was left wide open for a 43-yard reception.

Running back Dion Lewis danced his way 8 yards into the end zone.

First quarter, 13:51: The Patriots’ defense showed up early this afternoon, forcing a three-and-out on their first series.

The Patriots have shaken up their secondary. With Fletcher out, Ryan started over Brown at right cornerback. Coleman came in as the No. 3 corner.

The Jaguars only gained 2 yards on a carry by T.J. Yeldon. Jags quarterback Blake Bortles threw two incompletions. His first pass was deflected by Malcolm Butler.

First quarter, 15:00: The Patriots won the toss and chose to defer. The Patriots will kick off to start the game.

12:32 p.m.: Here’s the Patriots starting offensive line based on warmups: LT Nate Solder, LG Josh Kline, C David Andrews, RG Tre’ Jackson, RT Sebastian Vollmer.

Logan Ryan will draw the start at right cornerback over Tarell Brown, based on warmups. Here’s the rest of the starting D:

DE: Chandler Jones, Rob Ninkovich
DT: Alan Branch, Sealver Siliga
LB: Jamie Collins, Jerod Mayo, Dont’a Hightower
CB: Malcolm Butler, Logan Ryan
S: Devin McCourty, Patrick Chung

12:17 p.m.: Keshawn Martin also will make his Patriots debut this afternoon. He’s back returning kicks during warmups with Dion Lewis, Matthew Slater and Danny Amendola. Amendola, Edelman and Patrick Chung were catching punts.

12:04 p.m.: Some of the Patriots’ inactive decisions are interesting. Fletcher struggled in his first two games after coming out of training camp as the No. 3 cornerback. Logan Ryan should take over for Fletcher as the nickel cornerback. Coleman likely won’t see much time on defense in his NFL debut.

Running back James White was deactivated last week, and now Cadet has replaced him on the inactive list. White offers more as a between-the-tackles runner.

Safety Nate Ebner was inactive in Week 2 and now Wilson, who was inactive Week 1, is out again. Those two could swap in and out on the inactive list all season. Ebner is the better special-teamer, while Wilson is the superior defender.

It appears Michael Williams has surpassed Hooman as the Patriots’ top blocking tight end. The Boston Herald’s Jeff Howe noted this is the first time Hoomanawanui has ever been a healthy scratch.

With Easley active,  Johnson takes a back seat. Flowers has yet to make his rookie debut.

11:35 a.m.: The Patriots inactives are in.

The Patriots deactivated defensive ends Trey Flowers and Rufus Johnson, offensive lineman Ryan Wendell, cornerback Bradley Fletcher, safety Tavon Wilson, tight end Michael Hoomanawanui and running back Travaris Cadet.

Rookie cornerback Justin Coleman is set to make his debut for the Patriots. Defensive lineman Dominique Easley returns after injuring his hip against the Steelers in Week 1.

Defensive end Andre Branch, tight end Julius Thomas, defensive tackle Sen’Derrick Marks, cornerback Dwayne Gratz, running back Denard Robinson, safety Jonathan Cyprien and left tackle Luke Joeckel are inactive for the Jaguars. That means starting right guard Brandon Linder is a go.

10:30 a.m. ET: It wouldn’t be a New England Patriots game day without Julian Edelman arriving at Gillette Stadium early to go through his one-handed catch drills.

The Patriots take on the Jacksonville Jaguars at 1 p.m. here in Foxboro, and fans are just filtering into the parking lot. Edelman is the first Patriots player on the game field.

The Jaguars look improved at 1-1, but they stand little chance of beating the 2-0 Patriots, who are on fire to start the 2015 season. Here are some matchups to watch in today’s game.

The Patriots’ run defense has struggled so far this season, and this could be the game to get it back on track. Patriots defensive tackle Dominique Easley is questionable to play today, but he’s reportedly expected to suit up. He could help boost the front four, which has allowed 5.7 yards per carry this season.

Jaguars starting running back T.J. Yeldon is averaging just 3.3 yards per carry this season and backup Denard Robinson is doubtful to play. The Patriots shouldn’t need to put much pressure on second-year quarterback Blake Bortles, so they could load up the front and stop Yeldon from draining the clock, proving they can halt the run.

It’s a beautiful fall day in Foxboro. Check out the weather for this afternoon’s game:

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