FOXBORO, Mass. — Jacoby Brissett had a chance to be the hero Thursday night, but the New England Patriots quarterback wasn’t able to deliver in the clutch.
Trailing the Jacksonville Jaguars 31-24 with seconds remaining the fourth quarter, the Patriots had the ball on Jacksonville’s 40-yard line with one final shot at the end zone to tie the game. There would be no late-game magic at Gillette Stadium in the preseason opener, though, as Brissett sailed the football well past the end zone to seal the Jaguars’ victory.
After the game, the second-year quarterback chalked up his errant pass to adrenaline.
“It was, I mean, you’re trying to win the game,” he said. “That’s probably why I sailed it 10 yards out of bounds, so I’ve got to control that a little bit.”
Brissett entered the contest in the third quarter after Jimmy Garoppolo posted a strong first half. It was a modest night for Brissett, as he completed 8 of his 13 passes for just 88 yards. For his stats to improve through the rest of the preseason, he’ll need to get those jitters out of his system.
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