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Can Mac Jones Win the ‘Froze Bowl’?

Posted on | January 15, 2022 | Comments Off on Can Mac Jones Win the ‘Froze Bowl’?

It’s supposed to be about zero degrees at game time tonight in Orchard Park, N.Y., where the Buffalo Bills will host the New England Patriots in an AFC wild-card playoff. It’s the third time since Dec. 6 that these two AFC East division rivals have played — probably some kind of record — and while the Patriots won the first “Wind Tunnel” game at Buffalo, the Bills came roaring back to defeat New England at Foxborough on the Sunday after Christmas. After the first Patriots-Bills game, New England was 9-4 and the top seed in the AFC, but since then they’ve lost three of the final four regular-season games, leading many observers to write them off as pretenders, not contenders. Their win over the lowly Jaguars clinched a playoff spot for the Patriots and, lest we laugh at that, the Jags beat the Colts in the final game to knock Indianapolis out of the playoffs. We know New England can play well when they concentrate and avoid mistakes, so the question tonight will be, which team shows up?

Since their bye week, long time New England commentator Tom Curran says, the Patriots have “gone from being the most consistent, sharp and efficient team in the conference to a flat, undisciplined, low-energy team that’s capable of WTF?! mistakes more than any Patriots team I can remember. And it happened all at once.” There is talk that quarterback Mac Jones has finally hit “the rookie wall,” and all I can say is, we’ll see. Great quarterbacks win tough games, and I truly believe Mac is destined for greatness. If he can somehow lead New England to victory in “the Froze Bowl,” all the scoffers will have to shut up for at least a week.



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