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ESPN's Patriots-Jaguars predictions

12/24/2009

A roundup of how folks at ESPN are picking Sunday’s game between the New England Patriots and Jacksonville Jaguars.

  • ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss: Patriots 31, Jaguars 13. In an inconsistent season, the Patriots will find a way to put together one of their most complete efforts against a team that is a good matchup for them, one that could create a glimmer of hope for what the team might be able to do in the playoffs.

  • ESPNBoston.com's Chris Forsberg: Patriots 24, Jaguars 13. Another week, another unremarkable victory. But the Patriots clearly aren't going for style points this season and a win Sunday locks up the AFC East title and a first-round home playoff game, two accomplishments the team can cross of its 2009 checklist. That said, wake me when the postseason starts.

  • ESPN's experts: All nine pick the Patriots over the Jaguars.

  • Sunday Countdown: Keyshawn Johnson, Cris Carter, Tom Jackson and Mike Ditka all pick the Patriots.

  • Make your picks for all of Sunday's games in this SportsNation feature or in our Pigskin Pick 'Em contest.

Check back later this week for more predictions as they come available ...