Patriots don't feel like celebrating

Lackluster win over Jags doesn't instill confidence, but improves playoff standing

Updated: December 23, 2012, 10:30 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The New England Patriots didn't play a good football game Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and no one was sugarcoating it. Battered quarterback Tom Brady was breathing fire, still fuming almost an hour later, his mood reflective of an anything-but-celebratory locker room atmosphere.

The list of concerns was lengthy.

The Patriots started slow, giving up 202 yards in the first quarter. Brady absorbed a stunning total of nine hits. Injuries ...

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