2017 AFC Championship

Patriots’ ability to snuff out Jaguars’ play-action game looms large

(Reinhold Matay/USA TODAY Sports)

FOXBOROUGH — It’s simple: you stop Jacksonville’s play-action passing game, you win.

After watching the Jags’ offense over the second half of the season and into the playoffs, it’s clear a sizable part of their offensive success is rooted in an effective play-action game.