The 2018 conference championship games are upon us. We kick things off at 12:05 p.m. PT with the New England Patriots hosting the Jacksonville Jaguars on CBS. The game will feature Jim Nantz and Tony Romo in the announcer booth, with Tracy Wolfson serving as the sideline reporter. The winner advances to Super Bowl 52.
The big story this week has been Tom Brady’s hand. He suffered a cut that required some stitches, and it cost him some practice time. That has resulted in a host of speculation about what it means for the game. My guess is not a whole lot.
The Patriots are a 7.5 point favorite. I’m hoping for a Jaguars win and am taking them to cover the spread and win outright. It might be more hope than reality, but this defense could give the Patriots trouble.
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New England Patriots
Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA
When: Sunday, January 21, 12:05 p.m. PT
Announcers: Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson
Radio: Jaguars Radio Network | Patriots Radio Network
Online Streaming: CBS Sports
Odds: Patriots -7.5, 45
Jaguars blog: Big Cat Country
Patriots blog: Pats Pulpit