The New England Patriots defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 16 by a score of 23-16.
This contest was closer than anyone thought it would be, as the Jaguars jumped out to an early 10-0 lead in the first quarter before Tom Brady and the Patriots offense came to life in the second quarter.
Brady was intercepted twice in this contest, but he shook them off to throw two touchdowns—one late in the second half to tie the game before halftime and one early in the fourth quarter to put the Pats up for good.
Chad Henne shredded the Patriots defense for much of the game, passing for 348 yards and one touchdown, but his three interceptions were too much for the Jaguars to overcome.
Stevan Ridley bounced back from a rough outing in Week 15 to rush for 84 yards on 18 carries, though he didn't score a touchdown.
Wes Welker had a big game, catching 10 passes for 88 yards and the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Rookie receiver Justin Blackmon also had a good game in defeat, catching seven passes for 79 yards and the Jaguars only touchdown.
The Patriots improved to 11-4 on the season and will host the Miami Dolphins in Week 17, while the Jaguars fell to 2-13 and will travel to face the Tennessee Titans next Sunday.