Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and in the NFL, everyone is trying to get ahead with the ultimate goal of winning a Super Bowl.
The Jacksonville Jaguars may not have received that memo as of yet.
After showing they could move the ball effectively in the first half against the Patriots on Sunday, the Jaguars ran out of gas at halftime only to recover and almost send the game into overtime.
Nevertheless, it was still the same old story. After a 23-16 loss in a game this team could have—nay, should have—won, Jacksonville's fans (70,000 in all according to First Coast News on its 6 pm newscast) were sent home with a loss in the team's final home game of the season.
With one more game remaining in 2012 (at Tennessee) and no chance to gain the first pick in the 2013 draft, there were few things to be happy about on Sunday.
Here are the reasons why this team failed yet again against one of the NFL's better teams: