They were very good.
Cole had the key block on Westbrook's big play that sealed the victory and is proving to be the team's go-to receiver.
The last time the Jaguars beat the Patriots was in the 1998 AFC Wild Card Game.
They held tight end Rob Gronkowski to two catches for 15 yards.
Cole finished with seven receptions for 116 yards and a score. They will be heading down to Florida to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in a rematch of the 2018 AFC Championship game. Still, even with Fournette sidelined, expect New England to stack the box and dare Bortles to beat them.
"We just obviously didn't do anything well enough or close to well enough to be able to take a win today", Patriots coach Bill Belichick said.
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Also of note, Malcolm Smith (hamstring) is active and will be making his long-awaited 49ers debut on Sunday. Unfortunately for San Francisco , its defense will be without strong safety Jaquiski Tartt (shoulder).
Hey, have you ever heard the Patriots' team slogan? As long as they do not allow the Jaguars opportunistic defense to control the game, they should move their record to 2-0 on the season. We certainly had a bad day. Fowler was making his season debut after being suspended for the season opener.
Unlike the previous meeting, Jaguars coach Doug Marrone didn't sit on the lead late.
New England linebacker Kyle Van Noy tackles Jacksonville running back Corey Grant during the first half at TIAA Bank Field.
Patriots rookie Sony Michel, a first-round draft pick from Georgia, carried 10 times for 34 yards in his National Football League debut.
Patriots: Defensive end Trey Flowers and safety Patrick Chung, two of the team's top defenders, were ruled out with concussions. Nearly all of those receptions were short catch-and-runs; Brady didn't connect on a pass over 30 yards and threw a team-high seven completions to running back James White out of the backfield. Flowers was injured in the first quarter when he collided with teammate Keionta Davis.
While the Jacksonville Jaguars will be without their best offensive player in Leonard Fournette Week 2, the team confirmed their best defensive player, Calais Campbell, will suit up after being put on the injury report Sunday morning due to knee soreness.