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Patriots 23, Jaguars 16

Patriots barely able to beat lowly Jaguars

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Typically, the Patriots will publicly pooh-pooh any notion that they won a game ugly — in Foxborough, and in the NFL standings, a win is a win, with no notation or demerit given for close or unattractive victories.

But in the moments after New England’s 23-16 win over the Jaguars on Sunday at EverBank Field, it was hard to find a player who was taking that stance.

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