Even with lowly Jaguars on deck, AFC East-champion Patriots push forward, prepare for anything

The New England Patriots don't consider Sunday's game against struggling Jacksonville an easy one, not even after they faced two of the NFL's best teams.

The Patriots (10-4) already have clinched the AFC East title. The Jaguars (2-12) are tied for the league's worst record. But the Patriots say they can't overlook any team.

Wide receiver Brandon Lloyd said Wednesday that if you give opponents a chance, they'll take it and make you look bad. Safety Devin McCourty doesn't consider it a relief to play a weak team. He said the Patriots must improve on their last game.

They lost on Sunday night, 41-34, to the San Francisco 49ers (10-3-1). In their previous game, the Patriots posted a 42-14 win over the Houston Texans (12-2).


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