PatriotsMyles Jack on facing the Patriots: ‘the most important game of my life’

Jaguars linebacker calls matchup vs. Patriots ‘the most important game of my life’

Saquon Barkley and Myles Jack
Myles Jack runs an interception back for a touchdown against the Giants. –AP Photo/Seth Wenig

While it’s only Week 2, a member of the Jaguars’ “Sacksonville” defense is already billing the upcoming matchup with the Patriots as the biggest of his career.

Myles Jack, who was at the center of a lasting controversy from January’s AFC Championship clash with the Patriots, didn’t mince words when describing Sunday’s game with the media on Wednesday.

“It’s definitely the most important game of my life,” said Jack. The 23-year-old acknowledged the extra attention he’s gotten in the offseason from fans.

“It’s cool to have the support of the city and everybody behind it,” he explained.

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Jack’s focus on the Patriots is less on the past, and more to the future. As he sees it, the Week 2 game against an AFC rival could have major playoff implications, even as it happens in September.

“The magnitude of the game … we want to go 2-0 on the season,” Jack said. “We feel like we’re going to be in the playoffs, so we want so to gain home-field advantage. We feel like if we can get a win on them, that would be huge … the most important week of my life, for sure.”

The game kicks off at 4:25 p.m. at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville.