Blake Bortles appeared to be in tears after losing AFC title game in heartbreaking fashion

Cork Gaines
Blake Bortles


  • The New England Patriots came from behind to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Championship game.
  • Blake Bortles outplayed Tom Brady for most of the game, building a 20-10 lead early in the fourth quarter.
  • But when the game was over, CBS cameras caught Bortles as he appeared to be crying on the sideline.

The Jacksonville Jaguars lost to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game and quarterback Blake Bortles took it as hard as anybody.

In some respect, Bortles may have played the best game of his career on the biggest stage. He outplayed Tom Brady for most of the game, finishing 23-36 with 293 yards and a touchdown. At one point, the Jags had built a 20-10 lead in the fourth quarter.

But in the end, it was Brady who led the comeback for the Patriots, throwing a touchdown pass to Danny Amendola with under three minutes to go to take the lead.

Two minutes later, with the game no longer in doubt and the Pats taking a knee, CBS cameras zoomed in on Bortles who appeared to be in tears.

Bortles erased a lot of doubts with his performance, but that was little consolation after the game.

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