鈥?Give em a hand: Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are heading back to the Super Bowl.Brady shook off a hand injury and threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Danny Amendola with 2:48 remaining  http://www.brownsauthorizedshops.com/au … ard-jersey , rallying the Patriots to a 24-20 comeback victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC championship Sunday.Brady, wearing a black bandage on his right hand after needing stitches to close a cut that happened on a play during practice earlier in the week, showed no signs of being hampered.And, with the game 鈥?and the season 鈥?possibly on the line, the Patriots star came up big again.Ive had a lot worse, Brady said. I didnt know that on Wednesday. It was a crazy injury. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday was a little scary. Then I started getting some confidence and today we did just enough to win.Brady finished 26 of 38 for 290 yards and two touchdowns to Amendola for the Patriots (15-3), wholl play the winner of Sunday nights game between Minnesota and Philadelphia in Minneapolis on Feb. 4.Its the eighth Super Bowl appearance for Brady and coach Bill Belichick, who have won five times 鈥?including last years 34-28 overtime rally against the Atlanta Falcons.Its pretty amazing. Just to be on a team that wins these kinds of games, its just a great accomplishment, Brady said. Im just so proud of everyone on our team, we made so many great plays. Defense played so great when they needed to.Blake Bortles and the Jaguars (12-7) led 20-10 early in the fourth quarter, but couldnt hold against the defending champions. The NFLs second-ranked defense kept Brady and the Patriots at bay for most of the game, but lost linebacker Myles Jack and defensive tackle Marcell Dareus on consecutive plays on New Englands winning drive.Its a locker room obviously with a lot of pain, Jaguars coach Doug Marrone said. Im sure theyre hurting inside. Im hurting. The players are hurting.With New England trailing 20-17 Youth Jihad Ward Jersey , Amendola returned a punt 20 yards to put the ball at the Jaguars 30. Brady hit James White for 15 yards, Amendola for 8 and then the quarterback ran up the middle for 2 yards and a first down.On first-and-goal from the 5, White ran for a yard to set up the go-ahead score from Brady to Amendola.Jacksonville 鈥?looking to reach the Super Bowl for the first time in franchise history 鈥?had one more shot, but Bortles throw on fourth-and-15 to Dede Westbrook was knocked away by Stephon Gilmore.Guys are upset, Bortles said. Its not what anybody expects 鈥?contrary to popular belief. Those guys fully expected to win that game.The Patriots ran out the clock, with Dion Lewis 18-yard scamper with 90 seconds remaining sealing the victory. And they played most of the game without tight end Rob Gronkowski, who left late in the first half and didnt return.Bradys hand was the most-scrutinized body part in Boston since his ankle before the 2008 Super Bowl, and Red Sox pitcher Curt Schillings right ankle tendon 鈥?the bloody sock 鈥?in the 2004 playoffs.Brady hurt his right hand during practice earlier in the week.Of all the plays, my season wasnt going to end on a handoff in practice, Brady said.Mentally, it probably stressed him out a bit, Amendola said. Its hard to throw a football with stitches in your thumb. Everybody knows how tough he is.Some Patriots fans were worried, but not Belichick.Hes a tough guy, we all know that, Belichick said. But were not talking about open heart surgery hereBrady warmed up without a glove on his hand, and he came out throwing. He completed his first six passes for 57 yards to march the Patriots down the field. The drive stalled when Brady was sacked by Dante Fowler Jr. Authentic Korey Toomer Jersey , and New England settled for Stephen Gostkowskis 31-yard field goal. A wide-open Marcedes Lewis gave the Jaguars a 7-3 lead 45 seconds into the second quarter with a 4-yard touchdown catch from Bortles .Leonard Fournette gave Jacksonville a 14-3 lead midway through the second quarter with a 4-yard TD run, hushing the crowd at Gillette Stadium.The Jaguars made some big mistakes just before halftime. Bortles completed a 12-yard pass to Lewis on third-and-7 from the Patriots 44, but Jacksonville was called for delay of game.That wiped out a first down, and Bortles was sacked by Adam Butler on the next play to force a punt. Jacksonville was called for six penalties that cost the Jaguars 98 yards, while New England was penalized just once.With just over two minutes left before halftime, New Englands offense took over and the fans chanted Braa-dy! Braa-dy!And their quarterback delivered 鈥?with some help from two big penalties.On first-and-10 from the Patriots 40, Brady threw a long pass for Gronkowski, who was injured when he got popped by Barry Church. Church was called for unnecessary roughness, putting the ball at Jacksonvilles 45.It was a tough call, Church said, but youve got to go with what they call.A.J. Bouye was called for pass interference on the next play. The 32-yard penalty gave the Patriots the ball at the Jaguars 13. After a 12-yard catch by Cooks, White ran it in from the 1 to make it 14-10.Josh Lambo gave Jacksonville a 17-10 lead 4:37 into the third quarter with a 54-yard field goal. He added a 43-yarder 8 seconds into the fourth quarter to make it a 10-point game.But Brady & Co. were just getting started.After Jacksonville went three-and-out following Jacks fumble recovery of Lewis, Brady and the Patriots offense came out with a sense of urgency.They marched 85 yards on eight plays to cut it to a three-point deficit on Amendolas 9-yard TD catch with 8:44 l
Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said he hadn't decided whether to actually discipline players who protest during the national anthem when he formally told the team that the demonstrations could be punishable.

"We were asked to submit a form to the NFL on our overall discipline policy prior to the start of the rookie report date," Ross said in a statement Friday, explaining why a one-sentence reference to "Proper Anthem Conduct" was included in the team's official discipline policy. "The one line sentence related to the national anthem was a placeholder as we haven't made a decision on what we would do, if anything Cowboys Game Jerseys , at that point."

President Donald Trump, a frequent critic of protesting players, said Friday that players should be suspended for a game for kneeling once, then suspended for the season with no pay if they kneel a second time.

"Isn't it in contract that players must stand at attention, hand on heart? The $40,000,000 Commissioner must now make a stand," Trump tweeted, referring to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Miami's policy was obtained Thursday by The Associated Press and listed anthem conduct under behavior that could be found "detrimental to the club." It was the final bullet point on Miami's list.

The list contains a wide range of potential violations, including criminal acts, breaking curfew, using or possessing drugs, riding a motorcycle, visiting public places declared off-limits by the club and inappropriate use of tablets and mobile devices. It also says players can be punished for criticizing teammates, officials or NFL executives.

All of the violations carry potential penalties of suspension with or without pay, or fines. The maximum penalty 鈥?rarely given by clubs themselves 鈥?is a four-game suspension and a fine of another week of pay.

A person familiar with league protocol told The Associated Press on Friday that NFL teams were not required to create any anthem policies when they submitted their annual discipline notices to the league and players. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because details of anthem discussions between the league and players union are private.

The NFL and NFL Players Association said in a joint statement Thursday night that they planned to pause enforcement on league anthem rules while working out a resolution acceptable to players Preston Brown Jersey Bengals , team owners and the league.

Officials for the league and union declined comment on Friday on how they would chart a path forward with the first preseason game less than two weeks away.

Discord over how players should protest social injustice has put the sport at a difficult crossroads, revealing deep divisions in football itself much like those throughout the United States.

In 2016, then-49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began protesting police brutality, social injustice and racial inequality by kneeling during "The Star-Spangled Banner" and the demonstration spread to other players and teams. It became one of the most controversial and sensitive issues in sports.

Trump has led the critics, calling players unpatriotic and even saying NFL owners should fire any player who refused to stand during the anthem. Some players countered that their actions were being misconstrued and that they are seeking social change rather than protesting the anthem itself, the flag or the military.

Trump's criticism led more than 200 players to protest during one weekend, and some kept it up throughout the season.

The NFL rule that was passed in May forbids players from sitting or taking a knee if they are on the field or sidelines during the national anthem, but allowed them to stay in the locker room if they wish. The league left it up to teams on how to punish players. The new league rules were challenged this month in a grievance by the players union.

The league and a coalition of players have been working in tandem to support player initiatives for a variety of social issues. The NFL is committing $90 million over the next seven years to social justice causes in a three-segment plan that involves league players.

Kaepernick didn't play at all last season and still hasn't been picked up by another team. He threw 16 touchdown passes and four interceptions in his final season in 2016. Safety Eric Reid, one of Kaepernick's former teammates and another protest leader, is also out of work.

Both have pending collusion grievances against the NFL.

Reid left The Players Coalition in November because he said founder Malcolm Jenkins excluded Kaepernick from meetings and asked players if they would stop protesting the anthem if the NFL made a charitable donation to causes they support. Jenkins maintained that despite some disagreements, they were fighting for the same cause: changing systematic oppression.

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