James Harrison key to containing ‘monster’ Leonard Fournette

There are two main things the Patriots have to worry about in Sunday’s AFC Championship game against the Jaguars. First, they have to deal with the Jaguars’ ability to generate a pass rush without blitzing, and second, they must contain the running game led by rookie Leonard Fournette.

This is where Harrison comes in. While he is valuable as a veteran presence in the locker room, he is more than just a mentor for younger players. Harrison is a valuable run-stuffer as he sets the edge well and gets stops by getting penetration from the outside.

Since coming over to New England, the former Steelers star has played in two games while participating on 57 of 126 snaps. In those two games the Patriots held the Jets to 40 rushing yards in Week 17 and the Titans to 65 in the divisional round.

Brady isn’t talking about it, Bill Belichick certainly isn’t talking about, so we’ll just have to wait until Sunday’s game to see how or if the injury plays a role in the AFC Championship.

Shakayla Thomas and Florida State took down previously unbeaten and No. 2-ranked Louisville on Sunday on the road. AP Photo/Michael Thomas
Thomas got her 103rd victory as a Seminole on Sunday, and this one was unexpected. The Cardinals came in 20-0 and were at home, where 10 days earlier they clobbered Notre Dame 100-67.

And Louisville opened well, leading Florida State 22-9 after the first quarter. But after that, it was all defense, and the Seminoles got the better of the Cardinals. Thomas finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds as Florida State won the board battle 52-42.