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Former Indianapolis Colts long snapper Matt Overton was, once again, on the losing end of a playoff matchup against the New England Patriots this weekend. But this loss has to sting a little more than than the two he experienced in Indianapolis.
The Jaguars were up 20-10 in the fourth quarter. But some big-time defensive plays and some of Tom Brady's typical late-game wizardry wouldn't be defeated. The Patriots came back to win 24-20.
"This loss hurts. It will for a while," he wrote on Twitter. "I feel for my brothers, my coaches, our fans, our city. You get so close to only fall a bit short. But if you take a step back, reflect on day 1, nobody gave us a chance. We believed, we worked & we achieved. Stay proud, stay hungry!"
The Patriots beat the Colts 45-7 in the 2015 AFC Championship game. And one year before that, they beat the Colts 43-22 in the Divisional round.
This year, it finally looked like Overton might get past the Pats. He's been on injured reserve since Week 9, when the Jaguars beat the Los Angeles Chargers.
Though it's been without him in the lineup late this year, the Jaguars went from a three-win campaign in 2016 to just a few minutes short of a Super Bowl trip.
Yeah, that hurts.
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