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Posted: January 22, 2018

WATCH: Jaguars' Leonard Fournette comforted by Patriots' Ricky Jean Francois after loss

New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles to Face Off At 2018 Super Bowl

By Joseph Nardone, FanBuzz.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. —

Leonard Fournette, the rookie Jacksonville Jaguars running back, was overcome with emotion after his team lost to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game.

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>> PHOTOS: Patriots beat Jaguars to win AFC Championship Game

Fournette, who had 76 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries Sunday, appeared to be distraught after the game. On Twitter, reporters began to document the running back breaking down, but then a heartwarming moment emerged.

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Cameras captured New England Patriots' defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois going out of his way to hold up the upset running back and offer some words of presumed encouragement.

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Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (27) leaps over New England Patriots defensive end Trey Flowers (98) during the second half of the AFC championship NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
WATCH: Referees' controversial call kept Patriots close in AFC title game

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WATCH: Referees' controversial call kept Patriots close in AFC title game

Myles Jack and the Jacksonville Jaguars aren’t going to be happy. However, the conspiracy theorists who believe that the National Football League is around to get the New England Patriots to the Super Bowl will be thrilled.

>> PHOTOS: Patriots beat Jaguars to win AFC Championship Game

Jack forced New England running back Dion Lewis to fumble the football on Sunday, leading to the linebacker scooping up the ball with nothing but green grass in his way from scoring a huge touchdown. But a referee whistled the play dead, preventing any such aftermath from taking place.

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Here is the video of the play (draw your own conclusion):

That fumble came on a New England trick play.

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Here is the full trick play in all its glory:

The Jaguars would go on to punt after the turnover, the Patriots would drive down and score a touchdown and New England never wavered, overcoming a late deficit to win the AFC championship 24-20.

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