So many things send NFL coaches into a tizzy. Most of them get addressed immediately.The one item they can't get done quickly Cheap A. J. Cann Jersey , and often not at all, is finding consistency.Rarely have the first six weeks of a season provided so many up-and-down performances, from weaklings to world beaters, from turnover machines to takeaway monsters.Consider that there are seven teams with 3-3 marks, and another one, Green Bay, at 2-2-1 heading into its Monday nighter against San Francisco. There also are eight other clubs within a half-game or full game of the break-even mark. Had the Panthers and Redskins, both 3-2, and Lions (2-3) not had byes, they might well be .500 clubs now.Those with a positive approach will call it competitive balance. We'll stick with mediocrity.And, most maddeningly, inconsistency."Yes, it always hurts more when you know you beat yourself, but that's part of the game," Carolina wide receiver Torrey Smith said after a 23-17 defeat at Washington in which the Panthers lost the turnover battle 3-0. "Sometimes you overcome it, sometimes you don't. There's no one particular person at fault. We know it's us as a team."Great teams play well all four quarters. Good teams do it sporadically. If we want to be great Womens Marcell Dareus Jersey , we have to be consistent. We had our chances, but we got to be able to do it every Sunday."What so many NFL teams do is dominate one week, deliver a dud the next. In Week 6, we had:—Chicago (3-2), so powerful in its previous game before a bye, blowing a big lead at Miami (4-2), which was coming off messing up a 17-0 edge at Cincinnati in Week 5.—Dallas (3-3), inept offensively in a prime-time failure at Houston, turning around and pummeling Jacksonville 40-7. The Jaguars seemed like a special group after a 3-1 start that included beating New England. They are now 3-3 with two poor showings in a row.—Tennessee (3-3), which has followed three successive victories with two awful displays of invisible offense, including falling at Cleveland (2-3-1), a team that was hammered Sunday by the Chargers. Indeed, the Titans, Jaguars and Texans, who lost their opening three before winning the next three games, are tied atop the AFC South. At .500.—Seattle (3-3) Youth Dede Westbrook Jersey , where Pete Carroll is doing one of the best coaching jobs of his career in keeping a retooling — say rebuilding in the Emerald City and you will be thrown into Puget Sound — club competitive. But still inconsistent, despite a 27-3 thrashing of the hapless Raiders.—Pittsburgh (3-2-1), which once again stole a win at Cincinnati, a regular occurrence over nearly the last two decades. The Steelers have so many issues on and off the field that keeping them from sinking the season is paramount now compared to finding any steadiness.Don't expect much of this to change as we move deep into autumn and then into winter. While there are a few teams that are quite good and a bunch that are very bad, the truth about the NFL these days is that the majority of clubs are so-so.Some can't find a consistent offense to balance a solid defense, including the three AFC South leaders."I also know that we're not going to be able to be where we want to be unless we figure this thing out on offense," Houston coach Bill O'Brien admitted Sunday. "And figure out what we have to do to be able to run the ball, throw the ball consistently, and at times we look like a good offense, not really today, but at times we have this season. We have to figure that out."Others can move the ball, put up some points, but not regularly stop anybody. The Steelers and Vikings, two teams with a history of strong defense, won't remind you of the Steel Curtain or the Purple People Eaters right now.Even some of the true contenders, such as Kansas City and New England Youth Blake Bortles Jersey , have great offenses and sieve-like Ds.Injuries always are a plague in the search for consistency. The schedule, especially when weather becomes an issue, can be, too.Still, the folks at the league offices won't bemoan ordinariness when it means those teams will be carrying the playoff races down to the end of the schedule. And fans of those teams will be thrilled that, even at 9-7 or 8-8, their guys are in the thick of things, consistency be damned. Tashaun Gipson remembers his first game against Tom Brady five years ago as vividly as his last one eight months ago.They had similar endings.Brady threw two touchdown passes in the final 61 seconds to stun Gipson and the Cleveland Browns in 2013. The three-time league MVP tossed two scores in the final 9 minutes to defeat Gipson and the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC championship game in January."There's just nothing you can do when you're playing a guy like that," said Gipson, a free safety.The Jaguars understand that as well as anybody. They are the only AFC team that has never beaten the New England Patriots with Brady under center. Their 0-8 record includes a few tight games, several lopsided losses and, most recently, a come-from-behind gut punch that kept Jacksonville from the Super Bowl. Now, the Jags believe they are overdue for a victory against one of the NFL's greatest quarterbacks.Their next opportunity comes Sunday against the Patriots (1-0), a rematch of the conference title game. And there's no doubt the Jaguars (1-0) have had it circled on the calendar for some time."Jacksonville has never beaten him?" Gipson said.Nope. Winless in eight tries."So, 1 of 9 Womens Donte Moncrief Jersey ," he said, predicting a victory. "I like it."Jacksonville has stewed since its last loss to New England, lamenting missed opportunities to put the Patriots away and what they insist was a bad call on linebacker Myles Jack's forced fumble and recovery."I'd be lying if I didn't say I've been thinking about last year's results," Jaguars cornerback A.J. Bouye said. "We definitely want to win against them here.""We can use that (loss) as motivation, but we can't get that back. It's a new year. That's how it is every year. Whatever happened in the past, you forget about it. Those that hold onto it, they stay complacent or they get ahead of themselves because they're comparing to what happened last year. We can't do that."Still, there have plenty of reminders this week.Coach Doug Marrone has played Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer" during practice; the song is a staple at Patriots home games. The Jaguars also have the Super Bowl playing repeatedly in the locker room.Although players understand it's Week 2 and there's little at stake, they also know what knocking off the defending AFC champs could do for a young team moving forward."It would definitely show that we've grown and we've gotten that little monkey off our back," Jaguars defensive tackle Malik Jackson said. "I think the outside world would really see us graduating to that next stage. But we've still got 14 games to play. This isn't an end-all, be-all, but it is a meaningful game."For the Pats, it doesn't seem to mean quite as much."It's going to be an emotional environment," Brady said. "I think everyone, whenever you play some of the best teams, you want to see where you're measured up to Youth Telvin Smith Jersey , and that defense has been ranked very high all last year, and I could see why. ... They've got a lot of very talented players, some of the guys that are probably the best at their position."It should be a really great game for us to go out and see what we're made of."Here are some other things to know about the Patriots and Jaguars:FOURNETTE SITS?Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette expects to be a "game-time decision" because of a strained right hamstring. Fournette missed practice Wednesday and Thursday because of the injury sustained in the opener.SPECIAL TEAMS FOCUSThe Patriots, usually stout on special teams, struggled in the opener. They allowed 156 yards on kickoffs, a number way higher than special teams coach Joe Judge wants to see."This time of year, a lot of times it's working different combinations of players and getting guys in the right position to make plays next to one another," Judge said.BALL SECURITYPatriots tight end Rob Gronkowski said there would be an extra emphasis on ball security in preparation for the Jaguars, who have scored an NFL-high nine defensive touchdowns since the start of last season.The Patriots had three fumbles (two lost) in their opener, and Gronkowski was responsible for one of them."I think they get a turnover one out of every five possessions they average. That statistic right there is unbelievable," Gronkowski said. "It just shows how good of a defense they are, and you can't just go out there and just jog around. ... When you have the ball, you've got to protect it and get up the field."