Ben Roethlisberger would like to face the Jaguars again

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The Steelers won’t be playing a game this weekend, which leaves time for idle thoughts about what may await them in the divisional round of the playoffs.

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger doesn’t need to spend much time contemplating which team he’d like to see rolling into Heinz Field that weekend. Roethlisberger had one of the worst days of his career against the Jaguars in a 30-9 loss in Week Five this season and said on 93.7 The Fan Tuesday that he’d like another shot at Jacksonville.

“Obviously, any game that we’re going to play since it’s the postseason is going to be a difficult opponent, but I think just for me personally I’d love to just prove that five interceptions wasn’t me in that game,” Roethlisberger said.

The Jaguars will go to Pittsburgh if they beat the Bills on Sunday. If they lose, the Titans-Chiefs winner will face the Steelers. Pittsburgh played and beat both of those teams this year, so any of the possible matchups is going to be a reprise for Roethlisberger and company.

26 responses to “Ben Roethlisberger would like to face the Jaguars again

  1. So would the NFL… a good for ratings grudge match.. and Jacksonville has walked out of Heinz field with a W a few times! Should be a great game to see if Ben still has “IT” … #Shalieve

  2. Any competitor should want to avenge an earlier beating like that. Just hoping AB is ready and Bell can stay healthy this year. Should be a fun matchup!

  3. Ben should have a much better outing on a cold January day. Bortles is a Flordia boy, he won’t want to be there when he walks outside and it is 10 degrees.

  4. Commissioner Cools says:
    January 2, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    Jacksonville’s defense is for real, but I don’t see Big Ben and company being embarrassed again — especially on a bitter cold January day in Pittsburgh.
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    Pittsburgh is the chuck and duck offense – Jacksonville is the power running team with the rugged D. I think they’ll be just fine in cold weather.

  5. Pittsburgh is the chuck and duck offense – Jacksonville is the power running team
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    Translation: Pittsburgh has a HOF QB, Jags QB is pathetic.

  6. “vjllsduckfan65 says:
    January 2, 2018 at 3:01 pm
    Bortles didn’t do well in Nashville in 23 degrees, so I see him way worse in 10 degrees”

    I am no Bortles fan. But his two starting receivers Sunday were a rookie 4th round pick and a rookie undrafted free agent. And that rookie 4th round pick dropped what would have been the game winning TD on a perfectly thrown pass from Bortles.

  7. Lloyd, just when I thought you couldn’t do anything dumber, you do this. And totally redeem yourself.

  8. Steelers have dramatically improved since that earlier matchup with the Jags. Defense is much better, and the Offense appears to have found its rhythm. I don’t believe that anyone wants to face the Steelers right now. That includes the Pats who recognize that the significant gap between themselves and the Steelers that has existed in the past has significantly shrunk. The Pats veil of invulnerability has now been pierced, and the Steelers want another shot at them.

  9. The previous Steelers-Jags game was in Week 5 (3 months ago). If the Jags advance, they will face a “rested” Steelers team in the bitter cold, that is significantly better today than they were back in early October. I suspect the outcome would be significantly different.

  10. wvrocks says:
    January 2, 2018 at 7:55 pm
    The previous Steelers-Jags game was in Week 5 (3 months ago). If the Jags advance, they will face a “rested” Steelers team in the bitter cold, that is significantly better today than they were back in early October. I suspect the outcome would be significantly different.
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    Maybe the outcome will be different or maybe not. But I can guarantee one thing…….Steelers are nervous about facing this Jaguar defense again. Jags will be playing with house money so ALL pressure will be on Steelers. Either way it will be a great game to watch and ratings will be through the roof.

  11. wvrocks says. Steelers are nervous about facing this Jaguar defense again

    Jags have about 3 guys who have even played in a playoff game. Do you really think after 20 playoff gms & 3 Super Bowls that Ben would be nervous vs the Jags???

  12. grant35 says:
    January 3, 2018 at 9:30 am
    Jags have about 3 guys who have even played in a playoff game. Do you really think after 20 playoff gms & 3 Super Bowls that Ben would be nervous vs the Jags???
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    YES

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