Jaguars get second chance to win twice in Pittsburgh

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A decade after the Jaguars became the first team (other than the Steelers) to win twice in Pittsburgh in the same season, the Jaguars will get a chance to do it again.

By beating the Bills on Sunday, Jacksonville returns to the site of a Week Five win over the Steelers. The 30-9 score suggests it was an easy win; it wasn’t. Quarterback Blake Bortles had 95 yards passing and only 17 offensive points. Seven came on an icing-on-the-cake 90-yard touchdown run from rookie Leonard Fournette with less than two minutes to play.

But the defense was dominant, picking off Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger five times, returning two for touchdowns.

This time around, the Jaguars won’t be sneaking through a window and catching the Steelers unaware. Pittsburgh will know it’s coming, and they’ll want to prove that October 8 was a fluke.

And it will be useful for the Steelers to be thinking about getting a measure of vengeance against Jacksonville, given the temptation to peek ahead to a Patriots rematch that may never happen.

20 responses to “Jaguars get second chance to win twice in Pittsburgh

  1. The 4 AFC teams playing this weekend were bad to worse. I don’t want to hear anything about an easy path to the Super Bowl for one of the top 2 seeds…

    Suck less and provide more competition. This is freaking embarrassing how bad these teams are.

    In the QB world of the AFC it’s Brady, a gap to Ben at #2 and then a cliff to the next 4 shmucks.

  2. You may not want to hear it but the path in the AFC is terrible. And the Patriots have it the easiest. Not only did they have to play in the AFC East, which all but guarantees a top seed, but they now draw the Titans? Titans shouldn’t even be here.

    And as for “my numbers have dropped off for five straight weeks” Brady I don’t know how much of a drop off there is between TEAMS. And teams win games. And I will still take any NFC team against the AFC this year. And my favorite team is in the AFC.

    Overall I think what I am seeing in the playoff round is a whole bunch of crap. These are terrible games.

  3. This will be a shock to reddzen, but the afc east has the best winning percentage in the conference. I know, I know, you don’t want to include the patriots in that, as a way to lower the divisions record. So here goes:
    Div-win-loss
    East-20-28
    Nor-29-35
    Sou-27-37
    Wes-30-34

    Every division had a losing record (when you don’t count the pats). Only one division had a winning record (when you do count the pats.

  4. Heres the deal. Everyone in that steelers locker room knows, If they lose this game? They are the laughing stock of football. Brady will be the most dissapointed.

  5. skawh says:
    January 7, 2018 at 6:04 pm
    C’mon Pittsburgh, run Jacksonville out of town with TD’s against their wannabe defense!

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    Wanna be defense? WHAT? Again, statements like these make me question the football intelligence of Steeler Nation.

    That being said, Steelers win this game by 10…..but only because Jags inept offense will get nothing done. Not because of there “wanna be defense”….SMH

  6. jcjaguar says:
    January 7, 2018 at 9:24 pm
    skawh says:
    January 7, 2018 at 6:04 pm
    C’mon Pittsburgh, run Jacksonville out of town with TD’s against their wannabe defense!

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    Wanna be defense? WHAT? Again, statements like these make me question the football intelligence of Steeler Nation.

    That being said, Steelers win this game by 10…..but only because Jags inept offense will get nothing done. Not because of there “wanna be defense”….SMH

    Ignore this butt hurt shehawk fan. Shes butt hurt the jags put the final nail in the coffin of their one year dyansty. Claiming all kinds of nonsense like tackling taylor was dirty and that the jags are dirty team. Which is hilarious since shes a seahawk fan

  7. vottorific says: Heres the deal. Everyone in that steelers locker room knows, If they lose this game? They are the laughing stock of football. Brady will be the most dissapointed.

    First off, Jags have a pretty good D. Secondly, do you really have your Pats rose-colored glasses on to think Brady would rather play the Steelers? LOL

  8. skawh says:
    January 7, 2018 at 6:04 pm
    C’mon Pittsburgh, run Jacksonville out of town with TD’s against their wannabe defense!
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    As a Steelers fan, even I can admit that Jags D is for real. Their O is terrible, so I think the Steelers will win it, but there is no guarantee.

  9. Jags were the better team back in October, however Bortles has turned back into a pumpkin and the jags aren’t that good right now. Steelers 38 Jags 9

  10. 8-14 for 95 yards and a int. That was Bortles’ stat line when the Jags beat Pitt 30-9. So I wouldn’t be so sure him having an “average” day guarantees the Jags a loss.
    And by average I mean 200 yrds passing, no tds no picks.

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