The Steelers fell to Jacksonville 30-5 in Week 5. The Steelers have had a season full of challenges and adversity and successfully faced them all. He will go along with Le'Veon Bell, who was near the top of rushing yards in the league with 1,291 and 9 touchdowns. Jaguars have only won multiple playoff games in same postseason once (1996). But having those guys healthy enough to play their normal roles and having the defense as fully staffed as possible heightens Jacksonville's chances of pulling out the win exponentially. The Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Pittsburgh Steelers earlier in the season. The two had been yapping back and forth all game and Fournette just got exhausted of hearing it, so when he broke free after stiff-arming linebacker Bud Dupree on a fourth-quarter run off right tackle, he sought out Mitchell. He carried just 15 times for 47 yards against a team that came into the game ranked last in the National Football League against the rush.
Blake Bortles ran for more yards than he threw for last weekend against the Bills, leading the team to a 10-3 victory in a game that was unwatchable at times. The OVER is 11-1-1 in Pittsburgh's last 12 home games in the playoffs.
The Jaguars have now held eight of their 17 opponents to single digits. It also was Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette's best.
"It's a great team, a great defense to face". Hopefully, the game does not end in disappointment for a Jacksonville franchise that is enjoying its first taste of success this decade. Roethlisberger was especially hot in December, averaging 325 yards per game with 16 total touchdowns over the final six weeks. This season marks the fourth consecutive season that Smith has reached the 100 tackle threshold. Jacksonville will have high hopes for next season after their playoff run this season. And his yards per pass increased from 6.51 to 8.15. Meanwhile, Jacksonville's run D finished the year ranked 21st. He didn't hesitate to question his relatively light workload during a 30-9 loss to Jacksonville on October 8. He passed for 3,687 yards this season, giving him at least 3,500 yards passing in each of the last three years. Officials overturned the completion, saying Clay was out of bounds and setting up a third-and-10 play from the Jacksonville 48-yard line. Heading into the playoffs, Brown was previously recovering from a calf injury he sustained Week 15 against the New England Patriots and Sunday would mark his first time taking the field since.
At the time, many chalked it up to a typical Steeler letdown game, one in which they came out flat against a vastly inferior team.
Marrone also said the Steelers have the most talented roster of any team the Jaguars have played. Unfortunately for them, this is definitely strength against strength as the Steelers present problems that keep defensive coordinators up at night.