Steelers player already guaranteeing playoff win against Patriots

Steelers player already guaranteeing playoff win against Patriots

"Any game that we are going to play anybody is going to be a hard opponent", Roethlisberger said ... "You have to go out and play every play, and enjoy every play and game, like it's your last". Next up are New England and Oakland, both with 14 appearances.

Much like they were in the first matchup, the Steelers are heavy favorites over the Jaguars.

Jalen Ramsey of the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Wild Card game against the Buffalo Bills on January 7, 2018. The Jaguars will look to continue that surprising stretch of success this Sunday when they visit the Steelers in the divisional round. Pittsburgh is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 11-5-2 ATS in their last 18 playoff games while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 home games. The Steelers are 5-1 SU and ATS in their last six postseason home games.

We have an AFC divisional round matchup from Heinz Field as the Jacksonville Jaguars face off against the Pittsburgh Steelers in National Football League action on Sunday afternoon. Will they be able to play in the cold weather?

Ben Roethlisberger also threw interceptions, five of them to be exact, and was sacked the same amount of times (twice) against the Jaguars as he was a year earlier against the Dolphins. Steelers WR Antonio Brown expects to play.

While Roethlisberger probably will play far better than that, the biggest challenge for Jacksonville could be stopping Le'Veon Bell in the running game.

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The defense for the Jacksonville Jaguars has been really impressive all season long. The Battle for the South will be won by the Jacksonville Jaguars in a game for the ages. The losses for Jacksonville saw them allow 37, 23, 27, 27, 44 and 15 points.

While I don't believe things will go down like this again I have been high on the Jaguars all season because of games like this.

Blake Bortles ran for more yards (88) than he passed for (87).

So for all the hand-wringing about Bortles, his struggles have actually focused a bright light on a defense that has become one of the best in the game. On the season, the quarterback threw for 3,687 yards and 21 touchdowns.

It's a group that finished ranked second in both total defense and scoring defense, and first in yards per play and first downs given up. "The first play of the game against the best receiver in the league, me trying to cement myself in this game". Pittsburgh will obviously be looking for a much different result than the last meeting of these two teams. Bell, however, will enter that game well rested as he hasn't taken a hit in game since the team's Week 16 win over the Houston Texans. However, of late he has been back to his old ways, throwing five picks in two consecutive losses to end the regular season. Jacksonville stunned Pittsburgh 31-29 at Heinz Field in wild-card round of 2007 playoffs. But, in this game - the Pittsburgh Steelers win, and win easily. The Jaguars coach at the time, Tom Coughlin, quickly identified the Steelers as the team to beat, and he set about building a team and a front office to do just that. But the Jaguars, too, are dealing with defensive injuries that could dictate the outcome of Sunday's game; linebacker Blair Brown was also hurt in practice on Wednesday, leaving Jacksonville with three healthy linebackers just days before kickoff.