Jacksonville pulls off upset over Steelers in AFC

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5 - Times the Jaguars intercepted Roethlisberger in the teams' last meeting. But he still gave fans a reason to smile after the game.

In order to beat the Patriots, Bortles and the Jaguars will need to play a mistake-free game and take advantage of any opportunities the Patriots give them. Offensive coordinator Todd Haley nearly assuredly won't be back. But after scoring just 10 points in the wild card round against Buffalo, Jacksonville's offense had something to prove, and made a resounding statement in the Steel City.

Both instances have the Patriots with a very good offense and a solid defense facing a team with a very good defense and a solid offense. Calais Campbell and Marcell Dareus are two of the best defensive lineman in the NFL.

That takes us to former Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, who was traded to the Jaguars in the days before the trading deadline.

Case Keenum connected with Stefon Diggs for a 61-yard touchdown on the game's final play as the Vikings stunned the Saints 29-24 at Minneapolis.

But the Steelers didn't stop there.

"Someone was supposed to be in the flat and wasn't there", inside linebacker Sean Spence said.

Jaguars officials said Monday that ticket prices for the 2018 season won't be released until February, when they go on sale.

"It's nearly like college football, you have to be that dominant throughout the season".

The Steelers finished the regular season 13-3, but they finished the season with the appearances of a team in disarray on and off the field.

As the old Greek proverb goes - a fish rots from the head down and that head belongs to Mike Tomlin. We sent them home.

Team president Art Rooney II is the only person who can rectify this situation.

"It's not the scheme", Heyward said.

But then he got hurt.

"But we get to keep playing. We have to grow". In the 17 years that followed, the Jaguars made the postseason only twice, never getting past the divisional round.

On the other hand, there's something to be said for experience.

"Sometimes you have to execute where the plays allow you to", Heyward said. We're not going to tell you what we're going to do. "We've just kinda been having some mental errors and not really being able to figure things out". He had five picks on that day, and afterward would say, "Maybe I don't have it anymore". "They played better than us". Everyone has to be accountable for their gaps. "I look forward to next year with those guys". I know we can't do it this instant.

"Nobody thinking we can do it". Wide receiver Martavis Bryant says no.

"I'm just happy to win", said quarterback Blake Bortles, who has been subject to criticism throughout his career. Love the guys here, love the coaches. "I don't feel like starting the chemistry all over again".

Bryant scored a 36-yard touchdown in his lone target against Jacksonville.

Pittsburgh would respond with a score of their own on a 23-yard touchdown to WR Antonio Brown, but the stingy Jaguars' defense would stifle the Steelers' next possession with a 50-yard fumble return for a touchdown by LB Telvin Smith. "We had a good year". "These are the best teams, and it doesn't matter what the scenario comes down to, it's going to be a whole game and you've got to be prepared for that".

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