Man threatens to kill Steelers players, fans during game
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jan 15, 2018,
Jan 15, 2018, 19:15
However, I think the Jags have earned some respect heading into this game, as they beat up the Pittsburgh Steelers for a second time on the road and the score wasn't a great indication of how that game went, as you never felt the Steelers had a shot once Jacksonville threw its first punch.
The team played tough, physical football and simply dominated the Steelers on both sides of the ball. "We're going to have to go repeat it, so you've got to get right back to work, right back to the process of trying to figure out how to break down our opponent". We stood there, and we smacked them in the mouth. We embrace it. We live for it.
Those turnovers helped build a 28-7 lead with less than three minutes to go in the second quarter.
Bortles led two fourth-quarter touchdown drives and made critical throws on each. "They packed the As and the Bs (gaps)". Obviously wasn't comfortable with the result.
"For us, it wasn't about getting into talking matches, trying to fight them, trying to do anything", Jacksonville defensive tackle Malik Jackson said.
Down by 14 with 9:05 to play, the Steelers made a decision to go for it on fourth and five from the Jacksonville 43-yard line-and Ben Roethlisberger connected with Antonio Brown to make the score 35-28.
Roethlisberger, who finished with 469 yards passing and a franchise-record five touchdowns, said he will be back in 2018, though the sting of a stunning upset will linger into an offseason longer than planned.
"I felt comfortable with that", Tomlin said of the run by Bell.
The Jaguars converting 8 of 14 third downs was partly the line's fault for not generating pressure, but there were a number of times when Bortles found targets in the middle of the field. But I know the guys up front are. "It's been a while since we've run a quarterback sneak".
"It's been a while since we've ran a quarterback sneak, so I don't know why we didn't run it", Roethlisberger said.
There's also this neat nugget: Jacksonville's first AFC championship game appearance came during the 1996 season - against New England, which went on to play in the Super Bowl under then-coach Bill Parcells and lost to the Brett Favre-led Green Bay Packers.
Bortles would add a touchdown pass to Tommy Bohannon and set Jacksonville up with a 45-yard field goal from Josh Lambo to give the Jaguars just enough margin to win.
Why not kick it deep?
"You can't overlook us, and that's what we took as disrespect: that they were already looking ahead to next week while we were focusing on them", Jack said.
RYAN SHAZIER - the Steelers linebacker and former Ohio State Buckeye - was in the locker room with his teammates after the game. Brady played well in the divisional round win over the Titans, as he completed 35-of-53 passes for 337 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions.
The Steelers finally got on the board with a 23-yard touchdown reception by Antonio Brown.
"Came out a little sluggish", Brown said. It's just unfortunate we didn't get the job done.
Alabama has had a former player in the Super Bowl for 13 straight years, but that streak is in jeopardy this season.