Antonio Brown scores stunning TD for Pittsburgh Steelers

The shout-out ended in a shootout.

Sure, the upstart Jacksonville Jaguars are relative newcomers to this scene, having last reached this point following the 1999 season. And the results were painfully familiar.

The Jaguars beat the Steelers 45-42 in Pittsburgh, so now the team will be on the road to face the New England Patriots in Foxborough.

"Some people come in thinking a team may be easier by their record or tougher by their record, but we know that can't be on our mind", Pittsburgh running back Le'Veon Bell said.

In fact, it even appeared that at least some of the Steelers, despite losing to Jacksonville 30-9 in Pittsburgh in Week 5, might have been looking past the Jaguars and ahead to a potential AFC championship showdown against New England.

The week before that, Burkhead rushed 13 times for 50 yards and a touchdown. The cheers were just as raucous and rowdy for replays of the game-changing moments as they had been a day before.

"It's the same ankle that has been bothering me", said Fournette. "Blake Bortles this. Blake Bortles that. all he did was dominate their defense".

With the fourth overall selection, the Jaguars took Leonard Fournette, a 6-foot, 240-pound running back out of LSU who not only has the physique of a linebacker but the speed to run away from defensive backs.

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Certainly looked it as Fournette scored two first-quarter touchdowns. "I just want to be valued where I'm at. He's powered right through it". These four teams out-coached, out-executed and out-played their opponents this past weekend and now will need to do it one more time to play in the biggest game of their lives. In the 17 years that followed, the Jaguars made the postseason only twice, never getting past the divisional round.

It seemed such an incongruous conclusion to the season that we had been watching to that point, yet once the clock hit zero, it was time for the reality to set in. "It's been a long drought".

Bell played under the franchise tag this season after he and the Steelers failed to strike a long-term deal. "So this is exciting". That led to a 4-yard scoring run by T.J. Yeldon, boosting the lead to 21-0 with 11:31 left in the half. For the Steelers, it was the kind of start that gave new meaning to Terrible Towels.

Turns out, one rematch is all the Steelers will get.

Despite a fall filled with drama (much of it self-created) Pittsburgh was really only pushed around once. That cut the lead to 28-14. Brady has seven combined touchdown passes in his last three games. "Second half, we didn't convert on third down". Cartoon Network will be showing The Amazing World of Gumball throughout the duration of the game while Boomerang is showing Grizzy and The Lemmings followed by Peanuts and then Looney Tunes, in case you are interested in seeing what will have Harrison's attention at that time.

The Jaguars have won 12 games this season with Bortles as the starting quarterback.

"The top two AFC teams are left and he's a part of one of them, so. his approach to the game is different than ours, but we can't knock him for it", Harmon said.

"Talking is cool. You can do all the talking you want on Twitter, to the media, all of that, but when you get on the field, you're going to have produce". The turnovers were there, though not in bunches, and yet, again, it was absent on Sunday. Some of his teammates told reporters they were convinced he was coming back for another season. "And y'all aren't even going to let me play?"

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