Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: Friday Fact or Fiction for Divisional Weekend


CBS and it's affiliate stations will beam this into your home, mobile device or sports bar at 1:05 p.m. EST. The much maligned quarterback has not put up stellar numbers (3,687 yards, 21 touchdowns and 13 interceptions), but the Jaguars may feel Bortles can exploit a weak Pittsburgh secondary.

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Brees is the only quarterback in the NFC playoffs to have a Super Bowl victory next to his name, and his big-game temperament was pivotal in the Saints 31-26 win over the Carolina Panthers last weekend. Not for most quarterbacks, but for Bortles, I think it qualifies. I've made it my job over the last 20 years or so to come up with shit exactly like that. Burns' ball skills were heralded at Miami, but he has just one interception this season, coming on a awful pass against the Texans' third-string quarterback.

Le'Veon Bell was ignored in the Steelers' game plan far too often in Week 5 against Jacksonville, but the Jaguars' run defense has improved a lot since then.

The Bills rushed for 130 yards on 32 carries and averaged 4.1 yards per attempt against the Jaguars.

"I'm not looking for comfort", he added, "I don't seek it". Screw that record and screw Blake Bortles for making it matter.

Although Roethlisberger has played better, he should still be wary of a dominant Jacksonville defense. They also knocked Tyrod Taylor out of the game in the final minutes. However, he was targeted just once and finished the game without a reception.

With Taylor swooning on the sidelines, the stage was set for rookie Nathan Peterman to change his destiny.

"You get paid to play the regular season; this is for free". Thompson trots out of bounds and with:48 seconds to go, Buffalo has the ball on the Jags' 38-yard line. He's called for intentional grounding, loses 10 yards and the down.

Yep. Peterman's still got it. DE Calais Campbell led AFC with franchise-record and career-high 14.5 sacks ...

The Steelers only have one worrisome member of their injury report, but it's a big one.

The Steelers sent Brown home from practice Friday due to an illness, though he's going to play Sunday.

More than 100 Jaguars fans stopped by to sign well-wishes and good-luck messages on a giant banner, which will be presented to the team Saturday morning as players load buses at EverBank Field to head up north. Bortles' passer ratings in the three games were 119.8, 123.7 and 143.8. "We saw an example of that obviously earlier in the season with Ryan [Shazier, the Steelers linebacker who suffered a spinal cord injury during a game in early December]". Steelers safety Mike Mitchell has elevated the chatter in the lead up to the game by stating the Steelers can beat the New England Patriots "in Haiti or in Hell", guaranteeing a victory against a team the Steelers might not even play if they are unable to overcome an opponent that has already beaten the Steelers handily once this season. That may be too much for Fournette and Bortles to overcome.

"When the Jaguars win, their mayor will pick a place that serves homeless people and serve them meals", Curry said.

The two teams have met just once in the playoffs with the Jaguars beating the Steelers 31-29 at Heinz Field on January 5, 2008. They experienced that firsthand the last time when threw five interceptions.