Jalen Ramsey's injury could be factor, just like Antonio Brown's

Annette Crawford
January 13, 2018

SERIES HISTORY: 25th all-time meeting.

Well according to the experts, the Steelers are going to right the wrongs of the regular season with some playoff payback. Bravo, Ben- because there is no way this game goes the way it did on October 8th. "This is the freshest I've ever been going into the playoffs, so we'll see how it goes". His abilities in coverage also stood out Week 5 despite the Steelers losing.

Pittsburgh Steelers star wide receiver Antonio Brown has continued to make significant progress in his recovery from a calf injury this week heading into the divisional playoff game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. "We're focused on this game".

Woodyard commentary: "I think the only ones who thought we were going to win that Pittsburgh game were the guys in the locker room and the choir that came and sang to us for Tebow when we were walking into the stadium. We want to be balanced". "We want to beat those guys with run, play-action, drop-back passing, whatever it is and keep those guys off balance".

"You have to treat every game like it could be your last because you never know when it is", Roethlisberger said this week when he met with reporters. But he followed that up with two touchdowns and five interceptions in back-to-back losses to San Francisco and Tennessee to close out the regular season. Roethlisberger is averaging 298 yards passing since that forgettable three hours against the NFL's top defense. It's now second and 20, but as we saw Monday night the NCAA National Championship game, sometimes there's one more obstacle to overcome before the hero rises. He had 57 yards on 21 carries (2.7 per attempt) against Buffalo.

"It's been a lot of this excitement just walking around downtown and seeing a sense of community", Roberts said. It's a little bit faster each game. "So hopefully we can use that experience to my advantage".

But if Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley had faith in Roethlisberger and his wide receivers, Jaguars defensive coordinator Todd Wash had faith in his athletic secondary. He did miss two games that season. Leonard Fournette absolute dominated with 181 yards on the ground.

Brown has 101 receptions for an NFL-best 1,533 yards and nine touchdowns in 14 games this season for the Steelers (13-3). "Kind of however the game is rolling and whatever we think gives us the best chance to win and score points".

"It's just going out there and playing and staying in the zone and trusting my instincts", Foles says.

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry held a pep rally at City Hall Friday ahead of the Jaguars' playoff game in Pittsburgh Sunday.

Jacksonville quarterback Blake Bortles was underwhelming in Sunday's 10-3 AFC wild-card win over the Buffalo Bills.

The Saints hope Brees will be able to summon a repeat performance against the Vikings after making 23-of-33 passes for 376 yards last weekend, including two touchdowns. In 1993, his fifth season, Aikman completed 271 passes for 3,100 yards with 15 touchdowns and six interceptions.

So the Jaguars won and will make a return trip to Pittsburgh, home of their proudest recent moment as a franchise. Cornerback Jalen Ramsey (Achilles) was limited for the second straight day. Linebacker Telvin Smith led the way with two TDs. RB Le'Veon Bell was No. 2 in National Football League with 1,946 yards from scrimmage.

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.

At the top of the screen, Ramsey is giving Steelers wideout JuJu Smith-Schuster nearly 10 yards of cushion. DE Cameron Heyward led team and tied for 3rd in AFC with career-high 12 sacks ...

PREDICTION: If Roethlisberger throws five interceptions against the Jags again, he just might rekindle talk of retirement.

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