NFL Divisional Playoff Preview: Jaguars at Steelers

Injury concerns over linebacker Paul Posluszny have proved unfounded

Injury concerns over linebacker Paul Posluszny have proved unfounded

Ben Roethlisberger completed 64.2 percent of his passes for 4,251 yards and 28 touchdowns against 14 interceptions.

The Jaguars were even the bigger surprise. He appeared in all 16 games, including five starts, collecting 39 tackles. But a win is a win, coach Doug Marrone reminded the media following the game, and the Jaguars will play on.

SECONDARY TO NONE: Jacksonville was the only team in the National Football League that had four players who produced at least four interceptions this season. The Jaguars-Steelers and Falcons-Eagles games have lower totals, with both now sitting at 41 points. Pittsburgh will obviously be looking for a much different result than the last meeting of these two teams. Last week against the Buffalo Bills, the Jacksonville Jaguars were as healthy as the team has been in the last half of the season, at least. The depth and ability to rotate make it tough to believe the Jaguars can win on the edge.

Ben Roethlisberger had a game to forget the last time Pittsburgh met the Jaguars
Ben Roethlisberger had a game to forget the last time Pittsburgh met the Jaguars

The Jaguars are huge, physical, and have tremendous defensive backs.

When the Jaguars have lost this season, Bortles has been more careless with his throws. Byard intercepted two of Bortles' passes in the regular-season finale in Nashville. "For me personally, I'd love to prove that five interceptions wasn't me in that game".

"It only becomes more important". "I'll play anybody in the postseason". You don't want to give those guys any extra opportunities or put our defense in any bad situations on our side of the field. "I think we all in this tournament are aware of that and I'm sure Jacksonville is as well". Early this season, the offense was in an incredible rut and there was concern after the Week 5 matchup as to just how competitive this team could be with an average offense.

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Those aren't eye-popping numbers by any stretch of the imagination, but in a Steeler offense that has spread the ball around a lot without Antonio Brown in the lineup, Bryant has made his targets count more and more. "So hopefully we can use that experience to my advantage".

Leonard Fournette vs. Steelers Front Seven: Fournette had his best game as a professional vs. the Steelers in week five, 181 yards and two touchdowns. That was something that happened last time, but you never know. This week, I will be highlighting Tyson Alualu, Sean Spence, Cameron Sutton, James Conner, Chris Hubbard, and Chris Boswell. They know what we're about, we know what they're about. But without a multiple-turnover offensive effort from Roethlisberger and company this week, the Jaguars and Steelers look set up for a close and physical confrontation in Pittsburgh.

The Pittsburgh Steelers will host the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday in an AFC Divisional Round playoff game. The Saints-Vikings game also features a high total of 46.5 points and, despite how well the Vikings defense has played this season, offers possibly the best game stack of the slate. It was also one of the three games this season in which Jacksonville did not allow a touchdown.

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In other injury news, Steelers cornerback Artie Burns (knee) and defensive end Stephon Tuitt (elbow) were full participants in practice and should be good to go Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Publicly, Haley has said Roethlisberger can audible out of any call he sees fit to do so. But remember the last time the Steelers dared an inaccurate passer to beat them in the postseason?

"We got a little behind the 8-ball when we played them the first time", Bell said Wednesday. But just like the Chiefs' defense failed them last week, I think the Saints' defense will fail them this week. "Everybody in this locker room understands that, so we have to go out there and do it". Bouye to offer his response. The Steelers can feel confident in what they're going to get from Smith-Schuster, but Bryant is more of a roller-coaster.

-The Jaguars' first playoff appearance since 2007 is earning the Jaguars some national recognition.

Jaguars' Marcell Dareus wanted 'badly' to beat Bills
When the Jaguars got to the Buffalo 1-yard line - the only time all day they entered the red zone - they didn't hesitate. Buffalo has lost five straight playoff games since a 37-22 win over Miami in a wild-card game on December 30, 1995.

Jacksonville's defense hasn't waned in its intensity since then and will be the No. 1 obstacle to the Steelers reaching the AFC championship game for the second year in a row.

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