The Pittsburgh Steelers and Jacksonville Jaguars went head-to-head for the second straight game, and the home team was looking to reverse the outcome of their Week 5 outing. In that mid-October game, the Jaguars forced 5-interceptions en route to a 30-9 upset victory.
While some have been thinking the Steelers were looking ahead to the Patriots in the AFC Championship game, revenge vs. Jacksonville was on the forefront of their minds. Nonetheless, history was thrown out the window in the Divisional Round game in the AFC Playoffs, and the Steelers won the opening coin toss, electing to defer to the second half.
Blake Bortles took the Jaguars down the field with ease on an 8-play drive, resulting in a Leonard Fournette one-yard touchdown run on fourth down, giving Jacksonville an early 7-0 lead.
After a punt, the interception bug bit Ben Roethlisberger again, this time it was linebacker Myles Jack who got the pick, which set up another Leonard Fournette touchdown, giving Jacksonville a 14-0 lead with 5:25 left in the first quarter.
Pittsburgh moved the ball into field goal range on their next drive, but while electing to go for it on 4th-and-inches, the sweep toss to Le’Veon Bell was stopped for a loss, giving the ball back to Jacksonville.