Here are 5 reasons the Steelers will beat the Jaguars

Here are 5 reasons the Steelers will beat the Jaguars

He and Le'Veon Bell were named co-AFC Offensive Player of the Year in 2014. Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw five interceptions to the Jacksonville defense. He carried just 15 times for 47 yards against a team that came into the game ranked last in the National Football League against the rush. "I think the more you can practice and the more you can get in the groove and all that stuff, the better you're going to be". We didn't have our A-game.

"At the end of the day, we don't win the turnover battle and we're not able to make any plays, it's very hard to win", Marrone said. "I would want another shot at us too". If the Jags defense can bring its "A" game and Blake Bortles can play a clean game, the Jags could pull off the upset. This is the first time Jacksonville has qualified for the postseason since the 2006 season. Jacksonville stunned Pittsburgh 31-29 at Heinz Field in wild-card round of 2007 playoffs. If it was not or tipped and dropped balls he would have had much better statistics against Jacksonville in that first game.

This one is simple; this one is a cinch and a no-brainer: There is no way (barring something unforeseen like an injury to Ben Roethlisberger or one of the Steelers' big dogs) that Blake Bortles is winning the next game he plays. "It's a little bit faster each game". The margin of victory was not the most shocking to fans but how that victory happened.

"We embrace that", linebacker Myles Jack said.

If he has a bad game, the Steelers will have difficulty stopping the Jaguars attack. Jacksonville allows barely more than 14 points per game ( three last week, 16.8 in the regular season). The defense is young and terrific, and rookie running back Leonard Fournette certainly appears to be the real deal.

Indeed, it was the turnovers, in concert with a struggling second-half run defense, that doomed the Steelers the first time.

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Steelers safety Mike Mitchell - you may know him from his time going viral in December - is 100 percent confident that not only will his team take on the Patriots next week. The Jaguars offense has to find the end zone early and often by any means necessary to win.

The Steelers defense also had a day they wouldn't want to remember, giving up 204 rushing yards to unknown running back Jay Ajayi, who would break free with a minute remaining in the game for a 62-yard touchdown, his second of the day. I also think the wind will compliment the inconsistency of Bortles more and make it extremely tough on him.

Bortles has received criticism from far and wide across the league this season. Bortles could theoretically play well, but there are not enough data points to suggest he will. LB Telvin Smith led team with 11 tackles. The Steelers haven't had much success in Gillette Stadium in recent years.

The Jaguars don't have what it takes to beat the Steelers in a shootout, but they've got the defense to win a low-scoring affair.

In the regular season game with Jacksonville, Bell was only able to gain 47 yards rushing, while all-pro receiver Antonio Brown had a big game, making 10 catches for 157 yards. DE Cameron Heyward led team and tied for 3rd in AFC with career-high 12 sacks ...

Against San Francisco and Tennessee, Bortles threw a combined two touchdowns and five interceptions. But Bell and Brown should step up this time, leaving Jags with surprising matchup challenge for the talented Jags secondary against up-and-coming TE Vance McDonald. Fournette yelled a few things, too.