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.Who would have thought that The Jacksonville Jaguars pulled a upset again The Pittsburgh Steelers.
If you remember during the NFL season in October, Jaguars dominated the Steelers back in October the score was 30-9, winning by three touchdowns when Blake Bortles was 8 for 14 , 95 yards 1 touchdown and 1 Interception while Leonard Fournette had 28 carries 181 yards 2 Touchdowns for Jacksonville. As for The Steelers , Ben Roethlisberger was 33 for 55 , 312 yards and threw 5 picks , Le'Veon Bell had 15 carries and 47 yards and Antonio Brown 157 receiving yards
Rookie running back Leonard Fournette ran for 109 yards and three touchdowns while Blake Bortles had 214 passing yards.
The Jaguars went fo 75 yards in 11 plays, the final one a 4-yard sprint by T.J. Yeldon that put them up 21-0.
Leonard Fournette soared for a 1-yard touchdown run on fourth down on Jacksonville’s first possession. He ran for an 18-yard score on the first play following a Roethlisberger pick.
Jacksonville's Defense forced a pair of first-half turnovers, including Roethlisberger’s fumble that Telvin Smith returned 48 yards for a score and a 28-7 lead, Pittsburgh rolled up 545 yards.
Ben Roethlisberger threw for 469 yards and set a franchise record with five touchdown passes, but was also intercepted once and had a fumble returned for a score. Antonio Brown caught seven passes for 132 yards and two touchdowns in his return from a left calf injury. Le’Veon Bell had 155 yards of total offense and two scores.
The Steelers led the NFL with a franchise-record 55 sacks but never sacked Bortles. Bortles 45-yard completion in the fourth quarter set up Fournette’s final score, and his 14-yard flip to Tommy Bohannon with 4:19 left vaulted the Jaguars to the NFL’s final four for only third time in team history.
The Steelers were down a touchdown early in the fourth quarter and had fourth and inches at the Jacksonville 39. Roethlisberger checked at the line of scrimmage, faked a handoff to Bell and instead threw incomplete to diving rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster.
The Jaguars will head to New England, where they were beaten in the 1996 AFC Championship game.
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