Jacksonville Jaguars at Pittsburgh Steelers - 1/14/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

  • Jacksonville Jaguars at Pittsburgh Steelers - 1/14/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Jacksonville Jaguars at Pittsburgh Steelers - 1/14/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

CBS and it's affiliate stations will beam this into your home, mobile device or sports bar at 1:05 p.m. EST. The Jacksonville offense ran the ball effectively against an always strong Pittsburgh defense, but the offense wasn't the only the only effective scoring unit on the field for the Jaguars. Rogers caught seven passes in his last playoff game a year ago, and Roethlisberger could lean heavily on him Sunday.

I mean, how did I not think of that? I'm hoping it's not his last.

The Patriots are playing the Titans in the other AFC divisional game.

I haven't done the necessary legwork, but it's safe to assume that nobody in this life (or the next life) loves anything more than The Good Place's Jason Mendoza (Manny Jacinto) loves Blake Bortles and the Jacksonville Jaguars. More than that, he actually rushed for more yards than he passed for, 87. The Jaguars will figure out a way to get him more comfortable early on, most likely on some play-action shots down the field. Screw that record and screw Blake Bortles for making it matter. Roethlisberger is averaging 298 yards passing since that forgettable three hours against the NFL's top defense. "But I think just for me personally, I'd love to just prove that five interceptions wasn't me in that game".

With Taylor swooning on the sidelines, the stage was set for rookie Nathan Peterman to change his destiny.

Bortles was trying to get through a two-minute drill during the 2016 season. Luckily for the Bills, it rolled out of bounds. Thompson trots out of bounds and with:48 seconds to go, Buffalo has the ball on the Jags' 38-yard line. Grant was fifth in the National Football League in kickoff return average (24.9 yards per) and wide receiver Jaydon Mickens was fourth in punt return average (10.3), including a 63-yard touchdown against Cincinnati. The five interceptions are the most Big Ben has thrown in one game in his career. Pittsburgh will aid his cause this time with great run/pass balance, but the Jaguars' Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye are the best cornerback tandem in the NFL.

Yep. Peterman's still got it. Pittsburgh won the league sack title with 56.

The Steelers only have one worrisome member of their injury report, but it's a big one.

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was sent home from practice on Friday with an illness, the team announced.

Brown did not play in Pittsburgh's final two regular-season games after suffering a calf injury in Week 15.

One can't blame Jacksonville Jaguars fans for seeing their team's just barely pulling out a victory against one of the worst playoff teams we've ever seen as a masterful performance-it'd been a decade since the Jags' last playoff victory, and their last postseason win before that came eight years prior. He'll just be taking IVs before the game and at halftime.

There was another memorable play in that game: Fournette waving on safety Mike Mitchell. The Steelers showed exactly how much respect they had for both the Browns and the Jets by suiting up their JV squad. They upset Pittsburgh 30-17 in a wild-card game at Heinz Field, nine weeks after the Ravens were blown out by the Steelers 43-23 on that same field. Ben Roethlisberger struggled to throw deep early in the season. Garrard was 9-of-21 for 140 yards, one touchdown and two picks.