Jaguars vs Steelers - Wildcard Playoffs
Heinz Field - Pittsburgh PA.
It's playoff time !! :cope:
The Jaguars head up to freezing Pittsburgh for a Wildcard Playoff showdown. These 2 teams met back in week 15, a game the Steeler defense would just rather forget as Fred Taylor had his usual big game against us running for 147 ydsand coupled with Maurice Jones-Drew; it was just too much for the defense to handle and Jacksonville prevailed as the first team to beat the Steelers at home this year.
The Steelers come in limping into this game having gone 1-3 in December and on the injury front many key players are banged up or missing. Marvel Smith and Max Starks are both out for this game so it's trial by fire for backup Trai Essex. The Jags will test the Steelers early and often you can bet on that so it's up to the big hogs up front to protect Ben and keep the pressure off while opening up lanes for Najeh Davenport to run through. With Parker out the burden falls on Najeh, Carey Davis, Gary Russel and Verron Haynes.
For the Steelers to prevail in this game it will be paramount for Ben to have protection and for them to jump out early and take control of this game from the outset. If they can make the Jags one dimensional it will go a long way towards a win and advancing to the Divisional round. It's playoff time in Pittsburgh and anything can happen. For the Steelers they will be wired up to inflict some pain of their own on the Jags and avenge the earlier loss while sending the Jags home.
Join us here for the game as we cheer on the Steelers in the wildcard round saturday night !!