While the Jaguars have been able to take a win from their last meeting with the Steelers at Heinz Field, they will be looking to achieve the same results when they meet them for the second time. Again, they will go into the match and it is very easy to predict that they may not be in a position to win the game on paper. However, if we go into the details, you will notice that the Jaguars have an equal chance of surprising the hosts. Let us not be quick to forget that in week 5 Jaguars were clear 30-9 winners with 7.5 points and two touch downs.
Here’s everything you need to know about Jaguars vs Steelers game time, date, live stream, who can clinch the AFC Championship game, prediction and more.
Game: Jacksonville Jaguars vs Pittsburgh Steelers
When: Sun, Jan 14, 1:05 PM
Where: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA
Live Stream: CBS
Reasons why the Jaguars can cover the spread
This time, the Jaguars, despite owning a 21-point win over the Steelers — come in as 7-point underdogs, looking for another playoff win at Heinz Field like they recorded in 2007, the last time the Jaguars were in the playoffs prior to this season. So what will it take for the Jaguars to post another win over Pittsburgh? Statistics say that it may rest with quarterback Blake Bortles and whether he turns the ball over to the Steelers’ defense.
If the Jaguars recent defense form is anything to go by, they should be able to get a win vs the Steelers again. Another positive news for the Jaguars is that the Steelers, wide receiver Antonio Brown is out of the game due to a calf injury. Antonio has been in good form recently making ten catches and covering 157 yards.
Why the Steelers can come out on top
The Steelers will definitely want to get one back against the Jaguars bearing in mind that they have already lost to them once this season. The Steelers will be looking to stop some of the Jaguars main men like Fournette as well if they are to get a result from this match.
“Obviously any game that we’re going to play — since it’s the postseason — is going to be a difficult opponent,” Roethlisberger said. “But I think, just for me personally, I’d love to just prove that five interceptions wasn’t me in that game.”
Those words spread through the Jaguars locker room on Monday, prompting corner back A.J. Bouye to offer his response.
“Be careful what you wish for,” said Bouye, who has a team-leading and career-best six interceptions this season. “This is what he wanted, so this is what he is going to get.”
With their good defensive record, the Jaguars are like to sit back and wait for the Steelers to attack. It is going to be a massive game that the two teams will approach with caution. While the Steelers will be looking for their revenge, the Jaguars will be looking to perform a double over them. It is a match that the star men in both teams will have to do everything but errors.
Prediction: Steelers 24, Jaguars 20