Jacksonville Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey limited in practice

Jacksonville Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey limited in practice

Jacksonville Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey limited in practice

First objective is conquering Jacksonville, which held Bell to 15 carries for 47 yards and picked off Roethlisberger five times in a 30-9 blowout win in Week 5.

Roethlisberger didn't mean it. Call it a visceral reaction to having two of his 55 passes returned the other way for game-deciding touchdowns. Some just, some not so just, but the only reason the scrutiny is so high is because the Jaguars are good as a whole. This is where you want to be playing your best.

All week long all you've heard about is how the Jaguars defense dominated the Steelers back in October and how Pittsburgh has to be wary of that happening again.

"It's one of those things, like, who cares?" Of course, that's not the reality.

"Preparing for these guys is never easy", Roethlisberger said this week.

"I could cry. It's exciting, really", fan Bella Basilio said as she teared up.

The Boston Globe cited a source saying Bradford (knee) would suit up for the first time since Week 5, but the No. 1 source on all things Vikings - head coach Mike Zimmer - offered a different take. "I am looking forward to a great game and seeing that attractive Steelers smoke detector in Chief Wilson's office", Pittsburgh Fire Chief Darryl Jones said in a release. He just plays in Jacksonville so no one knows about him.

Roethlisberger's thrown multiple touchdown passes in seven straight games and the Steelers ended the season with a 9-1 sprint, the lone setback a loss to New England on December 17 in which his only mistake came on a poorly executed fake spike that resulted in a game-ending pick. Brown was sent home from practice on Friday due to the illness. So does the continued evolution of rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster and Martavis Bryant's immersion into the offense following an ill-advised trade demand.

If he can - as he did against Indianapolis, Seattle and Houston - the Jaguars will have a good chance to move on in the playoffs. Even the last time out against the Steelers, Bortles only had 95 yards passing, nine yards rushing and threw an interception. "But you have to have that mentality that you have to prove something". "So I'm sure everybody's excited". "So I take the approach that I'm going to live for the here and now and play this game one game at a time, one play at a time". The fact it's against the Jaguars is coincidental. It was enough to win both times, and I can't believe Bortles will be that atrocious in his second playoff game.

"It went great today", Tuitt also said.

Heading into a Divisional Round playoff game against the Steelers, the QB spent a moment with the press talking about why he's comfortable with the criticism and jokes he deals with.

Said Big Ben of playoff experience: "When you've played in a lot of them, you still just treat it like a football game". They stuck together. They pulled together tighter.

Lucky for you, my friend, Jaguars games are the only ones televised in the Bad Place cause they suuuuuck. The sound bite was just that, a bite, one that in a way played a role in his resurgence. Five of those 11 made a Super Bowl appearance, with four winning the championship that year.

"He's confident in his ability and he's confident in his receivers", Heyward-Bey said.

The Steelers, who went 13-3 in the regular season, will start as favorites to progress past the Jaguars, who finished 11-6 for the year before edging the Buffalo Bills 10-3 in last weekend's wild-card game. "He has to have confidence in his guys". But when asked if he was playing Sunday, Tuitt's answer was, "No doubt".