Jaguars Make History With Win
The Jacksonville Jaguars made history knocking off the Steelers 31-29 in the A-F-C Wildcard Playoff Game in Pittsburgh.Â Â The Jags came back after blowing an 18-point lead in theÂ 4th quarter to beat the Steelers 31-29.
Jacksonville became the first team to beat the Steelers in Pittsburgh twice in the same season.Â The Steelers had never lost 2 games to the same team at home in 75 years of franchise history.Â
Jaguars QuarterbackÂ David Garrard made up forÂ two 2nd half turnovers converting a 4th and 2 with a 32-yard run.Â The play helped set up the Jags game-winning field goal.
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger put the Steelers into a deep hole by throwing 3 interceptions before halftime, then helped lead the 2nd half rally by throwing for 2 touchdown passes.
Maurice Jones-Drew's scored on a 43-yard swing pass that gave the Jags a 21-7 lead at the time in the 2nd quarter.
Jones-Drew's 96-yard kickoff return the first time Jacksonville touched the ball set up Taylor's 1-yard touchdown run and immediately answer the Steelers' opening 80-yard touchdown drive.
The Jaguars came in winnersÂ of 6 ofÂ their last 8 games,Â while the Steelers - missing five starters, including star running back Willie Parker - dropped their finalÂ 4 games regular season games andÂ 4 ofÂ their last 7 contests down the stretch.
The Associated Press and NBC Sports contributed to this story.Â
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