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JACKSONVILLE (11-6) at PITTSBURGH (13-3)
Sunday Giants Authentic Jerseys , 1 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE Steelers by 6
RECORD VS. SPREAD Jaguars 9-8, Steelers 7-9
SERIES RECORD Jaguars lead 13-11
LAST MEETING Jaguars beat Steelers 30-9, Oct. 8, 2017
LAST WEEK Jaguars beat Bills 10-3; Steelers had bye
AP PRO32 RANKING Jaguars No. 10, Steelers No. 2
JAGUARS OFFENSE OVERALL (6), RUSH (1) Jets Authentic Jerseys , PASS (17)
JAGUARS DEFENSE OVERALL (2), RUSH (21), PASS (1)
STEELERS OFFENSE OVERALL (3), RUSH (20), PASS (3)
STEELERS DEFENSE OVERALL (5), RUSH (10), PASS (5)
STREAKS Raiders Authentic Jerseys , STATS AND NOTES Second postseason meeting between teams. Jacksonville stunned Pittsburgh 31-29 at Heinz Field in wild-card round of 2007 playoffs. Steelers seeking second straight AFC title game appearance. Jaguars have reached AFC title game twice (1996, 1999). Jaguars are 6-6 all-time in postseason. Steelers are 35-25. Jacksonville dominated regular-season visit to Pittsburgh, picking off five Ben Roethlisberger passes, including pair of second-half pickp6s that turned 9-7 deficit into 20-9 lead. Five interceptions were franchise-record for single game. Jaguars rookie RB Leonard Fournette ran for season-high 181 yards and two scores vs. Steelers in October. Jaguars shut down Buffalo in 10-3 victory last week, limiting Bills to 263 yards. Jacksonville QB Blake Bortles one of only three QBs in NFL history to run for more yards (88) than he passed (87) for in playoff victory, joining Michael Vick (2005) and Otto Graham (1950). Jaguars have only won multiple playoff games in same postseason once (1996). Forecast is temperature expected to be in teens. Jaguars are 1-8 all-time when temperature is 32 degrees or lower at kickoff. Jacksonville dropped last three road games of regular season. Steelers are 9-1 all-time after getting first-round bye. Only loss came in 1993 divisional round against Buffalo. Pittsburgh led NFL with franchise-record 56 sacks. Jaguars finished second with 55. Steelers are 8-4 in playoff games at Heinz Field, winning five of last six. Pittsburgh playing in 61st playoff game Eagles Authentic Jerseys , tied with Dallas for most in NFL history. Steelers are 16-9 in divisional round, including 12-2 mark at home. Steelers WR Antonio Brown expects to play. All-Pro missed final two games with left calf injury. Brown only player in NFL history with five straight seasons with 100-plus receptions. Pittsburgh RB LeVeon Bell averaged 109 yards rushing in three playoff games last season. Roethlisberger is 13-7 in the playoffs. Win would tie him with Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw for most by QB in playoffs in team history. Roethlisberger tied with Dan Marino for fifth-most playoff completions in NFL history (385). Pittsburgh K Chris Boswell has made all 15 field goals in playoffs. Steelers DE Cam Heywards 12 sacks most by Pittsburgh defensive lineman since Keith Willis had 12 in 1986.
Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler has been sentenced to a year of probation and 75 hours of community service for a parking lot attack on a man.
News outlets report Fowler was sentenced Thursday after pleading no contest to misdemeanor charges of battery, criminal mischief and petty theft. He could still be disciplined by the NFL.
St. Petersburg police say Fowler was arrested last July after confronting a man who made a comment about his driving in a parking lot. Authorities say Fowler exchanged words with the man before hitting him. Police say the mans glasses were knocked off and Fowler stepped on them before taking a grocery bag from the man and tossing it in a lake.
Fowler played for the University of Florida and was the Jaguars first-round draft pick in 2015.