He followed it up by spending the better part of the next 10 weeks playing like it.
"It's one of those things, like, who cares?" Of course, that's not the reality.
"It'll probably never stop", Bortles said.
"His sense of urgency is higher than I ever seen it", Foster said.
"I'm not looking for comfort", he added, "I don't seek it".
Jacksonville's defense held LeSean McCoy with a banged up wheel to 75 yards on 19 carries.
Brown has 44 catches for 705 yards and two touchdowns in nine career playoff games.
This was always part of Le'Veon Bell's business plan, the one that the Pittsburgh Steelers running back put together over the summer when he chose to skip training camp while waiting to sign his franchise tag tender. It will be hard for the Steelers to make a living running outside against the Jaguars' team speed on defense, so it's critical that DeCastro & Co. create lanes between the tackles. It was abhorrent. One great defense, one good defense and two disgusting offenses squared off and we are all poorer for it. Jaguars quarterback, Blake Bortles, has never been accused of being fleet of foot, but he led all rushers in this game with 88 yards on the ground. "You want to go prove that it was a fluke or whatever it might be". But I'm not thinking about that right now.More news: Dad asks Knoxville police shooting suspect to surrender
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Not that Roethlisberger would admit it even if he is.
"It went great today", Tuitt also said. He went off against the Jaguars in Week Five, and it does not factor in the lack of Smith-Schuster and McDonald. Pretty awesome defense and they will make some plays.
"And I do think playing at home is an advantage for a young - well I don't know about young - but inexperienced playoff quarterback". Me either, but here we are.
A defense that will likely need to find a way to replicate its October dominance to extend its season.
"That game for our entire group was a watershed moment". "We stayed together, but there was a lot of pressure from the outside".
"It's been a lot of this excitement just walking around downtown and seeing a sense of community", Roberts said. 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. 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.
Brown's health and rust will be a question mark heading into the game, despite his full participation in practice this week. DE Stephon Tuitt (elbow) also did not practice but plans to play. Look for Bortles to attack the Steelers in the middle of the field where linebacker Ryan Shazier used to be.