Blake Bortles on Critics Ripping His Play: 'It'll Probably Never Stop'

Ross Houston
January 13, 2018

Jacksonville is 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games against the AFC and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a game where they failed to cover the spread while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games following a win.

If Hagrave's back flares up and he is unable to go, it would be a huge setback for the Steelers as his likely matchup against Jacksonville's center Brandon Linder is one of the key battles to watch. Jason Mendoza's Jaguars face the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC divisional-round playoff at 1:05 p.m. EST on Sunday, Jan. 14 in Pittsburgh. Last week against a Buffalo defense that ranked far below the Steelers, Bortles managed just 87 yards on 12-of-23 passing.

"And I do think playing at home is an advantage for a young - well I don't know about young - but inexperienced playoff quarterback". "It will be a challenge for our guys up front. We're going to win". "We want to minimize the ways that they run the ball and the ways that they possess the ball and control the game".

In total, the Jaguars rushed for over 230 yards in a dominating 30-9 win against Pittsburgh.


There was another memorable play in that game: Fournette waving on safety. The Pittsburgh Steelers are a different team than they were in that October game.

As for the frigid weather expected game day, the only thing that matters for these fans is being there to cheer on the Jaguars.

Against San Francisco and Tennessee, Bortles threw a combined two touchdowns and five interceptions.

"I always see him coming to work the same way", Marrone said. Most noteworthy, in the passing game where Bell has 85 catches. The two had been yapping back and forth all game and Fournette just got exhausted of hearing it, so when he broke free after stiff-arming linebacker on a fourth-quarter run off right tackle, he sought out Mitchell. But the Jaguars failed to rush for 100 yards in four of their final six regular-season games.


Big Ben and the Steelers claim to welcome a chance at a rematch against the Jags, and numerous Jaguars have responded publicly that Big Ben should be careful with what he wishes for on Sunday. It also was Jaguars running back 's best.

What should also be noted is that in the loss to the Jaguars, Ben Roethlisberger threw a career-high five interceptions with a pair of them returned for touchdowns and were able to remain in the game. Indeed, Bortles-the favorite player of The Good Place's oft-mocked Floridian, Jason Mendoza (Manny Jacinto)-played a significant role in the team's first playoff win since 2007, leading the 11-6 Jaguars to victory over the Buffalo Bills. "So we have to make sure we keep our head up and our feet moving".

Even if he is healthy enough to participate Sunday, this doesn't bode well for the Steelers. To be honest, there really isn't anything I'm impressed with. Pittsburgh will aid his cause this time with great run/pass balance, but the Jaguars' Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye are the best cornerback tandem in the NFL.

The 25-year-old has played better in patches this season, tossing a career low 13 picks. The Steelers were banged up in their AFC title game loss to New England past year, so being at 100 percent the rest of the way is key for them if they want to come out of the AFC.


"You have to treat every game like it could be your last because you never know when it is", Roethlisberger said this week when he met with reporters.

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